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RECAP: 2017 Autumn Writers Retreat: Writing, Relaxation, and the Company of People Who Love Stories

by Laura Romain Do you remember how Sarah Palin (as imagined by Tina Fey) could see Russia from her house? Well, I can see St. Marguerite’s Retreat Center from my … Continue reading

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November 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Fear of Finishing

Back when I was writing my third practice novel – one of the three I’m intensely glad never saw the scorching light of publication – I found it next to … Continue reading

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September 28, 2017 · 2 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

RECAP: Resolve to Write 2017 – Starting the new year off WRITE – Part 1

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 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

SPEAKER SERIES RECAP: Less Stress College Essays

Sarah Lyman Kravits knows what it takes to write a great college essay.  Not only is she the co-author of the Keys to Success college textbook series, but she’s read … Continue reading

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May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

A Writing Retreat Journal by Christina Kapp

Thanks to Christina Kapp, who facilitates TWC’s Poets Circle and teaches our Wednesday Young Storymakers class, for sharing her retreat journal with us! Friday It was definitely not a good … Continue reading

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September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

On the Gust of Momentum

I recently wrote a friend saying that my writing “suddenly caught a gust of momentum and is flying along.” Her response: “fly that wind!” made me smile. It also made … Continue reading

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January 18, 2012 · 3 Comments
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