Another excellent conference in store for you

Welcome writers! The 2017 Writers’ Institute promises to deliver a few new features and surprises along with providing our in-demand agents and quality speakers for your benefit. We are looking forward to spending the third weekend in March with you at our conference location, the Madison Concourse Hotel here in downtown Madison on the Square. […]

What To Do This Week To Prepare For Writers’ Institute

With only a few days left until the start of the 27th Writers’ Institute, there are a few things you can be doing to assure success – such as; Re-read your manuscript, memoir and/or book proposal – proofread it, be familiar with it Most agents ask for electronic copies of your work to be sent […]

What You Can Do A Week Before Writers’ Institute

We are continuing to prepare for the best Writers’ Institute and with just over a week left to go we are finishing our binders, securing all of the travel plans for our speakers and agents, and making sure critiques are prepared and sessions are ready… Meanwhile, you can continue to re-read your manuscript, memoir and/or […]

What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Our Writers’ Institute

In these last few weeks before our conference you can prep ahead by doing things like; 1.) Finish your manuscript, memoir and/or book proposal. 2.) Develop your selling materials-your logline, synopsis and verbal pitch-if you plan to pitch to agents at the conference. 3.) If you are not pitching to agents, that’s fine also, then […]

The Spring Equinox Brings New Energy

With the Spring Equinox happening this past weekend, there’s a fresh new energy in the air. We are less than a month away from our conference. This is the time to continue to prep your material, research the information about our speakers and agents and take a look at the schedule so you can plan […]

As our countdown to Writers’ Institute begins; here are two excellent posts filled with advice   The first post by writer Julie Holmes of Minnesota explains what one writer got out of Writers’ Institute for her career and why she’s coming back.   The second post by author Catherine Dilts explains etiquette for […]

And we’re on our way to a terrific conference…

We are just a month away from the beginning of our 27th annual Writers’ Institute. Take a look at our conference schedule, make any last minute changes to your material, prep for your pitches…we are as busy as the little birds building their nests for the new season. I’m looking forward to seeing all of […]

March is here!

In the Madison area and for much of the Midwest, March has arrived like a Lion. Let Old Man Winter have his last hurrah as Spring is soon to be here. Temps in the 40s and 50s are right around the corner. This is still ideal for all of us as we complete our writing […]