Wednesday, March 31: Today’s the deadline for the Write On! March Challenge: “Green.” Write a 200-400 word story or essay, using the writing prompt “green,” and email it to Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The Write On! April Challenge will be posted tomorrow!

Today, Purple Pencil Adventures speaks with Marni Bates, the author of Marni in the “Louder Than Words” series, edited by Deborah Reber,

Wednesday, March 31: Author Brian Schwartz presents 50 Interviews Multi-Author Launch Celebration, from 7 – 9 pm MT at Everyday Joe’s, 144 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Thursday, April 1: Script Frenzy–the sister event to National Novel Writing Month–runs April 1- 30. Write a 100-page screenplay in a month! There are lots of great resources on the  Script Frenzy website. If you are participating in Script Frenzy, comment below with your user link, so all the Write On! Members can cheer each other on!

Thursday, April 1: April is National Poetry Month. Here are a couple Poem a Day Challenges to flex those poetry muscles: Read Write Poem, Writers Digest’s Poetic Asides POD Challenge. If you’d like to receive a Poem a Day, sign up at Plus, Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Sharing with Writers and Readers newsletter has a Poetry Corner each week. Subscribe on Please share any additional poetry resources in the comments section! Thanks!

Thursday, April 1: Come to the release of Jennifer Storm’s new memoir, Leave the Light On: A Memoir of Recovery and Self-Discovery, 6:30 pm, Barnes and Noble, Camp Hill Plaza Shopping Center, Camp Hill, PA. For details, check out the Facebook Event.

Tuesday, April 6: I will be teaching a Blogging Workshop in West Los Angeles on Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm. Anyone interested, please email Also, go to Write On! Corporate for info on my workshops for writers of all ages.

Starting Wednesday, April 7: Freelance writer Jen Jones will be teaching a six-week online class “Mission Possible: Breaking into Freelance Writing.” Sign up or more info go to:

Starting Thursday, April 8: Emmy-winning writer Brooks Wachtel will be teaching his 10-week Writing Animation for Television and the Web course at the UCLA Extension School. For details and to register go to:

Save the Date: The next Los Angeles Mediabistro Party, hosted by Debra Eckerling and Michelle Thatcher, will be on Tuesday, April 20, at Elevate Lounge, 811 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles from 7 pm to 9 pm. Thanks to Jennifer Laskey, RedLight Special Events & Promotions, for booking the event. RSVP here.

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