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On being a micro-celebrity

Ariel answers reader questions like “how do you deal with stress?,” “Will you ever make an Offbeat Bride magazine?” and “What’s your favorite part of being a wife?”

Literary pretense vs. the life of a working writer

This weekend I’ve been chewing over issues of literature and the literary life as compared to the work and life of commercial writer. I’ve paid my bills for a decade as a writer, I didn’t do that by sniffing at potential clients — I’ve sacrificed most of my snobbery when it comes to the written […]

The business of Offbeat Bride

This post was written in 2008, and while all the numbers are many years outdated, it’s a good look at the early history of my business. Original introduction: This is essentially a white paper about my Offbeat side project, which includes my book Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides and It’s quite long […]