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

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, my muse – such as she is – was M.I.A. She hadn’t left a forwarding […]

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

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 was at my very first HippoCamp last year when I told Lisa Romeo my hopes and […]

Leaving the World a Better Place, One Word at a Time

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 test of time, like Harper Lee or, dare I say, Jane Austen. But life got […]

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

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 learn she did.  Since she took on the “indie author” mantle, her suspense thriller, THE […]

RECAP: Resolve to Write 2017 – Starting the new year off WRITE – Part 2

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).  Below Mally Becker, who attended the Summit event,  shares her experiences and thoughts about getting […]

RECAP: Resolve to Write 2017 – Starting the new year off WRITE – Part 1

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).  Below Steph Auteri, who attended the Montclair event, shares her experiences and thoughts about getting […]

My First NaNoWriMo by Chet Ensign

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, it’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna cold.” Then taking the leap, feeling that first splash […]

TWC’s Third Annual Gifts for Writers Compilation

TWC’s Third Annual Gifts for Writers Compilation

It’s that time of year again, when all our thoughts turn to gift-giving. If you have a writer in your life, The Writers Circle has some suggestions that celebrate that special avocation and make your writer feel cherished! Writers love reading, of course (Why else […]

RECAP: The Writers Circle Mini-Retreat Photo Essay

RECAP: The Writers Circle Mini-Retreat Photo Essay

Giving yourself permission and time to write can be difficult. Life tends to get in the way – the kids, the job, all those everyday demands. This year it’s even more challenging, given that so many of us feel, well, distracted by the result of the […]

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

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 and I see one altar.” Rumi – 13th century Persian Sufi poet In this turbulent election season when divisive rhetoric threatens to tear the fabric of our […]

RECAP: Conquering the Query Letter with Ellen Meister

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 course they do. But you go blank. Or you answer, “Ummm.” Because how do you […]

Performing Research On the Ground

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 Hands and my current work, a variety of factors kept me at home – not least […]