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.
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!
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.
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.
Another engaging and informative meeting that got us thinking about how to structure our novels.
So good to be back after our winter hiatus. The room was filled with joyful energy. (more…)
Big changes ahead! (more…)
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?
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Michelle Deerwester DalrympleSpeakerMay 22, 2021 We’re still meeting virtually on Zoom. As soon as we hear from the Hemet Public Library that…
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Fauzia Burke Speaker Feb. 27, 2021 Writers write, but authors must also spread the word about their works. Most of us hold our noses and…