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Gifts to Fill the Blank Page

Holiday time is a hopeful time for writers. We actually think we’ll get something done in those quiet hours between family gatherings – foolish dreamers that we are. Still, there … Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Autumn Brings New Authors by Isabella DeFranceschi

We are tickled that The Writers Circle is the subject of this lovely article by one of our students, Isabella DeFranceschi, who wrote it for her high school journalism class. … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Long and Winding Road (to Publication)

by Jennifer Walkup I started writing stories as a young girl, became serious about it in high school, and dug deeper into the craft in college and then graduate school. … Continue reading

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October 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Waiting Game

What a time it has been! I’ve gone from tentatively sticking my toe back into publishing waters to swimming in the whirlpool of anxious possibility… Ah, but you have no … Continue reading

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October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Discipline of Short Work

In our last post, we invited all our students to submit short stories about our crazy new characters, Amelia, Maurice and Felix. But here, I want to take a minute … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Writers Circle’s New Cast of Crazy Characters – and the chance to publish a story about them!

It’s time to spruce a few things up here at The Writers Circle. We’ve been using our authentic antique images since 2010. Now it’s time to move into the 21st … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

On Rejection: An Honest Assessment and Some Ways to Survive It

by Christina Kapp In book publishing, editors and agents will often refer to a book “finding it’s home” at the right publishing “house.” These are good analogies, because they imply … Continue reading

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September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Safe Space to Create

by Jake Rosati, TWC Summer Intern The second week of the Summer Intensives has begun with a great group of young writers who wasted no time diving in.  The expanse … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Summer Intensives Are “Intense!”

by Daniele Walker, TWC Program Coordinator Our first week of Summer Intensives is underway. Twenty-five students, ages 10-17, are doing what they came for: writing, writing, writing.  The experience definitely … Continue reading

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August 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nitpicking

When my son got lice a few years ago – quite common among the elementary school set – I came to appreciate the true meaning of “nitpicking”. Plucking those tiny, … Continue reading

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June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments
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