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When You Engage in Some Good Old Literary Citizenship Because, Really, You Just Want New Writer Friends with Whom To Bitch About Publishing

By Steph Auteri This blog post was originally published on TWC Instructor Steph Auteri‘s blog. We are publishing this extract from it with permission. View the full post here. I … Continue reading

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April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leaving the World a Better Place, One Word at a Time

by Cathy Chester, Guest Blogger I’ve been writing all my life. As a child, I dreamed of being a famous author, writing a work of fiction that would stand the … Continue reading

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March 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

RECAP: Resolve to Write 2017 – Starting the new year off WRITE – Part 2

On January 7 and 8, The Writers Circle held three Resolve to Write sessions facilitated by TWC Directors Judith Lindbergh (in South Orange) and Michelle Cameron (in Summit), and TWC instructor Lisa Romeo (in Montclair). … Continue reading

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January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

My First NaNoWriMo by Chet Ensign

I jumped into NaNoWriMo this year the way I jump into a pool on a hot summer day. Standing with my toes on the edge thinking, “It’s gonna be cold, … Continue reading

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December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

TWC’s Third Annual Gifts for Writers Compilation

It’s that time of year again, when all our thoughts turn to gift-giving. If you have a writer in your life, The Writers Circle has some suggestions that celebrate that … Continue reading

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November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

RECAP: The Writers Circle Mini-Retreat Photo Essay

Giving yourself permission and time to write can be difficult. Life tends to get in the way – the kids, the job, all those everyday demands. This year it’s even … Continue reading

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November 14, 2016 · 6 Comments

RECAP – Let All Voices Be Heard: Writers of Different Faiths Share Their Stories

        “I go into the Muslim mosque         and the Jewish synagogue         and the Christian church         … Continue reading

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October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

RECAP: Conquering the Query Letter with Ellen Meister

by Mally Becker, TWC Outreach & Development The person sitting next to you at a dinner party leans in and asks: “So, what’s your book about?” They mean well. Of … Continue reading

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September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Attending the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference – Part 1: Gathering Your Tribe

by Jeff Campbell, author and instructor at The Writers Circle Writing is often considered a lonely profession. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s the lesson I learned last weekend. … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 · 5 Comments

TO MARKET, TO MARKET – Part Three: Finding the Perfect Literary Agent for YOU!

Now that you’ve come up with your brilliant Elevator Pitch, drafted your query letter and the dreaded synopsis, it’s time to face the part of the process over which you … Continue reading

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May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment
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