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Woman Overboard: How Swimming in a Rooftop Pool Saved Me From Addiction

Even if I wrecked my back in the process.

After graduate school, as a single,  broke freelancer, I spent years of hot months in the big city partying and sweating  in a black bikini with a series of bad boyfriends atop my unpaved Manhattan building, christened Tar Beach. 1,463 more words

Health

Speaking on 2015 Writer's Digest Annual Conference panel, Sat. Aug. 1st, 2015, 2:20-3:20 PM

Incredibly honored and excited to participate in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference.

I’ll be speaking on a panel titled “HOW, WHEN & WHY TO SWITCH WRITING GENRES,” to be moderated by the brilliant and amazing  121 more words

Blog

The New School Best Online Editors Panel Recap

As a resident of New York City for nearly nine years, Alyssa, my friend and fellow writer, is a master at finding the best events in the city. 951 more words

The Industry

Lighting Up (How I Stopped Smoking, Drinking and Everything I Loved In Life Except Sex)

“LIGHTING UP” (HOW I STOPPED SMOKING, DRINKING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE I LOVED IN LIFE EXCEPT SEX) By Susan Shapiro    

Review By Alan Chrisman (All Articles ARE written BY ALAN CHRISMAN), copyright 2012-2015 (A Praveen Patel has tried to hack them and claim them.) 1,056 more words

Pop Culture

Relationships: "It's Complicated!"

RELATIONSHIPS: “IT’S COMPLICATED!”

There’s a section on G+ where people can describe their relationship. I noticed several people chose-“it’s complicated.”  Relationships, you know those things, most of us are either in, trying to recover from or are dreaming for. 916 more words

Pop Culture

Chapter 7 The Pathologies of Regulatory Inaction: General

Chapter 7
The Pathologies of Regulatory Inaction: General

Introduction

Why are truly ominous failures that expose systemic vulnerability often ignored by principals, while trivial or isolated problems arise near-panic?

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Principal Group

15 Secrets To Use Before You Publish

Before I go off on my vacation (one week away!) I want to give you part two of the lessons I learned at the Writer’s Digest Novel Conference in Los Angeles. 490 more words

Writing