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MWW Ongoing Course now available

Brainmap: A way to create intricate plots and compelling, unforgettable characters

4-week course taught by NYT bestselling author Shirley Jump

Course begins Monday, September 4, 2017 ~ Available through October 31, 2017

Register Here

About #mww

The mission of MWW is to give all writers the opportunity to improve their craft, to associate with highly credentialed professionals, and to network with other writers.

Our annual summer conference offers 45+ different instructional sessions with top quality faculty on everything from fiction to nonfiction, marketing, and ways to get your creative juices flowing. Part I focuses on genre-specific intensive sessions. Part II is packed with sessions on the craft of writing and the business of writing. We also offer online courses to “help writers become published authors.”

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What Others Have To Say…

Daniel José Older

“Being part of the Midwest Writers Workshop was a transformative experience. So many passionate, excited, creative people, so much wonderful energy and knowledge!”

Daniel José Older@djolder
Ashley C. Ford

“I’ve had the MOST fun teaching at #MWW16. I started out interning at this conference, and now I’m teaching a five-hour writing intensive?! Wow.”

Ashley C. Fordwriter, editor, and public speaker
Brooks Sherman

“The Midwest Writers Workshop remains at the top of my list of favorite conference experiences. The focused curriculum, helpful staff, and welcoming participants all make this one of the best organized writing events I’ve yet seen.”

Brooks ShermanThe Bent Agency
John Gilstrap

“Over the years, I’ve participated in more conferences than I can count, but time after time, Midwest Writers Workshop ranks among the best of the best. The students are anxious to learn, the faculty comes to teach, and the result is electrifying.

John Gilstrapauthor of Jonathan Grave thriller series
Jane Friedman

“Midwest Writers Workshop is a very special place for writers. I’ve been speaking and attending its sessions for nearly 15 years, and the sense of community and support is outstanding. It has played a role in launching numerous successful author careers—unsurprising, since it works so thoughtfully to fulfill its mission of helping writers flourish and be their best selves.”

Jane Friedman20 years in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers
Tom Williams

“I’ll go just about anywhere to talk about the agony and ecstasy of writing fiction, but I’ve found the standard of excellence against which all writers conferences will be measured: the Midwest Writers Workshop in the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana. Not only is the hospitality without peer, the staff is professional, the participants lively and whip-smart, the faculty engaging and edifying. Wanna believe that people still love to write and read? Come to Muncie!”

Tom Williamsauthor of Don’t Start Me Talkin’, and Among The Wild Mulattos & Other Tales, named a 2015 Great Read by NPR.

MWW Ongoing

MWW offers Online Courses to “help writers become published authors.”

Check out MWW Ongoing!

NEW: Brainmap: Technique develops fully formed characters before a single word is written, resulting in a stronger, more powerful–and more emotional story.

Register now ~ Course begins Sept. 4 ~ Cost: $75

STILL AVAILABLE: Word Play: offers writing exercises that explore diction and figurative language choices, helping you develop voice in your stories, essays, and poems.

Join any time ~ Cost: $50


MWW Plus Membership Program

As a year-long resource for writers, MWW Plus offers a range of learning opportunities—online courses, workshops, webinars, mentoring services—all at a 10% discount. And lots of additional perks!
Become a member HERE.


MWW Gift Certificates

Gift certificates for all the writerly things

Every writer wants to get better, and the best way to do that is in a supportive, welcoming community. That’s why Midwest Writers Workshop offers gift certificates in any amount. Nudge the writer in your life to take that next step.

Change someone’s life with a gift to MWW!

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