Today, Suzi Yoonessi, writer/director of Dear Lemon Lima, talks about how she used her YA experiences in her film on Purple Pencil Adventures. Check out the site for Why Write? Mondays, Author Interviews on Wednesdays, and a new Writing Adventure every Friday! If you know any young, published authors, please have them contact debra@writeononline.com.

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.

Thursday, April 29: Marla Martenson will be signing her memoir—Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker—at Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 Grove Drive, in Los Angeles at 7pm.

Friday,April 30: Marcia French will be appearing as a guest star on CBS’ The Ghost Whisperer. Check local listings.

Friday, April 30: Deadline for the Write On! April Challenge: Write a Limerick. Email your limerick to debra@writeononline.com. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Details and prize info here. An exciting new challenge launches on May 1.

Saturday, May 1: Free Online Workshop on Writing for Children – A Beginner’s Workshop with Karen Cioffi on Lea Schizas’ The Muse Online Writers Conference. For registration instructions go to Karen’s website.

Saturday, May 1: Cara Holman will be reading her story, “The Tao of Laundry,” and signing copies of A Cup of Comfort for Mothers, in which her story appears, at 2 pm at the Tanasbourne Barnes & Noble, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton, OR 97006. She will appear with other Portland-area contributors to the four spring 2010 releases of this series. Read Cara’s guest article—Write On! Poets—which posted last week.

Sunday, May 2: Chris Combates will be doing the first signing of his book—The Law of Attraction for Teens—at 1pm at Mayor Wahler’s house in New Jersey. Details here. Read Chris’ interview on Purple Pencil Adventures.

Saturday, May 8: Award-wining journalist, author, and teacher Linda Marsa is moderating a seminar at UCLA Extension—Writing in the Internet Age: The Future of Publishing and How to Capitalize on the Digital Revolution—from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Guest speakers include: Marcia Meier, Hunter Whitney, Jacqueline Stenson, Angilee Shah, Penny Sansevieri, Michael Varma, Nadine Jolie, and Debra Eckerling. Register here.

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.

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