The Writers Circle

creative writing community, craft and inspiration

RECAP – Let All Voices Be Heard: Writers of Different Faiths Share Their Stories

        “I go into the Muslim mosque         and the Jewish synagogue         and the Christian church         … Continue reading

Rate this:

October 18, 2016 · 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

Rate this:

June 24, 2015 · 5 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

Rate this:

December 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thanksgiving For Writers by Christina Kapp

Well, folks, it’s almost Thanksgiving, quite possibly my favorite holiday. First and foremost I’m always grateful to my family for being the continual force for good that they are, and … Continue reading

Rate this:

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Productive Writing Weekend Filled to the Brim with Non-Writing

TWC instructor and Young Adult novelist, Jennifer Walkup, shares some honest and instructive thoughts on the struggle of a first draft and the value of non-writing: After a good writing … Continue reading

Rate this:

July 16, 2012 · 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

Rate this:

June 14, 2012 · 2 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

Rate this:

February 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Authentic Illusion

Everything is illusion, the Buddhists tell us – our lives and loves, our fears and troubles, the very earth and air and we ourselves. None of this is real. This … Continue reading

Rate this:

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

I Give Up!

No, this is not an announcement. I am not even thinking about giving up on my novel. In fact, revisions are going rather nicely. Though I’ve been inundated with other … Continue reading

Rate this:

March 15, 2011 · 2 Comments

Musing with Aristotle

For me, the older the better as far as reading tastes and research go. For my latest novel, I’ve nearly memorized parts of Herodotus’ Histories. (Book IV is fascinating – … Continue reading

Rate this:

February 8, 2011 · Leave a comment
The Writers Circle
Copyright © The Writers Circle, LLC Contact us for permission to reprint or reuse.