Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

I’ve been working on this column pitch for a website Chinook Book is launching next month. I was intrigued by the idea and really exited to apply but hesitated at this part of the application: "the most knowledgeable, most thoughtful and most irreverent citizens to produce original columns on living the green lifestyle in Portland." …

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Would you consider yourself a ‘green’ person? Everyone I’ve asked pauses for a long time before answering. I’m really curious to get your replies on this: are you a green person? If you say yes, but hesitated, why? What do you think "being green" means? I’m working on some column pitches on this subject and …

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I need your help with a little experiment. I am working on an essay that depends on your honest replies. I am writing under an assumption I’m pretty sure is true but want to double check it with your thoughts. Please respond to these questions if you feel at all compelled. If you would prefer …

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I’m working on some character development and I’m curious what comes to mind when you hear these names … For each name, I’d love to know what kind of a person you picture in terms of appearance, personality, quirks and habits … Silas Vanessa Ethan Remember though that everyone looks a little stupid and self-conscious …

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Someday I’ll have a site with Frequently Asked Questions. But for now, recently there’s been just these: "What’s up with Ani and what happened to Izzy?" My writing. Right. That’s what I’m supposed to be working on. Damn, this work nonsense is cramping my style. Yet, it’s so nice pay for things like my mortgage …

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