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 […]

Keep Writing Onward!

The ice is melting and the ugly urban snow is almost gone from our streets. There have even been a few reports of an occasional robin here and there. Springtime is soon upon us and that means that we are working diligently at putting together the best writing conference so far. Be sure to continue […]

Mid-Winter Writing With Spring On The Way

The Writers’ Institute has always been designed to occur organically in the calendar year. Springtime is a time when our earth awakens, bursting with possibilities and joy. We are about two months away from this year’s conference and winter surrounds us – for now – however, April, along with those first buds, returning birds and […]

An Exciting New Addition to our April Conference

February is here. The days are just-a-bit-longer every day and excitement continues to build for our April conference. We are busy little elves putting together the best writers’ conference ever. It is not every year that I can say that an agent who was not previously available is now available, however, this year we will […]

January Is Almost Over

The new year is off and running with January almost behind us. I know I’ve been using these cold gray days to write and rewrite and move forward with my writing goals and I’m hoping you are also.   Our agent pitches are quickly filling up, as are our Agent Q & A and Speaker […]

Winter Writing

Winter is well underway as the local lakes freeze over here in the Madison area. It is the perfect time to brew a nice big cup of tea or hot chocolate and continue to write while these cold days linger on. Spring is only a few weeks away as we here in Continuing Studies continue […]

Happy New 2016 Writing Year!

The new year has begun and we are off to a running start. Thanks to all of you who are planning to bring a friend with you to this year’s Writers’ Institute. As the local lakes are icing over while the limited winter sunshine glistens through the bare trees, we hope you’re continuing to write […]