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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

Performing Research On the Ground

by Michelle Cameron, Director, The Writers Circle I’ve never before had the opportunity to research my novels in the places they happened. When I was writing both The Fruit of Her … Continue reading

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September 14, 2016 · 7 Comments

Attending the SCBWI Conference – Part 2: The Space Between the Panels: David Wiesner on Storytelling

by Jeff Campbell, author and instructor at The Writers Circle Storytelling is storytelling, no matter what medium. That is the second lesson I learned at the annual SCBWI New Jersey … Continue reading

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June 22, 2016 · Leave a 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

TO MARKET, TO MARKET – Part Two: The Dreaded Synopsis

Now that you’ve had the pleasure of boiling down your entire novel, memoir or nonfiction book into a single “elevator pitch” and tucked it neatly into your one-page query letter, … Continue reading

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March 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPEAKER SERIES RECAP: Kick-Start Your Blog

by Laurie Lico Albanese “Go with your passion,” was the phrase of the day at Stacey Gill’s Kick-Start Your Blog workshop held at The Writers Circle in Montclair this past Sunday. … Continue reading

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March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

SPEAKER SERIES RECAP: How to Get Successfully Published with The Book Doctors

by Mally Becker “This is the greatest time in history to be a writer,” declared David Henry Sterry. Because of all the publishing options now available, he and Arielle Eckstut, … Continue reading

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March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment
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