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Join us for a Facebook Live “Conversation with Annie Sullivan”

We love it. Yes, MWW loves when writers succeed. When they leave our conferences crafting better sentences, improving clever plots, developing stronger characters. When they leave with friendships and a community of writing supporters and encouragers. Yes, MWW loves to celebrate writers. And now it’s Annie Sullivan we celebrate! Join us for a Facebook Live […]

It’s Launch Day! MWW Agent Fest Online 2020

MWW Agent Fest Online 2020: November 18-21, 2020 Wednesday 9:30 am, ET through Saturday 5:00 pm, ET. {Cost: REDUCED! $199} Our 2019 MWW Agent Fest was a big success! What attendees said: To have one-on-one time with an agent is invaluable. The agents were all great and attentive. The conference was packed with useful information and opportunities. […]

Accept the 90 Days to Your Novel challenge – with Sarah Domet

Meet fiction author Sarah Domet! Sarah Domet is the author of The Guineveres, originally released from Flatiron Books/Macmillan in October 2016. It received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal along with praise from O Magazine, People, Elle, Real Simple, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times Book Review. Southern Living voted it one of the Best Books of 2016 by Southern Authors and Bustle included it on […]

Lori Rader-Day presents An Autopsy of a Novel – MWW20

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of The Lucky One (February 2020), Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and the national president of Sisters in Crime. [Support Midwest Writers […]

“Creative Research” and how to decide what works with your story

Meet MWW20 faculty member Kelcey Parker Ervick Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of three award-winning books: The Bitter Life of Bozena Němcová, a hybrid work of biography, memoir, and art about a Czech fairy tale writer; Liliane’s Balcony (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater; and the story collection For Sale By Owner (Kore Press). She is […]

Carol Saller helps writers polish their work for submission

Meet MWW20 faculty member Carol Saller Carol Saller is a longtime contributing editor to The Chicago Manual of Style and writes for Fiction+ at the CMOS blog. She has also worked as an acquiring editor in children’s book publishing (Cricket Books). Her own books include The Subversive Copy Editor and several books for children, most recently the MG/YA novel Eddie’s War. Praise for The Subversive Copy Editor … “This is […]

Need help “Nailing the First Page”? Tracy Clark has advice!

Meet award-winning author Tracy Clark Tracy Clark is the author of the Cass Raines PI series. The series, set in Chicago, features ex-homicide cop turned PI Cassandra Raines, a hard-driving African-American gumshoe who works the mean streets of the Windy City dodging cops, cons, killers and thugs. Her debut novel, Broken Places, made Library Journal’s list of the Best […]

What?!! ALL 23 sessions!

What? You’ll have access to ALL 23 sessions … Yes. We have a need for community and now there’s the technology to create new community spaces for writers. No more choosing among breakout sessions online. Attend ALL 23 sessions live or watch recorded sessions for up to one month later. You can even rewatch sessions you find particularly […]

Yep. We’re going virtual, too

Registration Re-Open NOW! MWW20 Moves To Online Format! MWW20 Virtual Conference Monday – Saturday July 20-25, 2020 We’ve been working on this since the day we found out we’d have to cancel our planned in-person Midwest Writers Workshop at the Ball State Alumni Center due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We went from being so disappointed […]