Today, Purple Pencil Adventures speaks with 15-year-old freelancer Allie Sakowicz. If you know any young, published authors who would like to be interviewed, please have them email Debra.

Wednesday, May 19: The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is live today from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn the “10 Things You Can Do During Lunch” to bring you closer to your dreams. Here’s the link!

Friday May 21: One Hour Fantasy Girl, will be screening at 9pm at the Regent Showcase Theater, 614 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, as an Official Selection of the 2010 Awareness Festival. See the Facebook Event for details.

Monday, May 31 Film Courage – The Radio Show hosts its monthly Film Courage Interactive from 7 pm to 11 pm at The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, 90012. The night consists of two short films, the feature I am the Blue Bird, Directors Q & A, and filmmaker discussion (“support group”) capping off the event. For more info, please visit or

Save the Date: Saturday, June 5: The first Dream It, Then Do It!: workshop with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson from 10 am – 1 pm in Santa Monica. For details and to register, go to Eventbrite.

Sundays: Scriptchat was created for the purpose of bringing new and seasoned screenwriters together to learn and grow. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafters) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). The same topic is discussed at both chats., and the topic changes every week. Remember, Script Chat is a community, not competitors. Everyone has something to learn. All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources:

Write On! May Challenge: In the continuing effort to help writers jump-start their careers, Write On! is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Write On! Query Contest – “Books.” The winner in each category—Fiction and Non-Fiction—will have their query letter read by Los Angeles-based literary agent Betsy Amster. They will also receive a gift certificate from iScript. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Email your query to by Monday, May 31. For submission guidelines and prize info, go here. Screenwriters, your turn is coming. The Write On! Online – June Challenge will be Query Contest: “Screenplays.”



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