The Bookish Fox

A Writing Lesson from Superstore

I have this habit of watching television during my lunch break (ah, the joys of working from home and for yourself). I just finished Grey's Anatomy (well, the good seasons of the show), and I was desperate to find something new. As I was flipping through Hulu, I saw that Superstore was featured.  Just to…

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Writing Lessons from Project Runway

Right now I am binging on old episodes of Project Runway, and I can't help but apply some of the lessons toward my writing. Without further ado, here are my biggest takeaways. 1. Listen to feedback. Whenever Timm Gunn gives a designer advice, he is usually right. If a designer listens, she is probably safe…

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My #1 Summer Book Recommendation

There is only one book on this planet that captures that lazy, magical feeling of summer in your childhood. If you want to experience hardcore nostalgia, pick up Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. Seriously, there isn't anything on earth that feels this much like summer to me. Not even the ice cream truck or LFO's "Summer Girls"…

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Where Set It Up Went Wrong

It was a typical Friday night. I had just gotten back from visiting an Amazon bookstore and a local hot dog place (both of which were extremely overrated and overhyped) with my husband and best friend. Instead of watching another Bravo show, we decided to watch Set It Up. Well, it turns out an upsell…

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A Writing Lesson from DJs

My best friend got married last weekend, and I have to say: her DJ was lit. Not only did he play Salt-N-Pepa twice, but his transitions were perfect. When Montell sang, "Let's flip the track, bring the old school back," Backstreet Boys' "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" started playing. Something equally genius happened when Miley Cyrus sang,…

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How I Escaped the Ivory Tower

Once upon a time, I worked in the ivory of tower of academia. I taught students how to read Middle English (they loved that) and coached football players on how to write essays on Oscar Wilde (I was obsessed with that magic lightbulb moment when everything clicked into place). But I eventually left to join the…

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