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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

RECAP: Self-Published to Bestseller! with Eva Lesko Natiello

by Mally Becker After 81 rejections, self-published author Eva Lesko Natiello had had enough. It didn’t matter that self-publishing was unfamiliar territory. That was no excuse not to learn. And … Continue reading

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February 13, 2017 · 5 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

My First NaNoWriMo by Chet Ensign

I jumped into NaNoWriMo this year the way I jump into a pool on a hot summer day. Standing with my toes on the edge thinking, “It’s gonna be cold, … Continue reading

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December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

RECAP: Conquering the Query Letter with Ellen Meister

by Mally Becker, TWC Outreach & Development The person sitting next to you at a dinner party leans in and asks: “So, what’s your book about?” They mean well. Of … Continue reading

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September 25, 2016 · 1 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

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

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
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