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Write City Magazine and Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Nadine Kenney Johnstone has been an important part of our Writers’ Institute. She is also the Winner of the Chicago Writers Association 2017 Book of the Year Award for Indie Nonfiction. That book is Of This Much I’m Sure, the story about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. Here is an excerpt from […]

Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning’s Article In the #MeToo Moment

Professor Jane Kinney-Denning is the executive director of Pace University’s publishing program and president of the Women’s National Book Association. She is also one of our distinguished speakers at this year’s Writers’ Institute. Her article A Call to Action for Publishers In the #MeToo Moment appeared in today’s (February 5th, 2018) Publisher’s Weekly magazine and […]

Our Pathway to Publication Mentoring Program is Popular

Hello Writers, As we prep for this year’s Writers’ Institute it is becoming apparent that our new mentoring program Pathway to Publication is very popular. We have received a number of emails and calls about our new mentoring service. Here is information: https://uwwritersinstitute.wisc.edu/pathway-to-publication/ You want to write your book – if not now, when? Please […]

2018 Writers’ Institute Sponsors

I want to thank our 2018 Writers’ Institute Sponsors so far – these companies and organizations will have a presence at the conference. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about each and every one of them. Laurie Thank you to our 2018 Writers’ Institute Sponsors: Orange Hat Publishing Wise Ink Creative Publishing Adept […]

It’s Not Too Early To Think About Our Conference Extras

Our 29th annual Writers’ Institute will feature over 50 sessions and panels, but did you know that you have the opportunity to work directly with our speakers and experts? Register now for an advanced manuscript critique with experts such as children’s author Georgia Beaverson, nonfiction writers Laurie Buchanan and Nadine Kenney Johnstone, and memoir guru […]

Don’t be one of these writers!

The world is filled with great novelists, brilliant memoirists, non-fiction writers, poets, short story writers and people like you who have amazing and incredible ideas, stories, and manuscripts ready to be published. …the problem is, very few of these writers actually ever reach their goals of being published. Don’t be one of these writers! Join […]

What Does 2018 Hold for Writers? Here’s the Latest from Jane Friedman

We are mid-way through January and the Midwest experienced a snow event yesterday. Many of our writers agree, snow days are perfect days for writing. Publishing guru has just posted a terrific new article “What Does 2018 Hold for Writers?” on her website. Here is a link: https://www.janefriedman.com/what-does-2018-hold-for-writers/  She includes a good deal of information […]

2018 Your New Year, Your New Pathway to Publication

Greetings! Happy January! From most weather reports, except for the Southwest, most of the United States is experiencing winter weather. It is the perfect time to hunker down and get some writing completed. Remember that your writing won’t be able to change people’s lives if you don’t finish it and share it with the world. […]

Winter Solstice, Happy New Year, and Bring A Friend

Hello Writers! I feel Winter is the perfect time of year to write. The land is quiet, the trees are still, yet there’s inspiration from the powerful presence of wonderment felt all around. I hope your Winter Solstice time is filled with joy that carries on through the New Year Celebration. Throughout this time, consider […]

Self-Publishing Shows Signs of Maturity per Jane Friedman

Publishing/writing guru and former Writers’ Institute keynote speaker Jane Friedman has included the 5 Issues Raised for Authors in her Look Back at 2017 Publishing Headlines: https://www.janefriedman.com/2017-book-publishing-headlines/ I’m sharing this link to bring attention to all of the issues, but most importantly to a topic that we will address at the April conference – The […]