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!



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



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