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Video link to Sept. 26, 2020 Meeting


Summer’s over and time is passing. Are your tired of watching the months go by with no new book under your belt? Frustrated by a lack of productivity? Do you envy those writers who crank out book after book while it seems to take you years to produce one? The Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild has a solution.


Video link to August 22, 2020 Meeting

Poetry evokes strong feelings in most folks…they’ll tell you they either love it or hate it. Wherever you are on the spectrum, you’ll enjoy this.


Video link to July 25, 2020 Meeting

Deciding where to start your story is one of the most important and challenging decisions you must make as a writer. Many readers, including editors and agents, determine within the first few sentences if your story is worth their valuable time.


Video link to June 27, 2020 Meeting

We’re in the dead center of the year and I do mean dead. The library’s closed, the pandemic’s gearing back up, and writers are stuck at home, unable to attend our monthly meeting in person. But fear not!


Video link to May 23, 2020 Meeting

Jonathan Maberry, award winning author and speaker


Meeting IRL is so pre-pandemic. Having our meetings via Zoom is expanding our reach and making our monthly meetings accessible to a broad swath of viewers. Who don’t even have to wear pants. If you missed the meeting featuring the amazingly knowledgeable and generous Jonathan Maberry, or want to review the recording, scroll down for the link.


Video link to April 25, 2020 Meeting


Writing is a solitary endeavor, so the writers of the San Jacinto Valley treasure our monthly meetings. Which is why we were discouraged when our March meeting was cancelled due to the fact that the Hemet Public Library is closed until further notice due to the coronavirus.


Ray Strait’s March 2020 Writing Tips

March 27, 2020
As you may know by now, the Hemet Public Library is closed until April 30, so the Diamond Valley Writers Guild will not meet this month. However, to keep in touch with our members, we will publish a weekly tip on writing. This week we feature Ray ‘Rusty’ Strait who has 30 published works to his credit. He is also 95 years old and going strong. He’s the youngest 95 I’ve ever met.  Here are his tips on writing.
–Jim Hitt


Summary of Feb 22, 2020 Meeting

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Another engaging and informative meeting that got us thinking about how to structure our novels.


Summary of Jan. 25, 2020 Meeting


So good to be back after our winter hiatus. The room was filled with joyful energy. (more…)

Summary of Oct. 26, 2019 Meeting

Big changes ahead! (more…)