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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

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


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

Brave New World for Words, or What I Learned at the Author (R)evolution Day Conference – Part I

I couldn’t decide if it was my personal “coming out party” for my latest book or my moment to come to terms with reality. But with a new novel very … Continue reading

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February 26, 2013 · 12 Comments

Story, Study, Practice, Craft

At TWC, we’re forever expanding the definition of the concept of “writing”. Composing words into works goes beyond prose and poetry, especially in the digital world where we can all … Continue reading

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September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lessons from a Friend: “How My Ebook Helped Me Nab a Publishing Contract”

Kathy Lynn Harris and I go way back – all the way to the first writing conference I ever attended, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, some 15 odd years ago. The … Continue reading

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February 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

But is it a “book”? (And does it even matter?)

Every time I begin with a new class of young students, I sit them in a circle on the floor and ask them to imagine that they’re sitting around a … Continue reading

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February 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Welcome to the New Writers Circle Blog

Welcome to the new location of The Writers Circle blog. I hope everyone who was following has found us here and will start following, subscribing, contributing and more. You … Continue reading

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November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Times They Are a-Changin’

The Times They Are a-Changin’. I see it again and again. I’m no longer worried so much as bemused (or amused) at the wriggling that the entire book industry is … Continue reading

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June 23, 2011 · 3 Comments

Piecing It Together

What does it mean to be a writer today? For most of us, we are piecing it together, taking the hours when they come, squeezing our words into lunch breaks, … Continue reading

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April 22, 2011 · Leave a comment
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