BOOKS FOR WRITERS
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
WRITING CLASSES & EVENTS
2019 Minnesota Writing Workshop
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!
PUBLISHING RESOURCES FOR INDIE WRITERS
How to Publish a Book: An Overview of Traditional & Self Publishing (article from Writers Digest Shop)
Writer’s Digest Publishing Resources – Site 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 Reads – Site 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.
MORE FUN LINKS!
Six Word Story Challenges – Kelsye Nelson