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My Journey through NaNoWriMo

My Journey through NaNoWriMo

Normally my protagonists are the ones to embark on a journey, but last month I found myself exploring unfamiliar territory as I endeavored to complete NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is a mountain that every writer should climb at least once. It tests your inner critic, your work ethic, and your creative energy. At […]

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JCW Hosts Self-publishing Panel

JCW will host a self-publishing panel on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Indiegrove, 121 Newark Ave., 5th Floor, Jersey City, NJ, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The panel includes:  Laryssa Wirstiuk, author of The Prescribed Burn; Lana Rose Diaz, author of Guerilla Poet Tree; Patricia McFerren, author of The Seer (Lt. Guy LeBlanc Mysteries); and […]

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JCW Supports National Novel Writing

Jersey City Writers (JCW), in our efforts to build a community of dedicated scribes, is supporting National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  National Novel Writing Month is a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing,” according to NaNoWriMo’s website.  Writers — who participant in NaNoWriMo — are challenged to produce a first draft of a novel in […]

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Haunts Writing Retreat

Haunts Writing Retreat

Jersey City Writers (JCW) recently held a writing retreat at one of JC’s favorite haunts–Harsimus Cemetery–for writing inspiration. Writers were treated to prompts amongst the graves and a tour of the cemetery’s catacombs. It was a full day of Halloween and autumnal inspiration!   [Show picture list]

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Table Reading Helps Aspiring Playwright

Table Reading Helps Aspiring Playwright

As as writer, I’d love to say there’s nothing quite like seeing your words printed on a page. But as an aspiring playwright–I’m not sure I can call myself an actual playwright yet–I have to say that there’s nothing quite like hearing your written words come out of someone else’s mouth. And that’s exactly what […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure: New Hope Style

What do you get when you gather a small contingent of Tuesday and Thursday night writers, pile them into three vehicles, and send them off to New Hope, Pennsylvania? Well, that depends which writers you decide to follow. Jim and Paul’s adventure in Car 1 began with nearly getting a parking ticket before ever leaving […]

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Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

Submit It or Quit It Fall 2013 Challenge

For the past two years, Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided local writers with support through our workshops, writing exercises and writing marathons. We have pushed our members to write consistently, try new genres and set goals. Now we are pushing again our writers with “Submit it or Quit it Fall 2013” challenge. JCW is […]

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Meet Young Adult Fantasy Writer Kate Milford

Heads up Young Adult fans: Meet Young Adult Fantasy Writer Kate Milford  at Barnes & Nobles 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, NJ on Aug. 10 at 8 pm. Kate is the author of The Boneshaker, The Broken Lands, and The Kairos Mechanism.  Kate also has written for stage and screen, and is a regular travel […]

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