Next BWA meeting, September 10

Our next monthly meeting will be held at the Brainerd Public Library. Members, bring some writing to share! Don’t forget, submissions for the writing contest are due by August 24. Details. All Minnesota writers of all ages are welcome to submit!

2016 BWA Writing Contest Judges and Festival Speaker Announced!

We’re announcing our 2016 Judges and featured speaker for the BWA writing contest and Fall Festival. Details on the contest, festival and writing contest guidelines are on our 2016 Writing Contest and Fall Festival page. Remember to enter before August 24! We encourage writers of all ages to enter the contest.  2016 Read more…

Read Local – #readlocal

Oh, summer, take me away! And that’s exactly what she did. I spent a week out on the western edge of the Minnesota prairie with other writers and artists and friends. I was inspired by the creative energy of everyone. Minnesota published authors take note. Ann Thompson of Billy Maple Read more…

Who’s your favorite Minnesota author?

I’m on a read local mission. Donna Salli, from Brainerd, has published her new work, “A Notion of Pelicans” – available for pre-order on her website: http://www.donnasalli.com/ Candace Simar, also from the lakes area, has written numerous books in a variety of genres. She is an award-winning author of poetry and Read more…

2016 Writing Contest – call for entries

The Brainerd Writers Alliance is now accepting entries for their 2016 Writing Contest. This ‪contest‬ is open to all ‪Minnesota‬ ‪‎writers‬. Categories are fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Festival will be held October 29th at the Northland Arboretum. Winners of this year’s writing contest will Read more…

Writing Prompts

Our members have one thing in common, they write. Some are professional; some are trying their hand at articles and stories. Some are poets, some are writing memoirs, and some are laboring over first novels. Some are bloggers. When trying to come up with a generic topic that could appeal Read more…

Stalled

Have you ever been stalled – or had writer’s block – when you’re working on a poem or prose? Of course, you have. I just had a whopper while working on my novel. The story was complete but needed an additional 45,000 words to take it to novel size. Stall. Read more…

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