Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Editing Phase

Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Editing Phase

I love when I get to the editing phase of my books. It means I’m in the home stretch, and it also means that if someone forced me to turn my book in at this second, it wouldn’t be the worst thing. That is to say, it at least resembles a book. But editing...
Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Notecard Phase

Writing ‘Sex and the City’: The Notecard Phase

I get really excited in the notecard phase of writing any book. This is when I’ve done a lot of research and broken down all my notes and transcripts into bite-sized pieces. I put each piece on a notecard so that then I can spread them all out on my bedroom...
Candace Bushnell: You Need a Point of View to Be a Writer

Candace Bushnell: You Need a Point of View to Be a Writer

While researching my upcoming book on Sex and the City, I had the pleasure of interviewing the author of the book that inspired the series, Candace Bushnell. She said something that really stuck with me: “One of the reasons that I am a writer is that I do have a...
We Are All Political Writers Now

We Are All Political Writers Now

Like many of my colleagues in the pop culture writing business, I had a career crisis after the election: What, exactly, was I doing with my life? Was it enough to write about TV, music, and pop culture history? Should I be breaking important political stories...