Posts in category "Writing"

Blog Hop: Why do you write?

Welcome to my first blog hop! While I may be a creative type (a writer, a blogger), I’m also still a nerd at heart (a CPA and a lawyer) and I will, therefore, follow these blog hop directions to a T (pushes glasses up nose). Here we go. STEP ONE: Acknowledge the person & site... Read more »

She Writes Chicago: Event Recap

The invitation: See my name bottom left! I was so flattered to be asked. The location: American Junkie, 15 W. Illinois St., Chicago. The host: Jillian Conley, author of Dating Chase Walker The charity: My Three Sisters Literacy Initiative. Learn more here. The #ChiWomenWriters: Check out my fellow writers here! ~~~ In the spirit of Stop... Read more »

Boobs and Cheesecake: Things I learned from blogging

1. People like lists.  They like them numbered.  They like them funny.  They like them on the short side. Pictures help too.  (Check out some lists of blogging the roses past and present here.) 2. When shit happens, don’t get mad. Blog about it.  Every annoyance, funny story, outrageous story, irritating memory becomes a bloggable moment.... Read more »

Princess Diana and the Royal Boy: Is she watching?

People are saying “Poor Diana, she’s not here to see the birth of her grandchild.” Yes, that is true. But, as Harry said about his brother’s wedding, “she had the best seat in the house.” It’s not the same – at all – and it’s very sad but she is not completely absent.  I believe... Read more »

If my favorite 80's and 90's movie characters had iPhones

I once asked author Jennifer Weiner a question on Twitter about whether she feels the need to incorporate social media in her books now, as opposed to her first book that came out in 2001 before the days of Facebook and Twitter.  She kindly tweeted me back, stating that she actually does because a book... Read more »

Do you believe in signs?

And miracles, for that matter. The world is made up of two kinds of people – the believers and the non-believers. I am in the former and that’s how I ended up being the weirdo at Dunkin Donuts the other morning. The Long Explanation - My grandfather sends me pennies.  Yes, he died 12 years... Read more »

Behind the Book: Highlighting Chicago Authors

What is Behind the Book? Fern Ronay (yes, me) and Bethany Clark, both lawyers and book lovers and writers themselves, host the show where they interview Chicago area authors about their books. The hosts read the author’s latest book before each interview and ask questions related to characters and plot and sometimes craft questions too,... Read more »

Killing the Angel: A Writing Must

My Inner Angel: You can’t do that. My Inner Writer: Why not? Angel: A book about a lawyer who wants to be a housewife? Are you kidding me? Writer: No.  Not kidding. Angel: What will people think? Writer: Who cares? Angel: What lawyer would actually not want to work and stay at home in A-line... Read more »

I've developed a strange habit since moving to Chicago

It happens like this. Someone else: Did you see that movie with Meryl Streep where - Me: She’s from New Jersey! Someone else: Last night, Chelsea Handler - Me: She’s from New Jersey! Someone else: One of the Jonas Brothers - Me: They’re from New Jersey! Someone else: You’re proud of that? Me: I can’t... Read more »

Thank you, Nora Ephron

I saw When Harry Met Sally five times in the theater. I was in 8th grade and I didn’t really understand why she’ll have what she’s having but I knew I wanted to live and date in NYC. And, I did.  And, that’s where I met my husband, who like you is Jewish and who... Read more »