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New Service Available: Writing Coach
I always say that everybody has a book in them somewhere, but dragging it from their heads to the page is daunting. That's where I come in. When I work with my celeb clients on their books, my single most valuable skill isn't my writing. It's my curiosity. I ask them questions, in essence dragging that book out of their heads and getting it onto the page. I make them think about things they may have otherwise thought uninteresting or useless, but that actually ending being great threads or chapters in their books. A lot of people need that push, so I've been offering a Writing Coach package t...
I Created A Reality TV Show!
I'd like to introduce you to my latest project: Pushing It, a reality show airing on NBC's CoziTV starting in June. It features celeb-trainer Jenny Skoog and three of her driven clients. One has just had a baby, one is about to give birth and one is con...
Tony Bennett, The Boss and...Me Walk Into a Theater
Oh yeah, that's right. I got my big interview with Bruce Springsteen. Okay. It wasn't big. I snuck in one quick question. And he answered it. But it was very exciting none-the-less. He, along with Tony Bennett (totally different outfit than Bruce's) and slew of stars, came out for the premiere of "Lilyhammer" a Netflix Original Series. Champagne and popcorn, classic combination, were served pre-screening and crab cakes and other yummy's, plus a full bar, were served post....
Quick Tips on Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal
I’m a ghostwriter so I’m asked often how one goes about putting a book together. If it’s a memoir and your name isn’t Snooki, you might have to write the entire book in order to shop it. With fiction, you have to write the entire book. But for non-fiction, generally speaking, you have to write a solid proposal. From there, you have to find an agent who likes it and wants to work with you. The agent, once signed with you, sends your proposal out to various editors at publishing houses. If somebody likes the idea, and hopefully many do, they make you an offer, you get an advance and yo...
Is Talking Still A No-No?
I haven't stepped foot in a library in, well...I'm going to say a decade, but I think it has been longer than that. Today, in between meetings and deadlines, however, I was in need of some wifi - stat. As I bolted up and down the streets looking for a not-so-crazy-crowded Starbucks I spotted the New York Public Library near Bryant Park. Not the giant, beautiful building on Fifth, but the smaller, dingier, built-in-the-mid-to-late-70s one on 40th, across the street.
I popped in, a little too giddy about my find, and asked the security guard if the library offered free wifi. "Yes," sh
Season Finales - Still Catching Up
When I lived in London, pre-DVR days, pre-online viewing options, I had someone taping - on VHS tapes - Sopranos, Sex and The City and Law and Order. They used to ship them en masse to me there from the states and I'd dedicate a full day to watching back to back episodes of one particular show. It was my own personal marathon. I loved and still love watching TV that way. I did it last season with Weeds - mostly so I didn't have to pay for Showtime for the entire duration, but also, I love being totally engrossed in the characters and the story lines leading up to a finale extraordinaire. I l...