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  • 09:00 -12:00

    Coming Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m.

    Point of View is a contentious subject in today’s writing. Do you use first person or third person? Do you use an omnipotent POV or a close one? Many people are slavish in adhering to the rules for Point of View. Many authors just ignore it.

    Join fantasy author Steven W. White for an exploration of point of view, one of the most powerful tools authors can wield to create tension and invoke emotion in the reader.

    Steve is the one on the right.


    “One of the new brilliant creators in fiction.” – Author Doniella Boaz, re: New World

    “[His] characters are complex and vivid.” – Barry North, re:Turing’s Revenge and Other Stories

    “This is an author to follow.” – M. Mallory, re: Turing’s Revenge and Other Stories

    Steven W. White has written science fiction and fantasy since he was a teenager. Along the way, he’s been a Christmas tree farmer, a rocket scientist, and a snake handler. He writes, teaches, and occasionally plays with fire in the Pacific Northwest. He has an MFA in creative writing.

    To learn more about Steve and his books, go here.

    This workshop will be presented via zoom on February 13 at 9 a.m.

    To Register:

  • 18:30 -20:00

    We are excited to have restarted our monthly meetings, even while we are unable to join together in our usual location. Our meetings since April have been conducted using Zoom, an online meeting platform that allows us to come together in spite of remaining apart, and have been successful. To view recordings of the past Zoom meetings, check out the Guild’s Facebook page here.


    The invitations with the Zoom address will be sent to all members. Guests who wish to attend should send a message to webmaster@sdwritersguild.org by the Friday before the meeting to request an invitation.

    There will be a Marketing Support Group meeting at 5:30 p.m except in December.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. for signing in and informal networking. A short business meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m., and the program follows at 7 p.m.

    The regular meeting will be live-streamed to Facebook for another viewing option. The sessions will be available to view later on Facebook.

    Visit this page in the future to see what’s planned for 2021. If you have suggestions for topics or presenters you would like to see at one of our meetings, contact any of the members of the Board of Directors to let them know.

    • December 21, 2020 – Holiday Party
    • January 25, 2021 – Lisa Kastner of Running Wild Publishing
    • February 22, 2021 – Amy Collins of The Write Way
    • March 22, 2021 – Author readings from the anthology
    • April 26, 2021 – Jared Kuritz – Websites, social media and more, online presence, components and functionalities for effective book marketing
    • May 24, 2021 – First Page Slam Penn Wallace – Panel – Critique of page one of a book
    • June 28, 2021 – TBD
    • July 26, 2021 – Open Mic Night
    • August 23, 2021 – TBD
    • September 27, 2021 – Antoinette Kuritz
    • October 25, 2021 – Richard Lederer
    • November 22, 2021 – TBD
    • December 20, 2021 (third Monday of the month) – Holiday Party