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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

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
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