Entries by Midwest Writers

Building Blocks of a Great Novel with Dianne Drake

MWW announces its the newest MWW Ongoing course, “The Building Blocks of a Great Novel,” taught by the bestselling author Dianne Drake.  This 6-unit course also includes a manuscript evaluation. Registration is now available! Dianne says, “The goal of this course is not to teach you HOW to write your novel, but to help you discover all the key […]

MWW Free Event: Finish Strong for 2017

We’re heading into the last three months of the year. How does that make you feel? Are you where you want to be with your writing goals? It’s a good time to dust off your writing goals for 2017 and see how you’re doing. What have you achieved that was on your list? In what […]

Top 3 Ways To Keep Yourself Writing

It’s hard to believe Midwest Writers Workshop happened about two months ago. Which means, it’s that time of year when . . . Some of us on the committee ask this burning question: What are some ways writers keep themselves motivated in between conferences? This is an excellent question, and we don’t think we’re alone […]

5 tips for pitching to agents: Jessica Sinsheimer

Jessica Sinsheimer, with Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, shares 5 tips for meeting agents. Jessica Sinsheimer has been reading and campaigning for her favorite queries since 2004. Now an agent at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency, she’s known for #MSWL, ManuscriptWishList.com, #PubTalkTV-and for drinking far too much tea. Always on the lookout for new writers, she is most excited about finding picture books, […]

Book Review of JUST FALL by Nina Sadowsky

[This post is the seventh in an eight-part series of Book Reviews of books by some of our 2017 Midwest Writers faculty. The MWW interns wrote the reviews as one of their assignments for the Ball State University class “Literary Citizenship in a Digital Age,” taught by MWW Director Jama Kehoe Bigger.] Just Fall: A Psychological Romance […]

Book Review: THIEF OF LIES by Brenda Drake

[This post is the fifth in an eight-part series of Book Reviews of books by some of our 2017 Midwest Writers faculty. The MWW interns wrote the reviews as one of their assignments for the Ball State University class “Literary Citizenship in a Digital Age,” taught by MWW Director Jama Kehoe Bigger.] Family Secrets Bite Title: Thief […]

Book Review: THE BFF BUCKET LIST by Dee Romito

[This post is the fourth in an eight-part series of Book Reviews of books by some of our 2017 Midwest Writers faculty. The MWW interns wrote the reviews as one of their assignments for the Ball State University class “Literary Citizenship in a Digital Age,” taught by MWW Director Jama Kehoe Bigger.] Does Best Friends really mean FOREVER? […]