Into Words ~ Into Print ~ Into Minds

2733 East Battlefield #309
Springfield, MO 65804

MPL CREATIVE RESOURCES is the place to come for:

  • Editing/critiquing services
  • Press releases
  • Media kits
  • Cover letter writing
  • Chapbook design
  • Proofreading and Copyediting services



Mindy Phillips Lawrence is the co-author of The Complete Writer: Tapping Your Full Potential and author of the poetry collections, Above and Below and One Blue Star. She is author of "An Itty Bitty Column on Writing" in Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Sharing with Writers newsletter and has edited the newsletter since 2008.

Mindy has written numerous articles and book reviews. A former secondary English teacher, she has worked overr 20 years assisting clients with resume and cover letter writing. She also edits books, articles and business writing.

She is in the process of working on an e-book version of her Itty Bitty column and on a novel.


Editing/Critiquing services offered by MPL CREATIVE RESOURCES include:

  • Proofreading for grammar, usage and spelling errors
  • Content evaluation
  • Line editing services
  • Critiquing services


Need a press release written?  A media kit put together?  A campaign to blitz the world about your book?  MPL CREATIVE RESOURCES can help you with the promotional writing you need.  Many writers love to write but not to market and promote.  MPL CREATIVE RESOURCES can put together professional Writer Promotion Packages designed to get work noticed.


Mindy Phillips Lawrence is also available for speaking engagements to groups interested in improving their writing techniques.  Some of her speaking topics include:

  • How to write a query letter
  • The positive side of rejection
  • How to get magazines cheaply to study for submissions
  • Putting together a writer's biography
  • Self-publication vs. Traditional publication
  • Press release writing for optimum exposure
  • Writing and mindfulness
  • Self-editing skills for writers


To subscribe to Sharing with Writers send an e-mail with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to or go to for an auto subscribe box. It's the brainchild of Carolyn Howard-Johnson who teaches at the UCLA Writing Center.

Books on Writing and Promotion

Here are several books that will help you write better and increase your ability to promote your work:

  • The Complete Writer:  Tapping your Full Potential, Mindy Phillips Lawrence, Joyce Faulkner, Bev Walton-Porter, Pat McGrath Avery - Red Engine Press
  • The Frugal Book Promoter, Carolyn Howard-Johnson
  • The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success, Carolyn Howard-Johnson - Red Engine Press
  • The Well-Fed Writer, Peter Bowerman, Fanove Press 
  • The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living, Peter Bowerman, Fanove Press


To find out about any of the services provided at MPL CREATIVE, send an e-mail to: with [WRITING INQUIRY] in the message line and in brackets.

~ Mindy Phillips Lawrence