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…

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, Read more…

News from Springboard for the Arts

We are so excited to announce a new partnership with Kiva, the microlending platform, with support from the Surdna Foundation, to help artists access capital to grow their businesses. Artists across the US are now able to apply for Kiva loans and receive matched funds through Springboard for the Arts’ new endorsement program. Read more…

Looking for a writers’ group in MN?

http://writersrelief.com/writing-groups-for-writers/#minnesota Minnesota Writing Groups: Alexandria, MN — Alexandria Area Writers Group (All Genres) Alexandria, MN — Alexandria Word Weavers (All Genres) Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Heartland Poets (Poetry) Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Writers Alliance (All Genres) Duluth, MN — Lake Superior Writers (All Genres) Elbow Lake, MN — Elbow Lake Grant County Writers’ Group (All Genres) Fergus Falls, MN — Fergus Read more…

Jack Pine Writers announce submissions for “Talking Stick” now open

THE TALKING STICK VOLUME 26 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS HAVE JUST BEEN RELEASED!! Make sure and read this year’s submission guidelines carefully as they are doing something VERY different this year!! http://www.jackpinewriters.com/ts26/

Wrapping up the year

Our heartfelt thanks to all who attended this year’s BWA Fall Festival. Our speaker, Angela Foster, was just awarded a 2017 Artist Initiative project grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to complete her memoir “Falling Away.” Events will include a public reading, as well as a memoir writing workshop in 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…

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