Pencil To Paper: Write Your Way Through Winter Workshop Series

Registration Now OPEN! Pencil to Paper 2024: Write Your Way Through Winter Just as musicians practice scales to improve their overall performance, so writers study the components of writing craft to create dynamic prose. Join this year’s Pencil to Paper zoom classes to study the writing craft and take your writing to the next level. […]

Let’s Write Your Story!

Anna V’s B&B in Lanesboro, MN, was my first solo venture in directing a writing retreat. Since that time in 2015, I have enjoyed teaching the craft of writing in many different places. What wonderful people I have met along the way. About 10% of the population feels they have a story to write. It’s […]

Cold Spring Historical Society and Library Event

Cold Spring Historical Society and Library Event

On March 8, 2023, I presented a program at Cold Spring, Minnesota, sponsored by the Cold Spring Library and Historical Society. My topic? The Rocky Mountain Locust Plagues of the 1870s. I stumbled upon this most interesting chapter of history while researching ABERCROMBIE TRAIL and POMME DE TERRE. It felt natural to continue this series […]

Writer’s Retreat with Candace Simar

Candace Simar Writing Retreat

About a dozen writer friends and I spent a delightful three days at the Baymont Inn in Baxter, MN. We accomplished our objective of encouraging each other and breaking up the winter doldrums. Represented were mystery writers, historical novelists, non-fiction writers, travel writers, journalists, poets, and children’s book writers. We each brought 3-5 pages to […]

Pencil to Paper 2023: Write Your Way Through Winter

Pencil to Paper 2023

Pencil to Paper: Write Your Way Through Winter! With award winning author Candace Simar  We are excited to offer our third annual Pencil to Paper, a four week writing series. Give yourself the gift of writing with this casual, fun and supportive group. Advance your writing skills and connect with other writers.   Thursdays, Noon […]

Writing for the Truly Terrified

Writing for the Truly Terrified

Writing for the Truly Terrified! Join us for a two hour fun and friendly writing workshop Thursday, April 28 from 10 to noon, CST/11-1 EST/8-10 a.m. PST. Instructor Candace Simar, Award Winning Writer REGISTER: CLICK HERE:Cost $40 Do you want to write, but don’t know how to begin? Ten percent of the population has a […]

“Go Deeper” Craft of Writing Presentation by Candace Simar

During this year of 2020 and COVID, the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc have had to do things differently with more things electronically and from a distance. They were able to publish “The Talking Stick Insights Volume 29” The Talking Stick is a publication of the nonprofit organization, The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc, Inc. It is a Minnesota […]

Writer’s Path to Publishing FREE Workshop

Ready to get your writing out in the world, but not sure where to start? Stumped on how to know if your writing is ready for publishing, or how to connect with an agent? Get tips directly from regional authors and publishers on writing and publishing, and network with other writers and brush up on […]

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