My name is Jodi Silberstein and I am a writer working through the writing prompts in the book 642 Things to Write About by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

I am an Ithaca College graduate with a degree in Journalism. I was born and raised on the beaches of Jersey. I have two older brothers and a puppy named Rossi. When I’m not writing, I like to cook, run, snowboard, and make playlists. I’ve been writing ever since my mom gave me my first journal for Hanukkah when I was six. This blog is a place for me to perfect my voice and better craft my skills as a writer.

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life…May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories… Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” – Ray Bradbury

Thank you for reading! Feedback is encouraged!



13 Replies to “About”

  1. Hi there Jodi,
    What a great and inspiring concept to blog about. I hope it’s writing well for you. You’ve got many years of creative writing ahead. A blog is a fantastic regimen to hold yourself accountable and ensure the writing is daily.
    Best of luck with this.

  2. hello! I absolutly love your writing. I just bought my book at urban outfitters and I wanted to find how other people interpreted the prompts. you are a genius! these are incredible!

  3. This is such a cool idea for a blog! I also have the book 641 things to write about. It’s so awesome! I’ve tagged it in a couple of the short stories I’ve written. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  4. Hi Jodi, I stumbled upon your blog while searching up ‘party scenes’ in Google, and I loved your breakup piece. You’re an amazing writer, and I aspire to write like you someday. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Hi Jodi,
    My name is Sofia and I am a 16 year old girl. I recently started writing in this amazing book, and I am really interested as well in journalism. Any tips on writing or on the career path of a journalist? I really would like to hear some, thanks!

    1. Hello!
      I appreciate you reaching out to me.
      There is of course no one path when it comes to writing as a career. What’s important, especially at your age, is to start cultivating a list of writers and journalists whom you admire. What are your favorite things to read and why? How were they written? What is your passion and how can you write about it? And keep reaching out to people! Set up phone calls, network, and ask lots of questions.

      Best of luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Jodi๏ผ
    So nice to meet u! Im a 18-year-old Chinese girl who happen to find ur blog, since I’m thinking about start writing as a part of my life in leisure time,mostly in Chinese of course and maybe sometimes in English too!
    What I want to say is that ur stories are fantastic and so attracting to me ! What a cool idea to have a blog like this!
    Hope to have ur reply. After reading some of ur stories, it would be great for me to know more about u:)

    1. Hello Irene! Thank you, I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ I always learn more about myself after finishing a piece. Writing prompts are a great way to get started.
      Good luck on your endeavors!


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