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Just a few days to go…

The 28th Annual Writers’ Institute starts this Thursday. If you are joining us for our kick-off events on Thursday afternoon and evening, we’ll see you then. Otherwise, bright and early for the Larry Brooks Keynote Speech on Friday… Here’s to another conference where you’ll be in rooms where everyone believes in what you do. See […]

One Week From Now…

In one week the 28th Annual Writers’ Institute will begin. As I have mentioned previously, there are a good deal of magic writing elves working in 12 hour shifts to assure this conference is the best one yet. Looking forward to seeing you at the Madison Concourse Hotel next weekend where you’ll be surrounded by […]

One Week Until the 28th Annual Writers’ Institute

Greetings on this snowy Monday morning here in the Midwest. We have one week until our conference this year as our magical elves prepare all of the final details. We collected your favorite book titles for this year’s conference. The results are magnificent and we can’t wait to share them with you. I hope you’re […]

Larry Brooks is at our conference!

Where do most writers fall down with their stories?   Structure, says Larry Brooks.   Don’t miss Larry Brooks at the Writers’ Institute March 24-26!   The author of Story Physics and Story Fix, Larry contends structure problems are the cause of most rejections by agents.   At the conference Larry will give specific ways […]

Free Webinar with Writing Guru Dan Blank

If you attended last year’s Writers’ Institute you were introduced to writing guru Dan Blank at our Friday Keynote Address. Dan offers practical, no-nonsense facts and advice regarding the craft of writing. Dan has generously agreed to conduct a free webinar for our 2016 and 2017 Writers’ Institute attendees. Don’t miss this opportunity to be […]

Writers’ Institute Authors’ Smiles

Last Saturday, we held our pre-conference Author Slam. Here’s some lovely smiles from our talented authors. In the photo above, from left to right; Doug Moe, Shannon Henry Kleiber, Matt Forbeck and Carlo Kennedy. From left to right; Shannon Henry Kleiber, Barbara Britton, Valerie Biel, and Coleman. From left to right; Christine DeSmet, Doug Moe […]

Author Slam – A Grand Time Was Had By All

This past Saturday we held an Author Slam featuring some of our authors from this year’s Writers’ Institute. Writer and columnist Doug Moe lead the conversations for all of our gifted authors and the result was inspiring and uplifting for all. You’ll have the opportunity to meet these authors at the conference, and some of […]

No Fear of Success: Marketing and Selling Your Work

Join me this Saturday, February 25th for a pre-conference workshop entitled NO FEAR OF SUCCESS: MARKETING AND SELLING YOUR WORK. Whether you are a writer seeking representation, publishers, or looking to self-publish, prepare the right pitches for this year’s Writers’ Institute (March 24-26, 2017). Learn about the formatting and preparation of effective loglines, synopses, treatments, […]