Our November Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 pm Pacific/11 pm Eastern. Call in 646.381.4910 or listen online.

NEWS
Thanks to everyone who entered the Write On! October Challenge – Tweeting Contest: “Describe Your Blog in 140 Characters or Less.” And, thanks, Rebecca Quinn, for choosing the winners!

And the winners are …

1st Place: Mari L McCarthyThe Journal Writing Blog shares Journaling for the Health of It ™ tips, ideas and inspiration with writers who want to transform their lives
(Prize: A medium-length (or 21,000 word) one-reader iScript)

2nd Place: Jared Shapiro – I Hate Superman: I can’t believe Lois left me for that blue-spandex-wearing-jerk. I’d avenge my ego, but how exactly can I hurt someone who is invincible?
(Prize: Taurus Entertainment’s House of the Wolf Man DVD)

3rd Place: Mike Morucci – Do I Amuse You? Humorous observations of topics and events I find entertaining, troubling or absurd. Think * Laugh * Share * Let it Go
(Prize: Revision Fairy Tales21 Writing Mistakes You Will Never Make Again by Stefanie Flaxman)

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Congratulations to Andrea Helaine, November winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online. Post your December Goals and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript. Post your December Goals here. Thanks!

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November is National Novel Writing Month. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman reviewed the NaNoWriMo website. Check out the post, and share your NaNo Profile link. Also, read Write On! Track’s reasons why NaNoWriMo is a Good Idea. Also, Poets: 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.  There’s plenty to challenge you in November! Post your success here. All participants will be entered in a bonus drawing for an iScript.

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Congrats, Kelly Boyer Sagert! Her latest ebook, FabJob Guide to Become a Freelance Writer, was released on October 31st. Boyer Sagert is currently working on her 10th and 11th nonfiction books, plus her second commissioned play. For more info about the new ebook, see http://www.fabjob.com/FreelanceWriter.asp.

Writer/blogger Shannon Flaherty of HustleUp.net hosts an Open Studio Soiree in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Compai Creative on Saturday, November 20, from 4 to 7 pm. Come hang and do a “hustle file” for her blog. Invite and more info here.

Judy Sandra, author of The Metal Girl, was interviewed on the Elemental Musings Podcast last Friday. Listen here. Also read the Write On! Q&A  with Judy Sandra.

EVENTS
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.

On Tuesday, November 9, Operation In Their Boots premieres its 2010 season at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles and online. Watch the trailer for the series here. RSVP for your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Write On! Track LA Blogging Workshop on Monday, November 15, 7:30 – 9:30 pm in West Los Angeles! Whether you are blogging for business, as an expert in your field, or just for fun, there’s one thing everyone needs: Content! Learn brainstorming, productivity, and organizational techniques. Plus, participate in exercise,s designed to stimulate your creativity, while developing your blogging style! Questions, email Debra@WriteOnOnline.comSign-up here.

Double Dose of Screenwriter Karaoke this month: 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. RSVP on Facebook or on Meetup.com. Plus Screenwriter Karaoke returns to New York City on Monday, November 29 at 8:00 pm, at BABY GRAND NYC, 61 Lafayette Street at Grand in New York. RSVP on Facebook or on Meetup.com.

On Sunday, December 5, 2010, Scriptchat welcomes writer/director Peter Hanson (@GrandRiverFilms), Tales from the Script, as our guest for the USA chat at 8pm ET, 5pm PDT. Join Scriptchat every Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb).

ONGOING
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 November Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be November 10 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Call in or listen online.

The December Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be December 8 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Please send 2-3 line newsletter items to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by December 6. Post your December 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:
Filmmaker Kyle Hartnett
Writer and Teacher Janet Ann Collins
Stacey Travis, Drop in the Bucket
Stephanie Dray, Lily of the Nile
Helena Harper, Family & More – Enemies or Friends?

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

Thursday Expert Columns:
Steve On Screenwriting: High Concept Defined by Steve Kaire
Jens Gems … For the Healthy Writer: NaNoWriMo – The Sprinters Approach by movement and fitness coach Jennifer Waak
Developing Your Writer’s Voice by Fielding Edlow, Sugar Daddy
Theme Writing by Kevin McNamee

Friday – Video Interviews:
Benson Deng, They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

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!
Dream It, Then Do It!: Communications specialist and writing coach 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.

Congratulations to the New Media Film Festival for a successful San Francisco event. Stay tuned for details on the next Los Angeles New Media Film Festival this spring!

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

Write On! Online is thrilled to welcome Screenwriter Karaoke as a Friend of Write On! Watch the video interview with creator Merrel Davis and read Jeanne Veillette Bowerman’s review.

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.

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

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