Due to technical difficulties, our October Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be on Thursday, October 14 at 8 pm Pacific/11 pm Eastern. Call in 646.381.4910 or listen online.

NEWS
We had a blast last week at Jeff Pulver’s 140 Characters Conference Los Angeles. Here’s my interview with Jeff Pulver from the conference. Watch my Writer Panel with Carmen Elena Mitchell (@TheRealGirls), creator of The Real Girls Guide to Everything Else and Zac Sanford (@ZacSanford), co-founder of Scriptchat here.  Check out the Write On! Video with the Writer Panel.#140conf

Jeff Pulver just announced @BrandsConf, a conference taking place in early December 2010 in New York that will explore the “Humanization of Brands” and the underlying effects this is having on business. If you are interested in speaking at: @BrandsConf, please submit your speaking proposals over at: http://brandsconf.com. The deadline for speaking proposals is: Friday, November 5th. Feel free to tweet speaker nominations/suggestions to #BrandsConf. If you are interested in being a sponsoring and exhibiting at #BrandsConf, please send email to: alan@weinkrantz.com.

Screenwriter Karaoke went to the Screenwriting Expo 2010 this past weekend and it was a blast! Our biggest turnout ever, 200 people drank, sang and connected the night away. Thank you to the Writers Store for their wonderful prizes including a new copy of Final Draft 8 and The Hollywood Creative Directory. www.screenwriterkaraoke.com. Stay tuned for more Screenwriter Karaoke news soon.

Susan Doll”s articles for the Turner Classic Movies blog this week and next focus on unproduced screenwriters: Debbe Goldstein from Scottsdale and John Kestner from Phoenix. Suzi, Debbe, and John are all Write On! Members. Read this week’s article here.

Concentrate on your craft without leaving Los Angeles. Join writing coach Debra Eckerling, creator of WriteOnOnline.com and WriteOnTrackLA.com, for a Writing Retreat in LA, Monday nights, October 18 & 25. Details and register here. We are spending a lot of time preparing for National Novel Writing Month. Speaking of which …

November is National Novel Writing Month. Are you planning to write a novel in a month? Watch for the Write On NaNo post, so you can share your NaNoWriMo profile and the Write On! Members can cheer each other on!
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Congratulations to Jeanne Bowerman, October winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online. Post your November goals 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.)

Post your November Goals here. Thanks!

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THE OCTOBER CHALLENGE: TWEETING CONTEST
The October Write On! Challenge is a Tweeting Contest: Describe your blog in 140 characters or less. On Twitter it is essential to get the most information out in the least amount of words. This challenge will help you hone that skill. Business manager and social media enthusiast Rebecca Quinn, who was my guest on the September 22 Dream It, Then Do It Power Lunch, will choose the winners.

First Prize: A medium-length (or 21,000 word) one-reader iScript (an iScript is a digital recording of a manuscript, read by an actor)
Second Prize: Taurus Entertainment’s House of the Wolf Man DVD
Third Prize: Revision Fairy Tales: 21 Writing Mistakes You Will Never Make Again by Stefanie Flaxman

Submit your 140 Character Blog Description in the body of an email to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by Sunday, October 31. Please also include your name, blog title, and  link along with your submission. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 8, on Write On! Online, and in the November Write On! Newsletter.
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Please note: I will send an email confirmation within a few days of receiving a submission. If you submit and do not hear from me, please message me on Facebook or send an email to my alternate address. Thanks!

EVENTS
Chicagoans, Facets’ second annual Fright School is shows a horror film every Friday and Saturday at midnight in October. 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 http://www.facets.org/pages/nightschool.php.

On Sunday, October 24, 2010, Scriptchat celebrates its 1st anniversary! What a year it’s been. Join us in our celebration by welcoming produced screenwriter of Going the Distance Geoff LaTulippe @geofflatulippe as our guest for the USA chat at 8pm ET, 5pm PDT. Let’s bring year number two in with style… and don’t forget your tequila. You might even need a sombrero for this one.   Join Scriptchat every Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb).

ONGOING
Want to hear your work read? AltScreenPlay meets on Thursdays, starting at 8 pm at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, and is moderated by Matt Byrnes, mbbyrnes@gmail.com. Readings begin in the order in which the author arrived. Bring 1-10 pages of your screenplay, and make enough copies for each role. No RSVP necessary. Feel free to sit in without bringing any material of your own.

The Los Angeles Public Library now has a Screenwriters Workshop four Saturdays a month at different branches, from 10:30 am – 12 pm, and every Sunday in the Farmers Market community room from 3 – 5 pm, hosted by Sasha Karova. Learn format and workshop original material (screenplays, 1/2 hour sitcom, and 1/2 hour and 1 hour episodic) with an open reading or read-through. Open reading is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to WritersUnblock@aol.com.

Meditation Friday Nights at The Learning Garden the 2nd Friday of the month. Meditation begins promptly at 8:00 pm. Please dress in layers and bring a blanket and cushion to sit on. Meditation lasts about 40 minutes around a fire in the peaceful surroundings of the Garden. Donations go to The Learning Garden. For more information contact Camille at (310) 382-4323.

WRITE ON!
The October Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be October 14 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Call in or listen online.

The November Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be November 10 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Please send 2-3 line newsletter items to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by October 11. Post your November Goals on Write On! Online.

Write On! Online has new content Monday through Friday.

Mondays – Write On! Reviews:
This feature rotates between TV with Phillip Ramati; Film – Maria Fotopoulos; Tyler Weaver’s Tech; and Writing Resources with Jeanne Veillette Bowerman.

Tuesdays – Author Q&As:
Journalist, Screenwriter, and TV Columnist Phillip Ramati
Chris Kennedy, No Bed of Roses
Stever Robbins, Get-It-Done-Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More

Write On! WednesdaysSend 2-3 line upcoming events to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com

Thursday Expert Columns:
Steve On Screenwriting: Understanding Drama by Steve Kaire
Top Comedy Movies by Steve Kaplan, KaplanComedy.com
Top Ten Lists by Tony Hastings, The Top Ten Blog

Friday – Video Interviews:
Speaking with the Writer Panel from the 140 Characters Conference
Speaking with Jeff Pulver, 140 Characters Conference
Brad Falchuk, Glee
William Martell, ScriptSecrets.net

Published Authors: Share your knowledge by participating in a Write On! Q&A, Video Interview, or Expert Column. Email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com for more information.
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Purple Pencil Adventures: Teen and Tween writers, a new Purple Pencil Adventure is posted every Friday! Learn more on the Facebook Page.

FRIENDS OF WRITE ON!
Write On! Track LA Personal Training for Writers! Writing coach Debra Eckerling trains individuals, experts, and entrepreneurs, so they can organize, articulate, and complete their writing projects. Email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

Dream It, Then Do It!: Communications specialist/writing motivator Debra Eckerling and life coach/matchmaker/author Marla Martenson have teamed up to bring you workshops, tools, and inspiration to turn your dreams into reality. Become a Fan on Facebook.

iScript.com has added a new audiobook component to their offerings. Now, you can get high-quality audiobooks made of your writing!

Chambers of Commerce, connect with your community. Check out MyChamberApp.com.

Screenwriters and filmmakers, read the StoryLink eZine for interviews, expert columns. contests, and events.

You can write a short story! Let best-selling authors Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini guide through the short-story writing process with their simple, practical, effective, and fun creative writing system. Learn more here.

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