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…

New for 2018, Brainerd Writers Alliance Presents…

We seem to be on the right side of bitter cold in our region for now. I know that makes me feel more like getting out and about. Yesterday I stopped in at Sage on Laurel to say, “Hi,” to owner Sarah Shaw and give her flyers promoting two of 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…

BWA member, Candace Simar, upcoming events

Saturday 12/9/17 Cherry Street Books Alexandria 12-2pm Saturday 12/16/17 Nat’s Books Uptown Minneapolis noon to 3pm Tuesday 12/19/17 Pequot Lakes Rotary Club Monday 1/8/18 Crosby Women’s Club 1pm Candace Simar is a Pequot Lakes, Minnesota author with a passion for her Scandinavian heritage and a deep love of history. Candace grew up dreaming how life might have been for her family Read more…

BWA Member Carissa Andrews Launches Final Pendomus Chronicles Novel

November is a big month for local Brainerd Lakes author, Carissa Andrews. After seven years of writing her three-book series, The Pendomus Chronicles, the final installment, Revolutions, will be released on November 21st, 2017 to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks—as well as in paperback at CatTales Books and 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…

Hey, Minnesota writers, where are you?

Last week I attended the North Shore Readers and Writers Festival in Grand Marais, MN. This 4-day event is sponsored by the Grand Marais Art Colony. There is something for everyone and I have to say, it’s exhausting! A person’s mind can only accept so much stimulation before it’s stuffed 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/

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