It’s Social Media Week: Check the Social Media Week website for live events in Los Angeles, Bogata, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Milan. And watch SMW Live on Ustream.

Wednesday, September 22: Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” on Blog Talk Radio from 11 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time/2 pm Eastern Time. Business manager/social media enthusiast Rebecca Quinn will be joining Debra Eckerling this week. (Marla Martenson is out of the country.) Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!

Mondays, September 27, October 11, 18, 25: Join writing coach Debra Eckerling, creator of and, for a Writing Retreat in LA, Monday nights, starting the end of September. This series is perfect for individuals who are preparing for National Novel Writing Month; working on a blog, article, or book; and/or have a project they can’t seem to start … or finish. Details and register here.

Tuesday, September 28: House of the Wolf Man DVD Release Party at King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood. Celebrate with live rock band Inverse and members of the cast and crew, including Ron Chaney, great grandson of Horror-film legend Lon Chaney and grandson of Lon Chaney, Jr., the original Wolf Man. RSVP and event info on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 29: Westside LA TweetUp for Networking Professionals in Santa Monica starts at 6pm. Debra Eckerling will be speaking about Connecting on Twitter: Developing Relationships/Networking On and Off-line.

Thursday, September 30: Deadline for the Write On! September Challenge: Short Fiction & Non-Fiction/Essay Query Contest. Prizes from iScript, Write On Track LA, and author Carolyn Howard Johnson. Query Queen Wendy Burt-Thomas will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the finalists! For complete prize info and submission guidelines, check the website.

October: Chicagoans, time for Facets’ second annual Fright School is coming up. Facets shows a horror film every Friday and Saturday at midnight. Each film will be introduced by a staff member who will hang around into the wee hours for a Q&A. The session ends on October 30 with the silent version of House of Usher, which will be accompanied by a live, original rock score. For more info, go to

Also in October:

October 4 & 5: Jeff Pulver’s 140 Characters Conference in Hollywood. @WriteOnOnline, @ZacSanford, and @TheRealGirls will be doing a Writer Panel on October 5.

October 7 – 10: Screenwriting Expo in Los Angeles.

Save the Date: Wednesday, October 13: The October Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Please send 2-3 line newsletter items to by October 11. Post your October Goals on Write On! Online.

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:



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