October 29 – 31: Film Independent’s 6th Annual Filmmaker Forum at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Covering production, distribution, documentary, and emerging media, the 2010 Filmmaker Forum provides case studies and presentations on some of today’s most interesting new works as well as thought-provoking discussions, and networking sessions. Go to www.empower.filmindependent.org to view panelists and schedule.

October 29 & 30: Chicagoans, Facets’ second annual Fright School, where they show a horror film every Friday and Saturday at midnight in October, wraps up this weekend. 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.

Sunday, October 31: Deadline for the October Write On! Tweeting Contest: Describe your blog in 140 characters or less. Business manager and social media enthusiast Rebecca Quinn will choose the winners. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Submit your entry–along with your  your name, blog title, and  link–in the body of an email to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com . For details and prize information, check the website.

November 1 – 30: is National Novel Writing Month. Are you planning to write a novel in a month? Jeanne Veillette Bowerman reviewed the NaNoWriMo website last week. Check out the post, and share your NaNo Profile link, so the Write On! Members can cheer each other on! Also, read Write On! Track’s reasons why NaNoWriMo is a Good Idea.

Also in November: Attention Poets! NaNoWriMo not your thing? Writer’s Digest is again offering the November PAD Chapbook Challenge. Write a poem-a-day throughout the month of November, and then put together a chapbook and submit by January 5, 2011. Come join the fun, even if you don’t choose to write to all 30 prompts. Complete rules are here.

Monday, November 1: Post a question for screenwriter Bob DeRosa, Killers, on StoryLink.com by November 1. Details in the StoryLink eZine, which also has a Q&A with Marc Guggenheim, No Ordinary Family and Green Lantern; Expert article from Joe Maggio, Bitter Feast; events; contests; and more. Read the November eZine here.

Wednesday, November 3: Catch up with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on the Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” on Blog Talk Radio from 11 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time/2 pm Eastern Time. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!

Wednesday, November 3: Writing Retreat Attendees Follow-Up Q&A Call at 7pm. If you were unable to attend the retreat, but want to get in on the call, email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com for rates and dial-in info. Also: The Write On! Blogging Retreat will be  November 15. Plus, the Last Writing Retreat of 2010 will be on December 6 in Westwood. Details coming soon. WriteOnTrackLA.com

Save the Date: The next LA Mediabistro Cocktail Party, hosted by Debra Eckerling and Michelle Thatcher, will be at Wokano in Santa Monica on Tuesday, November 9, from 7 pm – 9 pm. Details and RSVP here.

Save the Date 2: Our November Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be Wednesday, November 10, at 8 pm Pacific/11 pm Eastern. Call in or listen online.Remember, post your November writing goals and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript.

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Write On! Online is thrilled to welcome Screenwriter Karaoke as a Friend of Write On! On Thursday, November 18: Screenwriter Karaoke starts at 8:30 pm, at Sardo’s Sardo’s Grill and Lounge, 259 N. Pass Ave., in Burbank, California. Write On! spoke with creator Merrel Davis during the Great American PitchFest. Read Jeanne Veillette Bowerman’s review and watch the video interview for more information. RSVP on Facebook or on Meetup.com.

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