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50 Ways to Tell a (Rescue) Story: 7 Tips for Writers

by Jeff Campbell, TWC Instructor One good hook? That’s hard enough to come up with. Fifty good hooks, one after another, for 300 pages? That’s the daunting challenge I faced … Continue reading

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October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Writing Retreat Fairy Tale

Inspired by TWC’s upcoming writing retreat, Michelle offers a whimsical fairy tale… Once upon a time, there was a timid young woman with a yen for writing and a monster … Continue reading

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August 15, 2014 · 1 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

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

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

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

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
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