My Hangout with Writer, Jordan Rosenfeld

By Estelle Erasmus


Jordan Rosenfeld, author

I am not sure exactly when it first happened, but sometime last year  I started to see really compelling essays all over (The New York Times Motherlode, The Rumpus, Billfold, OXJane, Bustle, Brain, Child)  with the byline, Jordan Rosenfeld.

Since then we’ve become friends and I’m delighted to interview her for   this Google+ hangout, because I believe she has so much of value to say about writing, getting published, her writing process and tips on improving your writing.

Here is Jordan’s bio:

Jordan E. Rosenfeld is author of the novels Forged in Grace and Night Oracle, as well as the writing guides: Make a Scene and, with Rebecca Lawton, Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life and two more from Writer’s Digest Books due out in Spring and Fall of 2015.

Jordan is Managing Editor of the popular online magazine Sweatpants & Coffee, and a contributing writer for Role/Reboot. Her articles, essays and stories have been published in or are forthcoming at: The Billfold, Brain, Child, Full Grown People, Literary Mama, Medium, Mommyish, the Nervous Breakdown, the New York Times,, The Rumpus, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, Writer’s Digest magazine and The Writer.

Without further adieu, here is my interview with Jordan.



In this interview you’ll  hear:

  • *Where Jordan  has been published
  • *How she is so prolific
  • Tips for an essayist looking to break into bigger publications
  • About her books and novel
  • *Her writing process
  • *The best writing book she recommends and the best writing advice she ever got
  • *What her best and worst writing experience was
  • *About Sweatpants & Coffee and publishing opportunities
  • *About her writing retreat

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Check out my favorite pieces of Jordan’s

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Naked Ladies

Billfold: My Father’s Shadow Money

Ozy: First-Person Friday: Sugar Hide 

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19 thoughts on “My Hangout with Writer, Jordan Rosenfeld”

  1. Hi Estell, This is the first I heard of Jordan. I’m going to check out “sweet pants and coffee” and the book I will order it. I will have to check out her writing. Thank you!

    1. Sherry, you are fantastic. Stay in touch once you get a copy. I’m always happy to be in contact with readers!

  2. I enjoyed this interview. I always keep a pad of paper and pen next to my bed and in my purse. I am working on using my phone for note taking. You never know when a brilliant idea might pop into your head. Thank you!

  3. I’m so glad to learn about Jordan. I’m sure I’ll see her name all over now that I’ve been introduced to her. Isn’t that how it works. And, yes, I write notes on my phone all the time. So nice to always have a “pad and pen” with me.

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