NEWS
Remote Write On! Member Birgitta Strobel, a fitness instructor/model, artist, and writer, who resides in Norway, just updated her website: www.birgittas.com. Check it out!

Also, gardenmaster/writer David King has a new blog: http://lagarden.blogspot.com/

Jen Waak, RKC in Seattle, was featured in Seattle’s about.com: http://seattle.about.com/od/outdoorsrecreation/a/Kettlebells.htm

Congrats to Kathi Funston and Patrick Ortman, who recently premiered their webseries Couch Cases online: http://www.couchcases.com/

Nancy Olivas just started a business, providing legal document preparation for nonprofit (and other) organizations seeking 501(c)(3) tax exemption. Nancy Olivas, Legal Document Specialist, (310) 385-5805, nonprofit501c3doc@yahoo.com


EVENTS
Join The Learning Garden for the Winter Solstice Celebration on Sunday, December 21, at 5 pm. Celebrate the shortest day of the year/the longest night of the year with The Learning Garden and our fireplace and a ceremony to help us move into the new year – no presents, no shopping, no stress! Almost un-American! The Learning Garden is located at Venice High School (on the corner of Walgrove Ave and Venice Blvd.) For details, contact David King, the Learning Garden’s Gardenmaster, at 310.722.3656 or email learninggardenmaster@yahoo.com.

Want to hear your work read? AltScreenPlay meets on Thursdays 7:30 – 10 pm, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, and is moderated by Matt Byrnes, mbbyrnes@gmail.com; www.geocities.com/altscreenwriting/faq.html.


MEMBER PROJECTS
Ask Al A Carte is accepting submissions for her upcoming anthology of Food Memories. Email your essays (up to 500 words) with a recipe if you have one to askalacarte@cs.com. By submitting, you are giving permission for your essay to be published.

Ladies, how have you met the men in your life? Any good stories to tell? Liz is writing a book about how to meet men and needs lots of good stories! Be sure to include both first names, how he asked you out, how your first date went, and what ended up happening to the relationship–even if it did end in tears! Email your story, 500 words or less, to liztunnell@hotmail.com with your contact information. Permission to print is implied in the sending!

Sheryl Sacchitelli (www.now-later-never.com) is still looking for volunteers (women, aged 40 and up) to complete a 15-minute survey to help with her work on women’s issues. Those interested in being interviewed, go to: http://www.now-later-never.com/Interviews.html


CLASSIFIEDS
Outstanding Math and Science Tutor with a Ph.D. in chemistry plus six years teaching and tutoring experience at the middle, high school, and college levels. Available to tutor math and science including AP biology and AP chemistry, and college chemistry, and also the SAT (writing, critical reading, and math). Call Annette 310-614-1106.

It’s A Trip! Rebecca Ebner has decided to expand her resume by becoming a travel agent. Check her web page: www.Itsatrip.worldventures.com.

Make someone’s holiday–or any day–with a Custom Gift Basket from Totally Gifted! If you can dream it, we can make it! Totally Gifted can ship anywhere in the world. Contact Nicole Abramson, 818-679-5552, totallygifted1@aol.com.

Sarah Schroeder recently launched: Soign√®e. It’s Personal Shopping for the Runway of Life. The mission of Soign√®e is to provide clients with personal shopping services so that they can have a stylish wardrobe for daily life, special events, and travel. For more information, go to www.soignee-la.com. Or contact Sarah Schroeder at (818) 415-8969 or email Sarah.Schroeder@gmail.com

Need a photographer for your wedding or blessed event? Check out April Rocha‘s work at www.aprilrocha.com/blog or a slideshow at http://aprilrocha.com/slideshows/ChrisandBo/ April has been shooting weddings since 2002 and has been published in The Knot, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style and her work has also been seen on WE Channel’s Platinum Weddings. Contact April at April@AprilRocha.com or call 310.319.0465.

Check out Green Brooms Music Academy, 1513 6th Street, Suite 203, Santa Monica. Green Brooms currently offers private Piano and Voice Instruction as well as private Music Theory Instruction. They are also pre-enrolling students interested in violin, guitar, or cello lessons. For more information, call 310.310.2623, email info@musicbygyllian.com or go to http://www.musicbygyllian.com.

Live piano music and fine art portraits created at your party or event. Exceptionally high quality work. Contact Scott Hiltzik 310.463.2812.


WRITE ON!
How are those goals coming along? Feel free to post them on the Write On! Yahoo! Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writeononline/

Don’t forget: Write On! December Extra Credit: Write a 250-word bio on you–Need a little perspective? Interview friends, business associates, and strangers for their take on you. Post your bio on our Yahoo! Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/writeononline/

Also, we’ve extended November Extra Credit into December. Read one of the books recommended by a fellow Write On! member: http://writeononline.com/2008/10/19/november-extra-credit-book-recommendations/

Due to a scheduling conflict, our January Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 21. Please have newsletter items to me by January 19.


FINAL NOTE

Check out the Write On! Online Author Q&As on www.writeononline.com:
http://writeononline.com/2008/10/06/author-qa-jenn-garbee-secret-supers/

http://writeononline.com/2008/12/02/author-qa-deborah-reber-chill/

http://writeononline.com/2008/12/09/author-qa-carly-milne-sexography/

Published authors: Share your knowledge by participating in a Write On! Q&A. Email writeononline@yahoo.com for more information.


FINAL, FINAL NOTE
Have a Safe, Happy, and Healthy Holiday Season!

All the best,

Deb

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