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I’m on Marie Claire for My Big Lazy Eye

In Articles, My Life and Shit, Rants on April 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

I’ve got my first legit “beauty” piece published. It’s a memoir piece about all of the ways I tried to hide my lazy eye growing up and how it still haunts me as an adult!

Diary of a Lazy Eye: The Surprising Story of Fixing My Face

I’m currently working on a full length book proposal based on this piece. You can contact me about this or other questions or projects at lalizzire@yahoo.com

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Tonic on Vice: Are Dentists Really More Prone to Suicide?

In Articles on April 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm

I took my first big step into investigative journalism with this new piece Vice’s health site Tonic:

ARE DENTISTS REALLY MORE PRONE TO SUICIDE?

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My Latest for Tonic on Vice: Can Booze Cure a Cold?

In Articles on December 7, 2016 at 10:35 am

I’m very psyched to be back writing for Vice.com once again, this time on their Health site “Tonic.” Check out my latest piece on boozey cures!

Can Booze Cure a Cold? 

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Rejection Project Month 4 Report: That’s Acceptable

In Articles, Memoir Essays, Project Rejection, Uncategorized on May 6, 2016 at 8:04 pm

New to my blog? Read about my Quest to Get 50 Rejection Letters in 2016 here

April was an absolute, utter, total disaster for my Rejection Project. Not only did I only received two measly rejections, something truly horrible happened.

I was accepted.

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An extremely personal essay I wrote about pregnancy depression was accepted for publication at a GIGANTIC media outlet–Vice.com.

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I wrote the piece last September in the height of my pregnancy depression despair. I was in such agony and rage about the lack of support available I decided that IIIIIII would be THE voice on the topic. But even as I wrote it, I whimpered: “No one’s going to publish it. No one’s going to read it. NO ONE.”

But they did. I don’t know how many people–but I know that Vice has 5 million follower of Facebook, and if even 1% of them read it, that’s 50,000 people. That’s a LOT.

This rejection situation is a disaster. At least I know for SURE that no one will ever publish my awesome novel. Both rejection letters I got this month were for my novel query letters–and both of them came within 24 hours of me sending out my request.

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I’m sure getting published on Vice will be my one and only writing accomplishment EVER.

I think.

Here’s my article. Read it! Share it! I’m for sure going to send out some queries to turn it into a book that will hopefully get rejected many times over!

Maybe???

Sentras and Sizzle-Lean: 7 Things That Changed Before the “Breaking Bad” Pilot Ever Aired

In Articles on September 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Breaking Bad

 

As the world prepares to feast on this weekend’s “Breaking Badseries finale, many are praising creator Vince Gilligan for delivering what may turn out to be the most celebrated, well-executed story arc in the history of television. He seems to have known absolutely everything that was going to happen, and has yet to drop the ball on a single twist or turn, leading some to believe he truly did have the entire story worked out on day one.

But, as Walt said in the pilot episode, chemistry isn’t just the study of matter, “it’s the study of change.” And there were plenty of things in the original script that became something else entirely. Here are the seven biggest abandoned ideas Gilligan wrote into the original pilot script. They’ll blow your mind harder than a snort of “the blue stuff.”

Read the full story on Medium.com

The 5 most fearless women in comedy today

In Articles on April 10, 2013 at 5:16 pm

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I’m the newest blogger for LifeStyleDaily.com! Check out my first feature, “The 5 Most Fearless Women in Comedy”:

Comedy is scary. Making an audience laugh means getting inside their heads and surprising them with aggressive, brutal honesty. It is, by no means, a ladylike endeavor. Maybe that’s why female comediennes have been running up against the old cliché that women aren’t funny since the first cavegirl stepped up on stage to deliver her set at a prehistoric open mic night.

In 2013, the old adage that comedy is a man’s game seems less relevant than ever. Slowly but surely, funny women are elbowing their way into some of the most coveted positions in the world of wit, and they all have one thing in common: they are fearless.

Read the full article on LifeStyleDaily.com