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After the Writers Conference #AWP2015


Over 11,000 writers attended AWP 2015 here in Minneapolis. Other writers conferences might bring together less than a hundred. Whether the conference is huge, medium or micro, being in the presence of other people who are passionate about writing and committed to their craft is exciting, energizing, inspiring and thought-provoking. It is also fraught with […]

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This Writing Class Is NOT for Everyone


If you’re headed to the beach or out on the water this summer, you know you need sunscreen. But do you know that if you’re headed out on a writing adventure, you need to screen yourself to see which classes are right for you? A bad fit will waste your time at best and could […]

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Hello Untapped Genres – Goodbye Writing Resistance!


Are you a poet who thinks fiction is a waste of words or who can’t fathom writing that many pages? Are you a fiction writer who fears memoir will insult or embarrass your family and friends? An essayist who thinks novelists are incapable of getting to the point? The genres you avoid because you are […]

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To Fight Resistance In-person or Online, That Is the New Question


You have a choice of taking Discover Your Way Around the Writer’s Block as an in-person class at the Loft starting October 30 or as an online class starting February 25. To take full advantage of having the AWB book available for the first time in either version, I’m revising the class materials and exercises […]

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Winning the Writer’s Mental Game


World-class athletes agree that the mental game is key to winning. Overcoming writer’s block and other forms of writing resistance is key to winning the writer’s mental game. This blog, the Around the Writer’s Block book and AWB classes give you a significant edge in this part of the game. I’ve invested years teaching and […]

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Seeing Again… and Again and Again


I’m delighted to introduce today’s Guest Author: Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew. Elizabeth is the author of Writing the Sacred Journey, Swinging on the Garden Gate, and On the Threshold: Home, Holiness, and Hardwood. I’ll give the rest of Elizabeth’s bio after she’s charmed you with the post (it’ll mean more to you then).  I just came […]

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Announcement: Free Writing Classes!


This maybe one of the best kept secrets in the Twin Cities! With funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Loft Literary Center and Hennepin County Libraries have collaborated to create a series of free “First Pages” writing workshops taught by Loft Teaching Artists. You can take any of several different one-hour […]

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Announcement: Full Lineup of Online and In-Person Fall Classes at the Loft Open for Registration with New and Improved Database


The Loft’s new database allows you to search for classes by teaching artist, genre, course level, course duration, location or starting month. So if you want to see what classes I’m teaching, you just go to http://www.loft.org/adult-classes and select Bane, Rosanne from the Teaching Artist drop down list and click Find Classes. Or use any […]

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The Right to Write What’s Right for You


Identify the Opportunity and Desire Take a few minutes to complete this sentence (on the page or screen or in your head): “I want to write…” Did you write mainly about what content you want to write (e.g. a story about a rodeo clown, or poetry that moves people to tears, or an essay about […]

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Open Your Writing Possibilites


Twin City Writers Do you ever wonder what’s behind all the buzz about the Loft Literary Center? Considered the possibility that maybe you should check it out? Or if you already understand why the Loft has such a fabulous reputation, have you been entertaining the thought maybe it’s time you came back? Maybe to register […]

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