7 Ways to Make More Money as a Writer

There is no magic formula or secret sauce to being a successful writer. However, there are things (that are within your control) that will up your chances of getting (and keeping) better-paying jobs. The #1 piece of advice I can offer you is this–Always do your best work and only your best work. Here are a few more Ways to Make More Money as a Writer Deadlines are sacred—never miss one. Your reputation and reliability Read more…

FREElance FREEdom: Using Your Love of Writing as a Side Hustle

(Taken from Rebecca Flansburg’s 2019 LAWA Fall Conference and Book Fair) Originally when I started out as a VA, my focus was on providing social media services and blogging to clients. Seven years later I have shifted away from those offerings and now focus on Project Management work, freelance writing for magazines, business coaching, and helping authors with marketing and book launches. Despite the steady income and work that I enjoy now, I never forget Read more…

Low-Cost Giveaway Ideas for Author Book Signing Events

“Lure ‘em in with candy!” one veteran author told me in regards to how to arrange a customer-attracting table during a book signing. I love that idea. Who doesn’t like candy, after all, right? The downside to that is everyone else has candy dishes on their tables by their books too. Wouldn’t you rather set yourself apart from others? The idea behind author giveaways also called “swag,” Why Swag So why even bother with giving Read more…

CREATIVE JOURNALING

With the creative power of imagination, creative journaling is birthed from the mind’s eye flipping through pages of written words in a kept journal or diary. Without a shred of doubt, keepers of diaries and journals have over the centuries experienced and dreamt about being immortalized by their words. Although most discovered works were in oral form, more is attached to journaling than adding passages of great eloquence and power on paper. Often people have Read more…

Brainerd Writers Alliance is Rebranding!

…And we need you! OFFICIAL 2019 LOGO SUBMISSION REQUEST Hello Brainerd Writers! As discussed in the agenda email this week, we’re going to be rebranding the BWA in 2019! We want this to be a group endeavor, so we’re asking any and all who would like to submit logo ideas to send them in to us before the November 17th meeting. If you are interested, here are the details: Deadline: November 12th, 2018 Try to contain your Read more…

Winners of the 2018 Brainerd Writers Alliance Writing Contest

Winners of the 2018 Writing Contest include: Fiction Winners Judged by Erin Hart of Minneapolis, MN “Coopersville Rising” by Becky Flansburg of Baxter, MN “Not a Quitter” by Marilyn Bos of North Mankato, MN Honorable Mention: “At the Core” by Joe Prosit of Brainerd, MN Creative Nonfiction Winners Judged by Niomi Phillips of Park Rapids, MN “The Man on the Hill” by ​Thaddeus McCamant of Frazee, MN “Consenting” by Melissa Birch of Pequot Lakes, MN Read more…

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