There's a good reason to join Heartland Writers Guild. Fellow writers, you can always learn things from other writers, no matter what genre they write in.
---Bill Hopkins HWG Member
Everything which I have created as a poet has had its origin in a frame of mind and a situation in life; I never wrote because I had, as they say, found a good subject.
FYI: The Guild newsletter was originally named The Heartland Heartbeat. In the late 90s, members began to feel that this name and their logo might primarily suggest romance writing. From the beginning of the Guild, fiction writing in various genres, including romance writing, was popular.
HWG logo in use1992-93 HWG logo 1994-97
In order to be inclusive of various forms of writing, in September 1997, the newsletter sported a new name--The Journal. In an article the following month, members are asked to offer suggestions for "a new logo to go with the fresh new look of the Journal."
The newsetter editor at that time, Frank Watson, writes that "the logo could also be incorporated as an important part of the Guild web site, planned to go online later this year." By 1998 the new logo appeared on the Member's Guide, on conference information, and on the newsletter.