At Guild meetings, we try to vary topics from month to month between matters of craft and those of business. At our September 28, 2019 meeting, we were pleased to learn about story structure from Guild Vice President Sandra Schuster-Hubbard. (more…)
Did you have any idea you would end this meeting listening to a poem in Sanskrit set to music? Wasn’t it unexpected and beautiful?
Our July meeting was one of the best ever. Was I surprised.
Come on, be honest. Do you ever get bored with your own writing? If so, I hope you were at the June meeting of the Diamond Valley Writers’ Guild. (more…)
There are as many different ways to get published as there are books, it seems. At our May meeting, Pam Sheppard spoke about getting noticed by publishers, agents, and readers. And she should know. (more…)
At Saturday’s meeting, we brought back our Round Table format to discuss Creating Compelling Characters. (more…)
Late add: After this summary was published, our speaker, David Wogahn, had a chat with Midwest Book Review’s Marj Charlier. Marj is also, of course, an author and publisher herself, as well as the Guild’s Treasurer. Click here to read that post, and for the rest of the March meeting summary, scroll downward. (more…)
An author isn’t just a writer. A successful author is a businessperson as well. One of the most crucial keys to success is the visibility of one’s work. How do we achieve such visibility? (more…)
Our first meeting of the new year was a great success! According to Wendy Knepp, Board Advisor, an even 50 people attended, slightly more than usual. (more…)
The last meeting of the Guild’s third year was bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s over. We’re done for the year. Which means… (more…)
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…
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.
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…
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…