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Tickling the Muse – celebrating National Poetry Month at The Writers Circle

by Mally Becker It was a bad week. There was a funeral, a sudden illness in the family and a last-minute work assignment with a tight deadline. In other words, … Continue reading

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May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

When You Engage in Some Good Old Literary Citizenship Because, Really, You Just Want New Writer Friends with Whom To Bitch About Publishing

By Steph Auteri This blog post was originally published on TWC Instructor Steph Auteri‘s blog. We are publishing this extract from it with permission. View the full post here. I … Continue reading

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April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

The Writers Circle’s 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Finalists

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE…. Here they are: The Writers Circle’s 2016 finalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  We have a lot of key winners this year in practically every writing category!  And the … Continue reading

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February 4, 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

At the Beginning – Again

Walking through fog. With the headlamp on. Low. Paraphrasing a quote from E.L. Doctorow. This is what it’s like to write a novel. I keep telling myself that as I … Continue reading

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June 24, 2015 · 5 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

Stealing Time

On Friday, I finished my revisions. Again. At last. (It had better be!) No, I don’t share this fact for cheers, though I appreciate them, truly. I share it because … Continue reading

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December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Writers Circle’s New Cast of Crazy Characters – and the chance to publish a story about them!

It’s time to spruce a few things up here at The Writers Circle. We’ve been using our authentic antique images since 2010. Now it’s time to move into the 21st … Continue reading

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October 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Safe Space to Create

by Jake Rosati, TWC Summer Intern The second week of the Summer Intensives has begun with a great group of young writers who wasted no time diving in.  The expanse … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment
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