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What Writing Means to Me: Quarter-Life Crisis

What Writing Means to Me: Quarter-Life Crisis

by Abbie Davidson Ironically, it feels almost impossible to put into words how meaningful writing is to me. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been a college student for 3+ years, and, because of that, my writing has woefully sat, mostly untouched, in months old Google drive…

Celebrating TEN Years of Creative Writing and Community

Celebrating TEN Years of Creative Writing and Community

January 18, 2020 marked The Writers Circle’s tenth anniversary and we celebrated the day in style.  Here’s a peek at the party we threw at Calvary Episcopal Church in Summit, NJ.  Thank you to all the students, family, and friends who came out to make…

My Crazy Idea: Reflections on Ten Years of The Writers Circle

My Crazy Idea: Reflections on Ten Years of The Writers Circle

by Judith Lindbergh, The Writers Circle’s Founder/Director When I started The Writers Circle, I had no expectations that it would become what it is today.  Honestly, I had no expectations at all.  I just needed a way to make a little money, to contribute to…

Inward and Outward – Striving for a Creative Life in an Attention-Driven World

Inward and Outward – Striving for a Creative Life in an Attention-Driven World

by TWC Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh In my earliest incarnation, I was a child who loved to dance. I would fly across the room, finding a way to explore what I couldn’t express in words. I wasn’t worried that anyone was watching.  In fact, I sometimes…

Title Hell

Title Hell

by TWC Director Michelle Cameron This is one of a continuing series as TWC Director Michelle Cameron goes through the publishing process with hybrid publisher, She Writes Press. When Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press, said these dreadful words during an author call, my…

The Enchanted Writing Forest: TWC’s Spring 2019 Retreat

The Enchanted Writing Forest: TWC’s Spring 2019 Retreat

by Laura Romain If I had to tell you what distracts me from writing, I’d say everything. And I mean everything: email, dishes, laundry, news sites, social media, snack time, whatever’s happening outside my window, my dog, not to mention my dog’s hair, which gets…

The Writers Circle Celebrates Poetry Month

The Writers Circle Celebrates Poetry Month

Just yesterday we celebrated our annual Tea & Poetry event at MONDO – TWC’s sixth consecutive year of marking National Poetry Month with a reading and open mic. This year, we partnered with Tiferet Journal and had a record-breaking audience of some 30+ avid poetry…

How to Be a Good Literary Citizen

How to Be a Good Literary Citizen

by TWC Founder/Director Judith Lindbergh As writers, most of us accept that our work is a lonely business. But when we raise our heads from our manuscripts, we love to know that there is, in fact, a lively community out there, cheering us on. That…

Publishing Trends and Why My Book Didn’t Sell to the Big Five

Publishing Trends and Why My Book Didn’t Sell to the Big Five

by Michelle Cameron This is one of a continuing series as TWC Director Michelle Cameron goes through the publishing process with hybrid publisher, SheWrites Press. A number of my SheWrites Press (SWP) Spring 2020 cohort have commented on how much they are learning about their…

Winter at the Vineyard with Wine & Words

Winter at the Vineyard with Wine & Words

Winter is an unusual time to visit a vineyard.  The air is cold and dry.  The fields are brown and the vines are bare.  But it’s a perfect time to enjoy the fruits of the vintner’s craft, especially when there’s a roaring fire in the…

Making Every Word Count

Making Every Word Count

When SheWrites Press (SWP) accepted my novel for publication, there was one caveat. They do not publish anything that exceeds 120,000 words. And Beyond the Ghetto Gates clocked in at 135,000. Now, when it comes to historical fiction, my word count is not excessive. In…

Some Avocados Were Harmed in the Making of this Film

Some Avocados Were Harmed in the Making of this Film

by Rebecca Kilroy, TWC Intern As a writer, I appreciate unbelievable stories, and the story of how I saw something I wrote turned into a film is certainly that. It started this past summer when I was interning at The Writers Circle’s Summer Intensive. Every…