Finding inspiration in winter by Nikki Kallio

“You have treasures hidden within you … and bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think small.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic One of the first […]

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What Makes a Poem “Good?” by Karla Huston

Karla Huston is the new Wisconsin poet laureate for 2017 – 2018. She is vice president of The Mill board and a Mill teacher with a class, Wearing The Mask, starting March 1.     If you have to ask, suggests Rainer Maria Rilke in his “Letters to a Young Poet,” if you have to ask, […]

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Getting Feedback: The Horror, The Horror by Michael Hopkins

All writers need feedback on their work. But, whom do you ask? A year ago when I started writing fulltime, I quickly completed my first short story. It is called “Infinite View.” The story is constructed in three parts. Of course, I thought it was pure genius, and I decided to get some feedback. First, […]

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It’s Summer! Time to read and write

It’s officially SUMMER! Welcome to the new website for The Mill. Take a look around and let us know what else you’d like to see here. There is still time to register for classes offered for readers and writers at The Mill, A Place for Writers.  First sessions start tomorrow. Summer Writing Kickstart with Nikki […]

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