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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

Attending the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference – Part 1: Gathering Your Tribe

by Jeff Campbell, author and instructor at The Writers Circle Writing is often considered a lonely profession. But it doesn’t have to be. That’s the lesson I learned last weekend. … Continue reading

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June 13, 2016 · 5 Comments

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

TO MARKET, TO MARKET – Part Two: The Dreaded Synopsis

Now that you’ve had the pleasure of boiling down your entire novel, memoir or nonfiction book into a single “elevator pitch” and tucked it neatly into your one-page query letter, … Continue reading

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March 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

SPEAKER SERIES RECAP: How to Get Successfully Published with The Book Doctors

by Mally Becker “This is the greatest time in history to be a writer,” declared David Henry Sterry. Because of all the publishing options now available, he and Arielle Eckstut, … Continue reading

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March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

TO MARKET, TO MARKET – Part One: The “Elevator Pitch” Query Letter

After six years as The Writers Circle, we’ve witnessed the birth of some amazing writing and worked with writers who’ve truly stretched and grown. We’ve cheered a great many on … Continue reading

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February 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

A Good Local Bookseller Can Be an Author’s Best Friend: an interview with Margot Sage-El, proprietor of Watchung Booksellers

I met Margot Sage-El, proprietor of Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, when I was brand new to New Jersey, making my rounds in anticipation of the launch of my debut novel, … Continue reading

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September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Speaker Series RECAP: Publishing Matchmakers: Top Literary Agents Advise on the Road to Publishing

by Allison “A.J.” Colucci One of the biggest hurdles aspiring authors face is landing the right agent. Three of New York’s top literary agents shared their best advice to a … Continue reading

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March 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

From Page to Screen: A Talk with Macmillan’s Brendan Deneen

Just how does an aspiring novelist find his way to becoming the head of a brand-new, paradigm-shifting division of a major publishing house?  For Brendan Deneen, it’s a circuitous route that lead to becoming … Continue reading

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November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaker Series RECAP: Publishing Insiders: Literary Gatekeepers share what’s happening “over the transom”

This Sunday’s Speaker Series event, “Publishing Insiders” was a huge hit, with three articulate young professionals telling it like it really is in a rapidly changing and still completely vital … Continue reading

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April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment
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