2021 Schedule

Valley of the Sun RWA hosts several events throughout the year, including weekly write-ins, monthly speakers, a writing retreat, etc. Since we cover a wide metropolitan area, we sometimes meet in person and sometimes via Zoom.

Request more information about attending these events HERE:

Weekly Write-ins

Finding it hard to set aside time to write lately? Let's write together! We meet via Zoom three times a week for writing on the following days:

Mondays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

We chat for five minutes, write for 20 or 30, and repeat. For more information, sign up HERE:

September 21 @ 6:00p-8:00p - Zoom

Speaker: Tina Radcliffe

Topic: THE S-Word. Synopsis.

You can hide your ugly synopsis under your first fifty pages, but they're still going to find it. How about writing a standout and stunning synopsis that you can be proud of instead? Join Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Tina Radcliffe, for a workshop on the S-Word. Tina will share her tips and analyze a successful synopsis that led to a contract. Handouts will be provided after the workshop.

BONUS: Tina will hold a Rafflecopter for all live attendees, the winner gets a free review of a short synopsis. 3-5 pages or shorter.

About our speaker: A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe is a Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers Honor Roll member. A four-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, Tina’s Harlequin novels have won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and appeared on the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list. Besides her novel-length fiction, and her independent publishing releases, Tina has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. A US Army Veteran, former registered nurse, and library cataloger, Tina resides in Northern Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance and cozy mysteries. Visit her on the web at HOME | tinaradcliffe.

Cost: Free to VOS members, $5 for non-members. Guests can send their payment via PayPal to

Saturday, October 22@ 10:00a-2:00p (Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Scottsdale)

Annual General meeting, NaNoWriMo Prep

Cost: Free to VOS members (but lunch must be preordered), $5 plus lunch costs for non-members. Guests can send their payment via PayPal to

November 16 @ 6:00p-8:00p - Zoom

Jane Cleland - Subplots Aren’t Secondary - Integrating two subplots into your story doesn’t merely add delicious complexity—subplots also help control pacing and serve as scaffolding, supporting and serving your primary plot. One subplot should focus on an interpersonal issue; the other should relate to a nonfiction element of your story. This workshop details how to choose meaty and relevant subplots and how to integrate them into your primary plot seamlessly for maximum effect. We’ll also discuss a four-step checklist to help you develop appropriate subplots.

Cost: Free to VOS members, $5 for non-members. Guests can send their payment via PayPal to

December – Holiday Party TBD