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List of NJ Writing Groups – With a Map!

Presenting… the Most Complete List of Writing Groups in NJ (Plus there’s a sweet map): Continue reading “List of NJ Writing Groups – With a Map!”

How to Find a Writing Group

Writing groups are ubiquitous. They’re in every city, most counties, and if you look through MeetUp.com you’ll be inundated with choices.

Writing groups vary widely in how they’re constructed and what they offer. Some are designed just to set specific times to come and write – Write-Ins – while others are meant to give you feedback on your work, while still others are just unstructured get-togethers.old-school

Before you get started, it’s important to ask yourself, What Kind Of Writer Do I Want To Be? Writing groups tend to split into two categories: those of casual writers, and those of determined writers. However you answer the question, you’re going to want a group of writers with similar habits and goals. The only honest way to figure out the attitudes and writing habits of different groups is… to actually go to the groups.

But to save you the years’ long process of attending every writing group in NJ to find the one that fits you best, we’ve put together an abridged run-down of the different groups in NJ: Continue reading “How to Find a Writing Group”

Morristown Festival of Books Is Bigger Than Ever

mfob-posterThe Morristown Festival of Books is ready to welcome 40 authors and a crowd of thousands with a keynote address Friday night by Sebastian Junger, best-selling author of Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.

The keynote address is set to being at 7:30pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ. The address is expected to fill the Art Center’s 1300 seats. Continue reading “Morristown Festival of Books Is Bigger Than Ever”

Halfway There Reading Series Kicks Off Its Second Year

The Red Eye Cafe in Montclair, NJ was filled last night as The Halfway There Reading Series kicked-off its second season with four writers whose styles were as diverse as their material. Continue reading “Halfway There Reading Series Kicks Off Its Second Year”

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