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RECAP: Ready, Set, Submit with Lisa Romeo

When I first started writing seriously, I was struck by the generosity of many of the experienced authors I encountered along the way. These writers were willing to take a … Continue reading

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October 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

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


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

Tortoise vs. Hare

I have been pondering the pace at which I write my novels. I’d thought that I’d been working on this latest book for five years now, until I realized just … Continue reading

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June 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Picking Borders’ Bones

OK, let’s admit it. We’ve all done it at some point over the past few weeks – headed over to the nearest Borders to pick the last meat off the … Continue reading

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September 19, 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

Getting Ready for the Next Wave: Our Future as Storytellers

I was listening to NPR on the drive home the other night, hearing how we should be preparing for the rise out of this economic downturn. They were advising everyone … Continue reading

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December 8, 2010 · Leave a comment
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