Our annual writing competition is open for submissions!

You can submit your work at https://brainerdwriters.com/2018-writing-contest/. Please follow guidelines carefully. Our judges will be announced soon. Don’t forget to register for our annual conference with guest speaker, Erin Hart. https://brainerdwriters.com/writing-contest-and-book-fair/  

April 18 meeting minutes

For our April 14 meeting, we met in the large conference room of the Brainerd Public Library. Next month we’ll meet in the small conference room. Be prepared for a packed house. Moderator: Maggie Teaching Moment or Writing Exercise. Writing Your Artist Statement Snacks: Thank you, JulieJo! Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Time Read more…

April 14, 2018 BWA Meeting Agenda

We will meet in the large conference room of the Brainerd Public Library. We have the room from 10.00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Another group has the room at 12:30. Moderator: Maggie Teaching Moment or Writing Exercise. Writing Your Artist Statement Snacks: Everybody! Location: Large meeting room, Brainerd Public Library Read more…

Another great meeting and what’s coming up.

Our second BWA meeting of the year is behind us. Our new meeting agenda is working well. We’re having fun, lots of discussions, and we’re writing together. We hope you can join us next month. BWA member, Carissa Andrews, is featured on the Self Publishing Journey podcast.  Great job, Carissa! Read more…

Critiques

We want feedback and we hate feedback. One of the toughest parts of the  writing process can be hearing the reader’s and the editor’s perspective. We all want to improve our writing and if we want readers, then it’s critical that we allow critique. Below is the Minnesota Nice way Read more…

December 9 BWA meeting agenda

Brainerd Writers Alliance News and November Meeting Agenda Date: December 9, 2017 Location: Brainerd Public Library, large meeting room Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. BWA is a member organization. We encourage you to join. Membership is $15 per year and includes discounts for BWA sponsored Read more…

BWA needs a logo and a tagline

Here’s a call out to our members and prospective members – we will consider all options for a logo and a new tagline (short and sweet) at our December 9 meeting. This is a freebie, which is why we’re asking members only to submit. The logo should reflect our literary Read more…

Recap of November meeting

We had a great meeting today with nine members in attendance. We spent a lot of time on proposed changes to BWA for 2018. Members, please check your email for complete minutes and if you have any input, the December 9 holiday meeting is open to hearing what you have Read more…

Follow up to “Hey, Minnesota writers, where are you?”

I was following a link to information on a writing contest that came to me in an email. I did a search for the contest and came up with a link from The Loft, from their page, under the Resources and Awards tab. Eureka! The Loft website is all ready Read more…

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