Because of Tina Feyâ€™s two recentâ€”and of course brilliantly entertainingâ€”articles in The New Yorker, I have been reflecting on my 30 Rock experience. With 30 Rock, Tina Fey has blended wry irreverence, sharp cultural awareness, and earnestness in a way that I wish I could fully wrap my head around, let alone do something with.Â […]
Am I a writer?
In which I talk about the nature of the craft, the ones who are good at it and the ones who aren’t, and the stories I’m working on that aren’t the novel
In order to keep my writing skills at the readyâ€”available to me whenever I need themâ€”I need to exercise my writing muscles on a consistent basis. The truth is that Iâ€™d rather be watching TV, though.Â Therefore, for the next year, I will write about a different TV show each week. Thatâ€™s 52 TV shows. […]
Last week, I left a long, plaintive comment on this other, better blog because lately, like in the past year or so, I’ve been struggling with producing content for this space. I had been attributing the block to a couple of things, including how my write-all-the-time muscle has a permanent cramp now that I’m not […]
I went to a free yoga day on Saturday. While the hippiness of yoga has always appealed to me, the exercise aspect has not. I am not a person who moves when she doesn’t have to. Sachen and I have that in common. I know a lot of yoga people (and I think Alice on […]
Those of you following my Twitter are familiar with the poem already. Allow me to explain further. The saga of my surrealism class continues to force me into uncomfortable situations. On Thursday, the prof casually mentioned that he wanted us to write a poem in the style of “The Voice of Robert Desnos.” I immediately […]