core values

in· teg· ri· ty

1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

2. the state of being whole and undivided.

Guild members aspire to do the right thing. We share a common bond with our fellow writers, supporting one another and not breaking ranks in the face of challenges.


re· spect

Due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others

We treat each other as we would like to be treated, honoring differing points of view.


pro· fes· sion· al· ism

The level of excellence or competence that is expected of a professional.
We are writers. Our profession of choice is thousands of years old, and we strive to reflect this, on and off the page.


fo· cus

a center of activity, attraction, or attention.

We keep our resolve and determination, even through adversity.


es· prit

the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group

We share a common passion for our work and for our unique genre. We are enthusiastic about what we do, and enjoy the camaraderie of working with others in our profession.


hu· mil· i· ty

the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance

We recognize that we, and others around us, are imperfect and prone to make mistakes. We accept that our way is not the only way of doing things.


syn· er· gy

the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements

We work together to achieve our common goals. We assist our fellow writers in improving and achieving their own goals.