So What Is This?

Welcome to In Omnia Paratus!

Annette Lyon
Sep 7 · 2 min read

If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, you probably know that the title comes from the Life and Death Brigade, and that our subtitle, Life Is Short. Write Well, is a riff on a line from Lorelai (the original: Life is short. Talk fast.)

Posts will be twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

That’s when you’ll find writing lessons drawn from the hit Warner Bros show and the writing genius that is Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator and writer of Gilmore Girls.

Who Are We?

We’re both writers and fans of the show, having binged it multiple times each. We’ve both taught at and helped run numerous writing conferences, and we love the written word.

Gina Denny (follow her on Medium here) posts on Tuesdays, and Annette Lyon (follow her on Medium here) posts on Thursdays.

You can check out our websites and find us on social media:

ANNETTE: * Website * Twitter * Instagram * Facebook * Newsletter *

GINA: * Website * Twitter * Instagram * Facebook *

Or jump to our bios:

About Gina

About Annette

What to Expect

While we’re big fans of Gilmore Girls and Amy Sherman-Palladino in general, we’re also very aware that she is (gasp!) human and flawed.

That means the show is both brilliant (which provides lessons for writers) and has missteps at times (which also provides lessons for writers).

We’ll look at both.

Unlike many other outlets that dive into individual shows, we won’t be starting at the first episode, moving along to the finale. We’ll hop around, refer to several episodes in a single post at times, go wherever the writing lessons lead us. (Heck, we won’t stop with the finale; we’ll surely dive into A Year in the Life, the revival, too!)

So join us every Tuesday and Thursday!

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Then pick up a mug filled with your beverage of choice and hang out with us in our very own literary Stars Hollow.

Photo by Annette Lyon

In Omnia Paratus: Life Is Short. Write Well.

Become a better writer with lessons from Gilmore Girls. From two writers obsessed with the show.

In Omnia Paratus: Life Is Short. Write Well.

Twice-weekly writing lessons based on the hit show and the writing genius of its creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Far more than Team Dean vs. Team Jess. Pull up a stool, grab a mug from Luke’s, and join us.

Annette Lyon

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USA Today bestselling & award-winning author of women’s fiction & romance. Word nerd. Chocoholic. Mom. https://taplink.cc/annette.lyon

In Omnia Paratus: Life Is Short. Write Well.

Twice-weekly writing lessons based on the hit show and the writing genius of its creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Far more than Team Dean vs. Team Jess. Pull up a stool, grab a mug from Luke’s, and join us.