Wednesday, August 25: Michelle V. Rafter talks Freelancing in the Digital Age on the Write Now! Mastermind Call with host Rochelle Melander at 10 am PDT. Michelle V. Rafter is the founder of WordCount, a blog for independent writers. For details and to sign up, check the website.

Wednesday, August 25: Today is the next Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio from 11 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time/2 pm Eastern Time. Debra Oakland, author of Living in Courage, will call in as we continue our discussion about moving forward in spite of our fears. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!

Wednesday, August 25: American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents… An Evening with Screenwriter Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise. Screening at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, is at 7:30 pm, followed by a Q&A with the screenwriter. For tickets, go to

Thursday, August 26: The Writers Guild Foundation and Writers Guild of America West present Sublime Primetime, panel of 2010 Emmy-nominated writers from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills. Lost’s Carlton Cuse will moderate the panel, including Rolin JonesFriday Night Lights; Mindy KalingThe Office; Robert King & Michelle KingThe Good Wife; Steven LevitanModern Family; Bruce C. McKenna and Robert SchenkkanThe Pacific; Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk & Ian BrennanGlee; and Andy RichterThe Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. For tickets and additional information, check the website.

Wednesday, August 27: American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents… An Evening with Screenwriter Daniel Waters & Director Michael Lehmann, Heathers. Screening at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, is at 7:30 pm, followed by a Q&A with the screenwriter and director. For tickets, go to

Monday, August 30: 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. The night will feature Shooting April, written and directed by Tod Lancaster. Director’s Q & A and filmmaker-discussion (“support group”) caps off the event. For more info, please visit or

Tuesday, August 31: Deadline for the Write On! Summer Challenge: 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.

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:

Post your September Goals here and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript. (An iScript is a professionally recorded audio version of a screenplay or novel read by professional readers, similar to an audiobook.)

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