I have returned to New York after three months in Fire Island, which not to put too fine a point on it, is paradise.
My block has four restaurants and an open-air market full of plants and shrubs. There is a good feeling of optimism and hope. Hair salons are open, health clubs are open, and clothing stores are open.
There’s an air of optimism, and yet the city seems more calm than usual. I took the subway and found it clean, and pretty empty. I think New York will be just fine.
September 11 is a day of mourning for many of us. 19 years ago, New York was very nearly broken by the Twin Towers attack. And now we have just got over being ravaged by a pandemic. When I walk up Columbus Avenue, it brings tears to my eyes, because all the stores are bouncing back.
It’s a special day for me because my father, who is no longer here was born on September 11th. It seems fitting to share his obituary here.
HOROWITZ-David H., 82, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 14, 2010…read more
My NYU class has begun on zoom. I have an awesome group of students, and I am looking forward to an exciting ride to completing their screenplays in eight weeks or less.
Please join my free webinar on Wednesday: Use Screenplay Structure to Structure Scenes and Write Great Dialogue
And finally, I’m so excited to share episode 37 of JokeonaStick. Laughter is the best medicine, and we all need to heal and move on.
Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz