Stories – published author or tv/film writer

Ali Rushfield

A COMEDY WRITER’S STORY by Ali Rushfield

In 2001, when I just started out working in TV comedy, I worked in one of the most difficult writer’s ...
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melissa haynes

A LIFE-LONG DREAM REALIZED: VOLUNTEERING WITH THE BIG FIVE IN AFRICA by Melissa Haynes

I turned down the job and dared to do what I had wanted to do my entire life. A spark ...
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Kristin McCloy, novelist

A NOVEL IDEA by Kristin McCloy

When I'm writing I often ask my small charges to help me channel the genie, and so often they will ...
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Wendy Tokuda

A SHY TV ANCHOR by Wendy Tokuda

I was a living stereotype of the nice little Japanese girl: quiet, polite, and obedient. My mom worried that I ...
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Julia Butterfly Hill

HEART by Julia Butterfly Hill

The root word for courage comes from the French and means “heart.” True courage can only come when we are ...
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Jenna Jolovitz

ISN’T THAT FABULOUS by Jenna Jolovitz

I knew no one, and no one knew me. I was completely anonymous. So I did it. Like a banana, ...
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Jo-Anne McArthur

LOVE MADE VISIBLE by Jo-Anne McArthur

It's summer in the Antarctic and on sunny days I can venture out onto the bow of our Sea Shepherd ...
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Lillian McCloy

MRS. SPOOK, SPAIN, 1965 by Lillian McCloy

Once, there was an intriguing assignment for me. Frank had been meeting with a Spanish-speaking Russian (Boris) who was being ...
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Gloria Steinem

ON SELF-ESTEEM by Gloria Steinem

It was the late sixties, those days that were still pre-feminist for me. I didn’t question the fact that male ...
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Alison Levine

ON THE EDGE by Alison Levine

I knew what it was like to get the snot kicked out of me high up on the summit ridge ...
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Doris Granny D Haddock

WALKING ACROSS AMERICA IN MY 90TH YEAR by Doris “Granny D” Haddock

Well, was that me? Old Doris? It was not the Doris who had sat meekly among them a year and ...
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Molly Caro May

WHAT I NEVER EXPECTED by Molly Caro May

Pregnancy may have knocked me over, but I had labored like Wonder Woman. If the upswing trajectory followed, postpartum would ...
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Caroline Paul

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE by Caroline Paul

Join me now at a fairly typical fire. That’s me, crawling down a hallway. I’m hauling hose, but you can’t ...
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Chodron

WHY I BECAME A BUDDHIST by Pema Chödrön (a story told on video)

In this short video, Pema Chodron candidly and humorously shares the story of her broken marriage and how it ultimately ...
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