Springtime is Here!

Hello Everyone, Springtime is here and just as the birds return and all of the woodland creatures awake from the snow and cold, I have heard from a number of writers who have said they too feel like they are emerging from a long dark winter and are energized and ready to take on the […]

While at the Conference, Stay at the Madison Concourse Hotel

Make your hotel reservations at the conference hotel, the Madison Concourse Hotel before midnight (CST) March 14th, 2018 to get discounted rate Lodging is on your own. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel, which is the site of the conference. Concourse level rooms are available for $150/$160, Governor’s Club […]

Attend One Day or Attend the Whole Weekend

Can’t join us for the entire weekend at the Writers’ Conference? Know that you can attend one day and still be part of the premier writers’ conference in the Midwest. We have one day options of attending on Friday or Saturday only. Join us! Laurie

Join Me This Saturday – March 10

This Saturday, March 10th, I’ll be holding my annual No Fear of Success session. This three hour class is in preparation for our Writers’ Institute conference, held a month ahead of the conference in order to allow writers to have all of their selling materials prepared when pitching to agents and publishing companies. Please take […]

If Not Now, When?

Are you ready to write your memoir? Are you ready to write your historical novel about the Civil War? Are you ready to begin to market your manuscript? Are you ready to pitch your manuscript to agents and publishing companies? Are you ready to begin your next writing project? If you’ve answered yes to any […]

Published Short Stories, a Poem, and a Three Book Deal

I am always thrilled to hear about and share success stories from our various authors. This one is quite wonderful – Jon Etter attended the 2014 Writers’ Institute and paid serious attention to his writing. As a result, and after attending the 2015 and 2016 Writers’ Institutes, he has had nine short stories and one […]

Sign and Sell Your Books at the Conference

Don’t forget that if you are attending the 2018 Writers’ Institute you can sell your books at the conference. Mystery to Me Bookstore will be handling the sale of our speaker’s and author’s books again this year. On Saturday we will have a book signing/selling event. If you are an author attending the conference, be […]

Join Writer Greg Renz at This Year’s Conference

    “I have made so many friends over the years by attending these conferences and workshops. Each event is like going home again where everyone gets you, where you can talk writing without someone’s eyes glassing over. The Madison writing community is incredibly warm and welcoming. Everyone is willing to help one another regardless […]

If Not Now, When?

So you’ve been writing your novel or nonfiction manuscript for some time now. You’ve even finished a good first draft, however, like most writers, you’re afraid to let go of it. This is your baby, this is your masterpiece, this is your…well, life, in some cases. Sooner or later you’ll need to ask the question […]