Opinion: Re-educating Groups in the Face of Racism

As a mixed American, I feel I have a lot to say about the outrage from George Floyd’s murder. Some good things, some things that people might not agree with, and even some things that could offend. This day in age, it’s hard not to offend someone, but the best Read more…

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 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 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 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 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 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 Read more…

Brainerd Writers Alliance Annual Conference and Book Fair

 Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year you can register online for tickets. Your registration includes a buffet lunch, coffee break beverages, and snacks. (Menu is to be announced.) Tickets are on sale June 1, 2018. Seating is limited. https://brainerdwriters.com/writing-contest-and-book-fair/ This year’s conference will feature Minnesota Book Award Read more…

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