Working for a Living

As usual, I'm for hire.

Here are a few things I can help you do:

1. Develop your reality TV show ideas (I've worked on true crime, adventure, and miniseries)

2. Blog (TIME.com named me one of the best bloggers of the year in '08)

3. Write (I'm a journalist with bylines ranging from Harper's Bazaar to Salon to Variety)

4. Advertising (I've worked with Publicis Groupe and Weber Shandwick)

5. Consult (I've helped cast feature films and TV shows)

My LinkedIn is here. You can email me here.

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Brain on Fire

I really didn't care for this book. It's a fascinating story about a woman who suffers from what is unclear at first, but what it turns out to be is what twists and turns her mind into something else altogether.

The most interesting aspect of the book is that she cannot remember what happened when her mind went off the tracks for a month, and as a journalist she sets out to recreate and rediscover what happened to her.

But for some reason that episode remains unintegrated into the rest of the author's life, or so it seems. It's as if you spent several hundred pages reading a book in which the author skirts the subject, simply staring at it from far away, never reengaging it in a way that transforms her wholly. Perhaps this is the complication of the brain.

I certainly experienced a very minor version of this at one point in my life. And one thing I learned is that it's very difficult to be objective about a thing when the sick thing is the thing itself.

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Things You Can Hire Me to Do

1. Develop your reality TV show idea

2. Create engagement-friendly ad copy

3. Blog about interesting/provocative/timely topics

4. Freelance journalism

5. Consult on your multimedia project

You can view my experience on LinkedIn.

You can email me at susannahbreslin at gmail dot com.

Support the arts! Buy a digital copy of THE TUMOR, a "masterpiece of short fiction" by me, Susannah Breslin.

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Storm Clouds Over the State of Louisiana

I've got a new short story up on Contrary Magazine. I wrote this story in 2004 or 2005. Enjoy it.

They were in a bar. They were in a bar with a woman and a man. It had been the two women, but they had made calls, and then the men had come. She knew when she talked to him that he was drunk. He was drunk and he was at a strip club nearby with one of his friends. Now, he was here. The other man and the other woman didn’t know each other as well as she and the man knew each other, even though the other man and the other woman had been dating for awhile. The other man had his arms crossed over his chest like he was trying to hide his heart. She looked at the man that she was with. She loved it when he was drunk. That was the only time he said what he wanted. Later, the other woman would tell her that her drunk boyfriend who had been at the strip club looked at her like she was his whole world. And, she thought: You bet.

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