Dorri Olds, Writer

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Dorri Olds has been published in 9 book anthologies,major magazines, and interviewed on multiple media platforms.

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Enclave Reading Series ‘FRAYED IN NEW YORK’ at Actor Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming

Enclave Reading series on Saturday night was standing room only. Held at Cumming Club in Manhattan’s East Village, the joint was chockablock with hot bodies and talent. The four authors: Jeremiah Moss, Vanishing New York, Lara B. Sharp, Barb Morrison and Christopher Stoddard. Host and co curator Jason Napoli Brooks.

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How to Quit Your Job and Write for a Living

How to write for yourself. Here is how to make a career in writing versus daydreaming about a romanticized version of a writer’s life. To grab the reigns and succeed with a money-making freelance career, you need to think critically about what you want and what your skills are. Then you can make an educated choice on the type of writing role that’s right for you. Google freelance writing for ongoing gigs. you may choose to pursue content marketing, ghost writing, editing, ghost editing, journalism for industries that have an ongoing need for writers. Think: science, finance, health, parenting, tech, or any topic that interests you. The list is almost endless.

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ASJA Announces Chairs for 2018 New York Writers Conference

The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) has announced their three track chairs for the annual New York City Writers Conference. • Carolyn Crist Beginning Track Manager, and Detailed Overseer • Nancy Dunham Mid-Career Track Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. She’s also ASJA’s new volunteer coordinator. • Dorri Olds Advanced Career Manager and nicknamed the “Social Media Guru” for the entire … Read more

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How to Accept a Compliment with Grace | by Wendy Toth and Power Pantsuiting

I was the youngest of three girls and was born a ham. I love attention—thrive on it really. So I’ve never been one to shy away from any limelight I can grab. When somebody gives me a compliment I grin ear-to-ear and say, “Thank you!” I figure that’s like positive reinforcement. If their compliment is met with an enthusiastic response, then they will be more likely to compliment me again, right?

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Sweet Reads presents Leigh Stein, Court Stroud, Dorri Olds and Andy Marino

On February 23 at 6:30 pm “Sweet Reads” at Joyce Bakeshop (646 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn) will feature the amazing Leigh Stein, author of three books and co-founder of Out of the Binders, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing the careers of women and gender non-conforming writers, Dorri Olds, and Court Stroud, and musician Andy Marino.

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On this #WriterWednesday I am cheering myself up because 2016 was so bizarre. The weirdness weirded everybody I know out. Since my natural born tendency is to veer toward dark thoughts, I am making a conscious effort to exercise any positives I can think of. So, that said, I have made a list of publications … Read more

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Defriending My Rapist: personal essay in THE NEW YORK TIMES!

I clicked “Add Friend.” He accepted within minutes. Stunned, I wondered if he had forgotten raping me. Defriending my rapist on Facebook.

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SAVE THE DATE Saturday, May 21, 2016 ASJA Annual Writers Conference

SAVE THE DATE! Sat., May 21, 2pm. Latest Social Media Tricks: What Works and What’s a Turnoff. There’s never enough time in a writer’s life. It can be overwhelming without tips and tricks for efficiency. Don’t waste valuable hours.

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2015 – A Year in Review

2015 was another year of fun successes – articles published, red carpet photo ops, one on one celebrity interviews, and movie previews. It has been another stellar year and I am so grateful. Celebs include Robert de Niro, Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Lily Tomlin, Nat Wolff, Glenn Close and so many more.

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