Pencil to Paper: Write Your Way Through the Winter Doldrums 2022!


Pencil to Paper: Write Your Way Through the Winter Doldrums 2022! With award winning author Candace Simar.

After a successful 2021 Pencil to Paper, we are excited to again offer an 8 week series to move you forward in your writing, improve your writing skills and connect with a group of other writers. PLUS extras, including surprise author guests, bonus Marketing Minutes, and giveaways

When: Thursdays, Noon to 2:00 p.m. CST, January 6 to February 24, 2022

Where: Zoom

Who: Open to writers of any genre. Writers can work on their current project or write based on prompts.

Cost: $240

Instructor: Award Winning Author Candace Simar

Hosted by: Krista Soukup, Blue Cottage Agency

Weekly topics for Fiction/Non-Fiction/Memoir/all Genres

Thursdays in 2022

January 6

January 13

January 20

January 27

February 3

February 10

February 17

February 24


Candace Simar Escape to Fort Abercrombie Book Launch

Simar is an award-winning author of 8 books. Her writing has received awards the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Will Rogers Gold Medallion, The Western Fictioneers, Midwest Book Awards, Bob Dylan Creative Writing Contest, Lake Region Review, League of Minnesota Poets, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Dust and Fire, and The Writer’s Digest.


5 Responses

  1. Hello Candace, I just read your collection of short stories “The Glory of Ordinary Time.” My neighbor Arlette Iverson lent this book to me and I found it outstandingly written. It captivated me – the characters, events, hardships, and life’s Godly gifts – beautiful. I found your website and would very much like to take your writing class. But darn, you’re already three weeks into it. Will you have another class this year? I have stories of my ancestors that I’d like to write. Your works have truly inspired me.

    Kind regards,
    Debora Denny
    Jamestown, ND
    402-802-7856 (mobile/text)

    1. Debora, how nice of you to comment. Thank you. My one-day class, Writing for the Truly Terrified, will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 10am to noon via zoom. Isn’t it wonderful how technology makes distance irrelevant? I’ll send you a flier when it is available. Hope to meet on zoom! Candace

  2. Candace, I’ve read a few of your books, and I like your style. I an wondering if you would consider writing a story about our neighbor, Little Oscar Carlson. From a small farm in Evansville, Minnesota. A Norwegian farmer with a few cows, who loved his wife, but when she lost her memory, and was placed in the nursing home, she walked out, slipped on the ice and broke her hip. He couldn’t stand to see her suffer, so, as per their agreement, he went in and executed her. He was charged and imprisoned for a short time, but soon released. Many folks in Evansville would have many stories to tell about him and his simple ways over the years. I believe he was born on that small farm in the early 1900s. I think his story should be told. 2 of his three daughters live in Fergus Falls. Please write me if you know of someone who would like to write his story.

    1. Hi Bud, I remember when that tragedy happened. I do not have the time to do this project myself, but I have passed your information along to a friend of mine, Chris Marcotte, who might be interested. Thank you for thinking of me. Good luck with this. Candace

  3. Hi Candace,
    Chris did contact me, but he was scheduled for some surgery, so he said he’d get back to me in April. I am still waiting for his progression. I continue to think of your work, and have read a few of your works.
    Thanks for keeping in touch.

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