Abby Rosmarin

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What do you get when you cross neuroses with sarcasm?

Me.

Hi, my name is Abby. Pleasure to meet you.

As seen on Huffington Post, Bustle, Buzzfeed, MindBodyGreen, Thought Catalog, and a slew of other websites.

My newest book -- In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes -- is now out on Amazon. You should buy it. With your money.

Also the author of I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny, Chick Lit & Other Formulas for Life, and No One Reads Poetry: A Collection of Poems.

Go see how I do it bloggy style:
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Abby Rosmarin Write. I know, that sounds like terrible advice, right? Have writer's block? Write! But, seriously: write. Get out a notebook and pen (which I have fo…moreWrite. I know, that sounds like terrible advice, right? Have writer's block? Write! But, seriously: write. Get out a notebook and pen (which I have found takes away the pressure of writing anything profound) and just stream-of-conscious that noise. Write about your day, about what's on your mind. Write about how you feel like a sham and a fraud and you'll never amount to anything as a writer. Just keep going at it. If you start getting ideas for your book, write those notes down, too. Sometimes writing is like trying to break through the ice: you have to chip at it, centimeter by centimeter, with the faith that eventually you'll hit it in just the right way it all will fall into place.(less)
Abby Rosmarin It's twofold:

There is a high that a writer gets when everything is falling into place, when the words are pouring out of you and your characters are …more
It's twofold:

There is a high that a writer gets when everything is falling into place, when the words are pouring out of you and your characters are talking faster than you can write it down and you can literally hear the *click* as it all comes together. It is an otherworldly, surreal, exhilarating, terrifying experience. And there's nothing like it.

The other part has nothing to do with the actual act of writing, but in the aftermath of other people reading it. There is nothing I love more than when people get in contact with me and tell me that my writing has resonated with them, reassured them, made them understand the world in a new or different way. There's nothing a lot more than to give people that platform to begin to heal or learn something more about themselves.(less)
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Impermanence

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“This will make a good blog post, at least,” my husband offers.


“I can’t think like that. That’s a great way to guarantee I don’t write anything,” I say.


It’s a dumb thing to be upset over. But I am. We both are. Upset and frustrated and disheartened. The server we had been playing a video game on — building a world on — had crashed, and multiple days worth of work was erased in an

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This was a really lovely book. The story weaves around the entire town, showing life parallels and little synchronicities. It becomes very clear that the story is not about what happened to Jess, so much as what happened to those whose lives she affe ...more
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End of Watch by Stephen King
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An incredible culmination for the trilogy (I feel like throttling the person who told me, "Oh you don't need to read the first two books! You can skip to the third!" Yeah, and miss out on the meat of literally EVERYTHING the book is about!)

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
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This book should be a case example for creating a character that you don't particularly like, but you're fascinated by, and through that fascination you grow to love, pity, and root for her.

This book is witty, intelligent, interesting, and fast-paced
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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Ninety five year old Vivian is telling her life story. She says she is good at two things in life and that's sex and sewing but another thing she excels at is focusing on Vivian. In the first twenty years of her life, the fact that there were other p" Read more of this review »
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I don't know what to make of this novel.

Here's the thing: I really enjoy Gilbert's memoirs. There's something so self-indulgent and rich about them. But that same self-indulgence doesn't translate well into fiction.

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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Gilbert’s narrator is an old woman named Vivian, looking back at herself as a naive 19-year-old who had just failed out of Vassar College. (She ranked 361 in a class of 362, surpassing only a girl who contracted polio.) Baffled by a daughter with no " Read more of this review »
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I don't know what to make of this novel.

Here's the thing: I really enjoy Gilbert's memoirs. There's something so self-indulgent and rich about them. But that same self-indulgence doesn't translate well into fiction.

Likewise, the story itself is cleve
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Finders Keepers by Stephen King
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Here's something I really appreciated about this book (and this might be slightly spoilerish, although no plot points will be revealed): the curtain doesn't open to Bill Hodges. Instead, you learn about two very interesting characters from two differ ...more
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“Let me lay bare my soul
to show you’re not alone
in this naked rawness

- Vulnerable”
Abby Rosmarin, No One Reads Poetry: A Collection of Poems

“I learned that, while rejection is the name of the game, I’m always going to be exactly what someone is looking for, eventually. Whether it is looks or personality, be it in the professional world or the dating world, what others have over me is irrelevant, because there’s always someone out there looking for an exact type of someone – a someone that I can completely fulfill. I’m not going to be everyone’s ideal, so focusing on the times I get passed over – be it the modeling industry or in real life – is a colossal waste of time.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“I warned her that her lover is
the Picture of Dorian Gray
but
in reverse.

Instead of the portrait taking in
the ugliness
and sin
so he can be and
do
whatever he wants

Instead

he lets himself be ugly
so the image can stay
pristine

- Dorian Grey”
Abby Rosmarin, No One Reads Poetry: A Collection of Poems

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
John A. Shedd

“But life is too short not to make a fool out of yourself from time to time. And sometimes you need to make an ass out of yourself, just to see what you are capable of doing next. Life isn’t just about pushing your limits and seeing what you’re made of in the face of adversity. Sometimes it’s about getting embarrassed and feeling humiliated and seeing where you can go from there.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“We’re all looking for a bit of recognition, even if it’s the unconscious and hypocritical need for attention over the fact that we’re not publically seeking out attention.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“Reality is never what you imagined it would be. Sometimes it’s better. Sometimes it’s worse. And sometimes it’s just different. It’s not worth wasting time and energy trying to predict how things are going to turn out. Just go with the flow and keep your eyes and ears peeled.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

“Hard work, determination, and talent are key for any successful venture. But sometimes you need that fourth ingredient: dumb luck. Luck can never replace hard work and talent, but sometimes it can win out over both.”
Abby Rosmarin, I'm Just Here for the Free Scrutiny: One Model's Tale of Insanity and Inanity in the Wonderful World of Fashion

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