Lauren J Sharkey
Sackett Street - Week 2

Why do you workshop? #amwriting

What I’m about to say might seem ridiculous to most people.  However, I think I am ridiculous to most people so it really doesn’t matter.

Being in a creative industry is one of the hardest things out there.  You’re not just putting out an analysis report that needs to be reviewed – there’s no sales to judge and scrutinize.  No – whether you’re a singer, actor, writer – the one thing that you put…

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Aw yeah it’s #cupcake time!

Aw yeah it’s #cupcake time!

Thanks, @spotify - you are making my day right now! #fionaapple #criminal

Thanks, @spotify - you are making my day right now! #fionaapple #criminal

Thoughts I Had Between W6E and Exit 31A

#thoughtsIhad etween W6E and Exit 31A

My mother used to say the reason we had to go to church on Sunday was because Taylor’s biological parents wanted him to be raised Catholic…what about my parents?

Maybe that’s why I never finish anything.

I wonder if Taylor and I will ever be brother and sister.  He hates me.  I think it’s because he’s seen the evil that lies within me.  Either that or he just can’t forget.

Sometimes I think Bryan…

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Jus Clease - Day 3

Just finished the @JusbyJulie 3 day cleanse and I couldn’t be happier to not eat kale!

The above image is pretty much all you need to know how I feel right about now.  I’ve officially completed the Jus by Julie 3-Day cleanse and survived to tell the tale.  I’m about six pounds lighter, but it doesn’t mean too much considering I’m going to gain it back once I resume a normal diet.  However, that’s not to say that my experience wasn’t valuable.  I feel like I learned a lot about…

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Sackett Street - Week 1

Down here I was a writer, up there I could be a shitty writer.

People, in general, get nervous when they’re about to go into the unknown.  However, I think people are exponentially more nervous when they known the unknown is exactly where they want/need to be.  Well, at least I do.

As I stood outside the carpet shop that serves as the foundation for our meeting place, I felt as though the pounding from within my chest was what was causing people to stare.  S…

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Jus Cleanse - Day 2

Jus Cleanse – Day 2

I’m not from what one would consider to be a rich family.  Then again, I’m not from what one would consider a poor family either.  My family and I are just, well, average.  My dad works as a carpenter and my mother use to babysit children (until my grandmother’s Alzheimer’s progressed.  Once it got really bad, my mother left her job to take care of her.).  We went on family vacations every year…

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What’s your idea of a #summer #vacation? #amwriting

For our first session, E. had us complete a writing prompt to break the ice a bit.  

What’s your idea of a #summer #vacation? #amwriting

For our first session, E. had us complete a writing prompt to break the ice a bit.  

Motives and Motivations

The reason I applied to @sackettstreet wasn’t to find out if I was a good writer, but to discover if I could be:

  • Validation:  I think this is a common motivation among writers.  Essentially, I wanted to know if I was any good.  Sure friends who have read my work have all told me how great I am – but I want genuine feedback from someone in the industry.  More importantly, I want to hear from someone who isn’t going to care if I cry on the train ride back home.
  • Community:  After I graduated from Nassau…

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Thoughts I Had in @IrvingFarm on Orchard and Broome

Before my first class at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop this past Tuesday, I decided to grab a bite at the famous…

Thoughts I Had in @IrvingFarm on Orchard and Broome

Before my first class at the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop this past Tuesday, I decided to grab a bite at the famous…