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The Writers Circle’s 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Finalists

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE…. Here they are: The Writers Circle’s 2016 finalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  We have a lot of key winners this year in practically every writing category!  And the … Continue reading

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February 4, 2016 · 3 Comments

Resolve to Write

On January 9, The Writers Circle held two simultaneous special events to start of the new year: Resolve to Write – one in Ridgewood, hosted by Co-Director Michelle Cameron, and one … Continue reading

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January 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ending 2015 on a Happy Note

by Michelle Cameron, TWC Co-Director I don’t think I’ve ever been happier as a writer. I’ve spent these two holiday weeks responding to my agent’s comprehensive edits. (Yes, agents do … Continue reading

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December 31, 2015 · 8 Comments

‘Tis the Season! Gifts for Writers, Year 3

Hard to believe the holiday season is upon us! We’re delighted to be able to share some truly wonderful gift ideas for the writer in your life. And if you … Continue reading

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December 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Weekend of Peace, Companionship and Writing at The 2015 Writers Circle Retreat

As the leaves drifted to coat the earth with a crackling carpet of golden brown, twenty writers gathered for The Writers Circle’s second annual weekend retreat in Mendham, NJ. “It … Continue reading

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November 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Speaker Series Recap: What Is a Brand and Where Can I Get One? with Literary Publicist Claire McKinney

by Mally Becker The idea of promoting my own literary work makes me want to hide under a blanket with a bag of leftover Halloween candy. Or maybe mint Oreos…, … Continue reading

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October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Good Local Bookseller Can Be an Author’s Best Friend: an interview with Margot Sage-El, proprietor of Watchung Booksellers

I met Margot Sage-El, proprietor of Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, when I was brand new to New Jersey, making my rounds in anticipation of the launch of my debut novel, … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

At the Beginning – Again

Walking through fog. With the headlamp on. Low. Paraphrasing a quote from E.L. Doctorow. This is what it’s like to write a novel. I keep telling myself that as I … Continue reading

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June 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Don’t Underestimate the Kids

Amidst the sense-bombarding chaos at the annual Summit Street Fair, one of the ways The Writers Circle draws attention to our booth is through our Add-a-Line story board. “Want to … Continue reading

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May 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tea & Poetry: A Recipe for National Poetry Month

Recipe for a lovely Sunday afternoon. Take: One beautiful space at MONDO-Summit Four poets, all TWC instructors Christina Kapp Donna Baier Stein Sondra Gash Michelle Cameron Fragrant loose-leaf teas served … Continue reading

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April 28, 2015 · 1 Comment
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