Brainerd Writers Alliance  PRESS RELEASE

August 1, 2016 ATTN: NEWS/ARTS EDITORS RE: STATEWIDE WRITERS’ CONTEST FROM: BRAINERD WRITERS’ ALLIANCE Calling all Minnesota writers!! There is still time to enter the 2016 Brainerd Writers Alliance writing contest. Categories include fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Writing must not exceed 2500 words. Poetry is limited to 40 lines. Read more…

Next BWA meeting, September 10

Our next monthly meeting will be held at the Brainerd Public Library. Members, bring some writing to share! Don’t forget, submissions for the writing contest are due by August 24. Details. All Minnesota writers of all ages are welcome to submit!

Read Local – #readlocal

Oh, summer, take me away! And that’s exactly what she did. I spent a week out on the western edge of the Minnesota prairie with other writers and artists and friends. I was inspired by the creative energy of everyone. Minnesota published authors take note. Ann Thompson of Billy Maple Read more…

Who’s your favorite Minnesota author?

I’m on a read local mission. Donna Salli, from Brainerd, has published her new work, “A Notion of Pelicans” – available for pre-order on her website: http://www.donnasalli.com/ Candace Simar, also from the lakes area, has written numerous books in a variety of genres. She is an award-winning author of poetry and Read more…

Writing Prompts

Our members have one thing in common, they write. Some are professional; some are trying their hand at articles and stories. Some are poets, some are writing memoirs, and some are laboring over first novels. Some are bloggers. When trying to come up with a generic topic that could appeal Read more…

Stalled

Have you ever been stalled – or had writer’s block – when you’re working on a poem or prose? Of course, you have. I just had a whopper while working on my novel. The story was complete but needed an additional 45,000 words to take it to novel size. Stall. Read more…

Structure

Have you ever been halfway through a piece and realized that events, even your timeline, may be out of order for good reader flow? It can happen to less experienced writers (raising my hand). How can you get the work back on track without losing enthusiasm and inspiration? I’ve learned Read more…

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