IWG News

2023 Contest Winners

This year we had 86 contest entries in five categories. A group of judges read and critiqued several poems, short stories, novel first pages, novel first 10 pages, and non-fiction memoir submissions.  Each category had a first, second, and third-place winner. Here...

Our 2023 Conference: It’s a Wrap!

First, if you missed our workshop with Robert Dugoni, you missed out on something truly special. Bob is an outstanding teacher and speaker and shared some of the most useful information on writing we could have asked for. A big thanks to Robert and to all those who...

2023 Conference Information You Need

We’re only a week away from our annual conference and are so excited to see all of you. Haven’t registered yet? You can still do so by using the button below. Register Here! Getting There Last year, there was some confusion about how to get to the...

Why Authors Still Need Human Editors and Coaches

Writing is a deeply personal and creative endeavor, but it is also a collaborative process. Authors often work with a variety of professionals to help them bring their stories to life. From editors to book coaches, these professionals provide a critical perspective...

Reasons Authors Should Attend a Writing Conference

As an author, attending a writing conference can be a valuable investment in your career. From networking opportunities to educational workshops and panel discussions, writing conferences offer a range of benefits that can help you grow as a writer and navigate the...

From the New Idaho Writers Guild President

Hey Everyone, Beginning January 1st, I took over as President of the Idaho Writers Guild, replacing our immediate past president, Sherry Briscoe. But I didn’t drop a note to all of you, our members, to let you know who I am, what our goals are for Idaho Writers Guild,...

6 Keys to Pitching to an Agent at the Idaho Writers Conference

See the video on YouTube! As a writer, pitching your work to agents can seem like a daunting task. However, with proper preparation and a strong pitch, you can increase your chances of success. Along with the other guidelines we have provided on the page linked here,...

The Pros of Writers Joining a Critique Group

The world of writing can be lonely, with authors often locked away in their own heads for long hours. Yet writers must develop the confidence to put their work out there, while still having the support of a community. This is where a critique group comes in. A...

Goodbye Mystery Writers Academy, Hello Sisters in Crime!

The Mystery Writers Academy of the Idaho Writers Guild has closed its doors to make way for a new chapter of Sisters In Crime. www.sistersincrime.org Crime writing isn’t just one kind of story. Crime writing can encompass anything from Agatha Christie to Arthur Conan...

2023 Contest Winners

This year we had 86 contest entries in five categories. A group of judges read and critiqued several poems, short stories, novel first pages, novel first 10 pages, and non-fiction memoir submissions.  Each category had a first, second, and third-place winner. Here...

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Our 2023 Conference: It’s a Wrap!

First, if you missed our workshop with Robert Dugoni, you missed out on something truly special. Bob is an outstanding teacher and speaker and shared some of the most useful information on writing we could have asked for. A big thanks to Robert and to all those who...

read more

2023 Conference Information You Need

We’re only a week away from our annual conference and are so excited to see all of you. Haven’t registered yet? You can still do so by using the button below. Register Here! Getting There Last year, there was some confusion about how to get to the...

read more
Why Authors Still Need Human Editors and Coaches

Why Authors Still Need Human Editors and Coaches

Writing is a deeply personal and creative endeavor, but it is also a collaborative process. Authors often work with a variety of professionals to help them bring their stories to life. From editors to book coaches, these professionals provide a critical perspective...

read more
Reasons Authors Should Attend a Writing Conference

Reasons Authors Should Attend a Writing Conference

As an author, attending a writing conference can be a valuable investment in your career. From networking opportunities to educational workshops and panel discussions, writing conferences offer a range of benefits that can help you grow as a writer and navigate the...

read more

From the New Idaho Writers Guild President

Hey Everyone, Beginning January 1st, I took over as President of the Idaho Writers Guild, replacing our immediate past president, Sherry Briscoe. But I didn’t drop a note to all of you, our members, to let you know who I am, what our goals are for Idaho Writers Guild,...

read more

The Pros of Writers Joining a Critique Group

The world of writing can be lonely, with authors often locked away in their own heads for long hours. Yet writers must develop the confidence to put their work out there, while still having the support of a community. This is where a critique group comes in. A...

read more