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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

A Visit to the Deserted Village

by Alex, age 14, Summer Intensive Writer This essay was written following the Summer Creative Writing Intensive’s visit to the Deserted Village in Watchung Reservation on July 23. Through the … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer One of my teen writers was talking to me about a book she was reading this past week. In the space of three sentences, she had … Continue reading

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January 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Christina Baker Kline: From Mid-list to Bestseller! A Writer Circle Speaker Series Recap

“How to become a bestseller?”  It’s the second question on every writer’s mind, right after “How do I get published in the first place?” No matter how many optimistic articles … Continue reading

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December 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

I’m Gonna Be on TV!!!

Don’t all authors dream of being interviewed on TV? Ideally, the topic should be their sweat-and-blood books, but if not that, then maybe their knowledge of the topic about which … Continue reading

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November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Mystical World of Historical Fiction by novelist Stephanie Cowell

Stephanie Cowell is a very old friend. For those of you who’ve been in my classes before, she’s the “Stephanie” I mention enviously (in the most generous of ways) when … Continue reading

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May 14, 2012 · 7 Comments

Huh…? vs. Hmmm…

We writers love the mystery of a story’s unfolding. Half the time, honestly, we’re not quite sure where it’s going ourselves. Isn’t that part of the fun – the exploration … Continue reading

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June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

How One Paragraph Can Take Four Days

by author and TWC Associate Teacher, Michelle Cameron I love research. To me, there’s nothing more inspiring than discovering how my characters might have lived their lives – what they … Continue reading

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June 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

A Visit to The Writers Circle with Michelle Cameron

Guest blogger and author Michelle Cameron has shared her thoughts on The Writers Circle Blog before. This past weekend, she visited one of The Writers Circle children’s classes at Luna … Continue reading

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February 16, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two Great Friends, Three Great Events

These past few weeks have been busy ones for me with several friends launching and promoting their latest works. First came Marc Aronson’s If Stones Could Speak. Then the joyous … Continue reading

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April 30, 2010 · Leave a comment
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