I have a guest post this week at the FABULOUS site Beyond Your Blog! It’s about how friends and family might respond to your writing successes. Most will ignore your work, by the way, but that’s not such a terrible option. We writers produce way more than is reasonable to read.
How much material will a friend or family member read? How much material “should” these non-writer-types in our lives read? I have tons to say about all of that and more. See you at Beyond Your Blog! And if you’re new to the site and you’re a writer, you’re in for one of the best resources about how to pitch ideas to sites, anthologies, and print magazines/papers, and how to build your writing career.
You guys! I’ve been in the friendship advice gig for two years. TWO YEARS. It’s cliche to say it feels like just yesterday that Jessica and Stephane at The HerStories Project presented me with the idea to write the “HerTake” advice column for...read more
Recently I received a special letter from a woman in London who is converting to Judaism. She explained that she wanted my opinion after reading my most recent post about names for Kveller, which answered a note from a mom looking for an Italian/Jewish name for her...read more
There is no better apologizer I know than my husband. He has a way of diffusing a situation with a heartfelt “I’m sorry” at the exact right time, not years later, but on the spot. Yet, he’s also good at reflecting on a situation and...read more
Rosh Hashanah and its symbolic sweet honey cake gave me a new appreciation of Facebook this week. Do you like honey cake? Neither do I. I don’t know anyone who craves honey in the form of a dark, dense cake. And that is why I was surprised when my childhood friend,...read more
DO DO make brisket when you’re having a large group for dinner. Here’s some advice from Jamie Geller at Joy of Kosher. I’m including my two favorite brisket recipes in my newsletter later this week. Make sure you’re a subscriber! (see bottom of...read more
This month’s friendship question is not only about a friend who ignores another friend on Facebook. It will help anyone who has been on the receiving end of passive aggressive behavior, whether online or offline. But it will also help anyone who might read too...read more
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I’d love to hear your questions about friendship, difficult social situations, as well as online connections that could use some guidance. Ask me an anonymous question at The HerStories Project.