The Write On! Summer Challenge is to write a fictional “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” The contest runs through August 31,  and has prizes from iScript, The Writers Store, and authors from VBT-Writers on the Move. Travel writer John E. DiScala (a.k.a. Johnny Jet) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the finalists!. Submit your 200 to 400 word story in the body of an email to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com. For complete prize info and submission guidelines, check the website.

Also, post your Write On! August Goals here to be entered in a drawing to win an iScript.

Thursday, July 22: Comic-Con International in San Diego starts; the event runs through Sunday, July 25. Can’t make it to Comic-Con? Live-action and animation writer/creator Jimmy Palmiotti, Paperfilms, will be answering questions in the August StoryLink eZine. Post a Question for Jimmy Palmiotti in the StoryLink Forum by August 1.  Need advice on networking at Comic-Con, read Scott Gross expert article, posted last week : “Making Comic-Con Work for You.”

Monday, July 26: No Restrictions Entertainment’s One Hour Fantasy Girl (2009) will be screening at the Film Courage Interactive, which starts at 7 pm, in Los Angeles at the Downtown Independent – 50% of the Box Office goes to @DWCweb (Downtown Women’s Center) to help end homelessness for women. Read the Write On! Q&A with screenwriter Edward Michael Bravo’s Q&A here.

Monday, July 26: Laurie Gibson will be presenting a seminar called, Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the Writer’s Fingers to the Reader’s Hands, from 7 to -8 pm in the Crowell Public Library (1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino). Cost: $10, includes a professional review of five double-spaced pages of writing (bring hard copy). No RSVP needed. For more information, contact Laurie at (858) 635-1233 or eaglet5223@mypacks.net.

Starting Monday, July 26: The new 6-week session of Facets Film School in Chicago is starting! Facets offers informative and fun movie-related classes for all movie lovers. The new session includes classes on Jerry Lewis, Eric Rohmer, Claudette Colbert, and Robert Ryan. www.facets.org/pages/filmschool.php

Wednesday, July 28: The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is next Wednesday from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!

Thursday, July 29: Screenwriter Karaoke starts at 8:30 pm, at Sardo’s Sardo’s Grill and Lounge, 259 N. Pass Ave., in Burbank, California. Last month, Write On! spoke with creator Merrel Davis during the Great American PitchFest. Watch the video interview for more info. RSVP here.

Sundays: Scriptchat is a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). 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: http://www.scriptchat.com.

Comedy Contest: vComedy, the new Facebook Application, and Comedy Sportz, the longest running improv group in LA, are proud to announce the first of many comedy contests! Starting July 1st using the vComedy app, record your own comedy bit for the chance to win a new Mac iPad. Just send out the link to all of your friends to “like,” and the recording with the most “likes” by August 1st wins!

Read the July StoryLink eZine for an interview with Modern Family co-creator Christopher Lloyd and other great resources and articles for writers!

*Here are some great Facebook Pages for Writers: Write On! Online (natch!), Help a Reporter Out, Michael Wiese Productions, The Writers Store, Writers Digest. There are way to many to mention. What’s your favorite Facebook Page for Writers? Please comment below!

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