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…

Annual Writers Conference featuring Erin Hart, Oct. 27.

September 30, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: brainerdwriters@gmail.com   Brainerd Writers Alliance Writers Conference and Book Fair   Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Writers Alliance will host its annual writers conference and book fair on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rumbly Hall, 707 Laurel St., Brainerd, MN.   The day will feature readings from this year’s winning entries by Minnesota writers in our 2018 writing contest, followed by our featured speaker, Read more…

Welcome to September 1 in Minnesota.

Yes, autumn is pushing summer aside. With fall comes the end to the Brainerd Writers Alliance annual writing contest. Thank you to all who submitted and good luck! Our September meeting will be a planning session for 2019. We’ll talk briefly about the 2018 changes and how they impacted the group. Most of the meeting time will be spent on member ideas for 2019. More growth? More events? Stay the same? Every member is asked Read more…

Great writers writing in Minnesota

In the three years that I’ve been involved with Brainerd Writers Alliance while learning the how-tos of writing a novel, I’ve been stunned at the level of great talent I’ve found in Minnesota.  Talented writers abound. Maybe it’s the isolation of winter that opens the creative spirit – create or die from cabin fever. Maybe it’s the natural beauty of our region that inspires the muse. Whatever the spark, our writers are some of the best. And Read more…

Deadline for contest submissions is extended to August 31, 2018.

August 12, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maggie Fuller Email: brainerdwriters@gmail.com  Deadline extended to submit to Brainerd Writers Alliance annual writing contest for Minnesota Writers Brainerd Writers Alliance is seeking submissions from literary authors across the state of Minnesota in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize and free entry to this year’s writers’ conference featuring Erin Hart and will be invited to read their Read more…

Writing Fiction

Not that I’m doing that this week. I’m imaging myself writing fiction but instead, I’m promoting the Brainerd Writers Alliance MN writers contest and the writers’ conference. We still need submissions and we still need registrations to make this thing go. So that’s how my time is used. If you want to help me get back to writing fiction, then submit and register and get your friends and family to submit and register. Or forget Read more…

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