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…

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…

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