Contact us with resources for writers you would like to see posted here. Resources can be websites, blogs, books, events – anything that will help writers learn, improve writing skills, even publish.

Good critique is not criticism

Be constructive, meaning, have the best intentions for helping the writer. This may mean telling hard truths. If hard truths must be told, do so respectfully. If praise is deserved, offer it. Highlight the strong points of a piece—even if they are far outweighed by the negative points. Be genuine in your motivations, and genuine action will follow.

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More about effective critiques and “workshopping” writer’s work.

Writing prompts

https://www.mnpoets.org/chapters/heartland-poets-brainerd

Minnesota Writers Groups (partial list) 1

Minnesota Writers Groups (partial list) 2

MN Writer Community Resources

Five Wings Arts Council

Springboard for the Arts

Creative Exchange

A listing of Authors/Writers born in Minnesota who have left their mark in the world of literature and entertainment. (And some transplants, too!)

Find an editor! Editorial Freelancers Association (not an endorsement, but an option)

Badass Indie Authors Online School by local indie author Carissa Andrews

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten MinutesStephen King

Bad Advice Boogie: Show, Don’t Tell

How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines

The Write Life

Poets and Writers, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Aerogramme Writer’s Studio

Short story markets-14 guides for writers

Jane Friedman Blog

Writer’s Digest, Writing Resources

Websites for Writers: 20 Sites with Great Writing Advice

Women Writers, Women’s Books

Reedsy

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Submittable

Duotrope

Query Tracker

Good to check out this one when looking for an editor: Preditors and Editors

Learn more about freelancing and taxes here: Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes & Business

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