Tag Archives: writing communities

Writer’s Pledge

Back in the 1960s, Buck Owens was a huge country music singer with a loyal fan base. He was beloved for his energy and style, but eventually, as an artist, he felt the need to leave his comfort zone and … Continue reading

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Splendid Voices

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.”   Muriel Rukeyser It was a Sunday to celebrate! In my hometown of Montclair, The Write Group, a spirited, welcoming community of writers was marking its 19th year. What began with five people … Continue reading

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Encouragement Counselors

“Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over and whispers, ‘Grow, Grow.’” The Talmud Just today, a friend and I who are both penning children’s novels met for a session of several hours — we exchanged pages and … Continue reading

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Sweet Harvest

Gather ten or so women around a table at a cozy local eatery to celebrate a friend’s book launch and you’ll hear plenty of exciting buzz. Ask those women to share their own stories about how the author being feted … Continue reading

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Far Realms

“We never know how high we are, Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies.” Emily Dickinson What a journey I took today! And yet, I didn’t wander far … Continue reading

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Support System

Listening to a group of writers and other creative artists come together to talk about getting to the next level in their work, I was struck again by the importance of finding kindred spirits we can connect with around our … Continue reading

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Literary Lights

“I know the first line and the last line. I know nothing about what’s in between. I like the mystery of it.” Amy Hempel “I don’t want to know too much, but I have to find the characters I can … Continue reading

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