Writer Resources


The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, by John Truby

Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative, by Chuck Wendig

Escape into the Open: The Art of Writing True, by Elizabeth Berg

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King



2019 Minnesota Writing Workshop

Loft Literary Center

Carver County Library System – Calendar of Events

Arts Consortium of Carver County – Calendar of Events

Button Poetry – an artist-run performance poetry collaborative and distributor based in the Twin Cities. Hosts of Button Poetry Live, a monthly poetry slam competition held at CAMP Bar in St. Paul.

MN Landscape Arboretum – writing and literature classes

Madeline Island School of the Arts

Arts Consortium of Carver County

Intermedia Arts “Beyond the Pure” – Fellowship program for emerging Minnesota writers

For local writer-friendly events, check out our Events page!



How to Publish a Book: An Overview of Traditional & Self Publishing (article from Writers Digest Shop)

Writer’s Digest Publishing ResourcesSite description: “Common features include agent interviews, new agency listings, agency profiles, upcoming conferences of interest, contests and other publishing opportunities, valuable writing resources, submission tips, and more.”

MN Writes, MN ReadsSite description: “Local authors (indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream) can create eBooks and share them with readers across the state and country using free tools provided by the Carver County Public Library.

Minnesota Publishers: A Loft Resource – a partial list of Minnesota literary publishers and publishing services

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Minnesota Branch

Lakeside Press – an independent book publisher located in Willmar, Minnesota

Bookbaby.com – advice and resources for self-publishing authors

Bibliocrunch – a networking site that matches authors with editors, cover designers and other publishing professionals

CreateSpace – Self-publishing tools and services for books, CDs and DVDs, making them available to millions of potential readers and viewers. A subsidiary of Amazon.com.



Six Word Story Challenges – Kelsye Nelson

National Novel Writing Month

Writers Digest


Author Quotes on Writing


A Poem A Day