Starting in September, Write On! will be moving exclusively online! The August Write On! Meeting, next Wednesday, August 11, will be the last one at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica. Please join us for cake and conversation!

I have really enjoyed leading the live group over the last 8 1/2 years, and am looking forward to taking Write On! to the next level. There will be a Blog Talk Radio show once a month, a rotating review column starting Monday, and other exciting additions. Stay tuned for info on upcoming live and online events. I hope everyone will continue to participate and spread the word.

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Saturday, August 7: Michele Wallerstein will be signing her book—MIND YOUR BUSINESS: A Hollywood Literary Agent’s Guide To Your Writing Career (Michael Wiese— Productions)and doing a Q&A at the Bookstar, 12136 Ventura Blvd, in Studio City at 3pm.

Monday, August 9: Deadline to send news and events for the newsletter to

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

Wednesday, August 11: Final Write On! meeting at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica from 7 – 9 pm.

Tuesday, August 17: Mediabistro Mixer in West Hollywood! Details coming soon!

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, Scriptchat is a community, not competitors. Everyone has something to learn. All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources:

The deadline for the Write On! Summer Challenge is August 31. Write a fictional “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” 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 For complete prize info and submission guidelines, check the website.

If you sent me an email or contest-entry over the last couple of days, it might have gotten lost while  I switched webhosts! Please re-send to!

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  1. Linda Sands 12 years ago

    Keep up the good work. This is a great gathering spot. Have just added name to newsletter.
    Best, Linda Sands


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