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. https://www.scribophile.com/academy/how-to-write-a-great-critique
More about effective critiques and “workshopping” writer’s work.
Minnesota Writers Groups (partial list) 1
Minnesota Writers Groups (partial list) 2
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)
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