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A Visit to the Deserted Village

by Alex, age 14, Summer Intensive Writer This essay was written following the Summer Creative Writing Intensive’s visit to the Deserted Village in Watchung Reservation on July 23. Through the … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Environment of Exploration and Inspiration

by Cindy Sharra, TWC Intern As New Jersey’s prolonged winter loosened its grasp, the long-awaited summer took its place. Students from around the area parted from their schools and supplies … Continue reading

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July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

That One Can Smile, and Smile, and Be a Villain

O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain! My tables—meet it is I set it down That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain— Hamlet Act 1, scene 5, 106–108 … Continue reading

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June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaker Series RECAP: Publishing Insiders: Literary Gatekeepers share what’s happening “over the transom”

This Sunday’s Speaker Series event, “Publishing Insiders” was a huge hit, with three articulate young professionals telling it like it really is in a rapidly changing and still completely vital … Continue reading

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April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Shaping the Monster

A lot of my students are coming to an interesting moment in their writing. They’re nearing the end of their drafts – long, hard-earned manuscripts that they’ve been crafting for … Continue reading

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March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Afternoon with Digital Visionary Jason Allen Ashlock

Jason Allen Ashlock may not like to call himself an expert, but we at The Writers Circle refuse to consider him anything else. Who but a true digital visionary could … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Inspiration for the Snowbound Writer

No matter how old you are, it’s been a tough winter. The prospect of school extending into summer is crushing our youngest writers’ spirits.  And you parents out there are … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer One of my teen writers was talking to me about a book she was reading this past week. In the space of three sentences, she had … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Stuff My Writing Students Say, Part 16

by Lisa Romeo, TWC Instructor “You’re kind of cranky. But in a good way.” Last night, the final night of an 11-week memoir and personal essay class, a writer who … Continue reading

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January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christina Baker Kline: From Mid-list to Bestseller! A Writer Circle Speaker Series Recap

“How to become a bestseller?”  It’s the second question on every writer’s mind, right after “How do I get published in the first place?” No matter how many optimistic articles … Continue reading

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December 9, 2013 · 2 Comments
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