Post your May goals on Write On! Online and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript.

What’s your site? Post your website link—and see what other favorite writers and author sites/blogs are out there—on Writing Resources on Write On! Online.

This week, Purple Pencil Adventures speaks with Emily Smucker, the author of Emily in the “Louder Than Words” series, edited by Deborah Reber, There’s a new Young Author interview every Wednesday. Also, check out Purple Pencil Adventures for Why Write? Mondays and a new Writing Adventure every Friday!

April 24 – 25: LA Times Festival of Books at the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles. Authors, if you are speaking or displaying at the LA Times Festival of Books, please comment below, so we know where to find you!

Tuesday, April 27: Columbia University professor Helen Benedict will discuss the plight of female soldiers at war and her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, at the Los Angeles Central Library’s ALOUD series at 7 pm. Free. Reserve at For more information on Helen, go to her website.

Wednesday, April 28: Publisher, author, and former agent Terry Whalin will clarify the current options for publishing and provide tips for how writers can choose the best path on the Write Now! Mastermind Call with host Rochelle Melander at 10 am PDT. For details and to sign up, check the website.

April 28 – 30: The traditional writers’ conference goes virtual at the 2010 Non-Fiction Writers Conference.  This one-of-a-kind event includes sessions led by top industry experts. You will learn how to choose between self-publishing and traditional publishing, mistakes to avoid, online marketing strategies for maximum visibility, how to profit from ebooks and information products, and much more! All-Access pass holders can participate in the Literary Agent Pitch-Fest. Attendees also receive 9 bonus ebooks and reports, all available for immediate download as soon as you register. Receive 30% off when you register using the code: “writeononline.”

Wednesday, April 28: It’s 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins from 5 pm – 10 pm. Check the website for details and participating locations.

The April StoryLink eZine is up. Interview with writer/director Scott Cooper, Crazy Heart; Tracey Jackson talks about her documentary: Lucky Ducks; Call for Questions for writer/director John Lee Hancock, The Blind Side; expert column by author Marcie Begleiter, From Word to Image; plus events, contests, community news & more. Read it here.

Remember, the Write On! April Challenge is: Write a Limerick. Email your limerick to by April 30. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Details and prize info here.



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