Our December Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be on Wednesday, December 8 at 8 pm Pacific/11 pm Eastern. Call in 646.381.4910 or listen online. We will celebrate our accomplishments for this year and start planning for the next!

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

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Lola Akinmade is running to be Quark Expeditions’ North Pole writer. Vote for her here.

Susan Doll posted her list of Top 10 Films that were Overlooked/Deserve More Attention on the TCM Movie Morlocks Blog. Read the article.

Mark Niu’s short film Juche Rules has signed on with Indieflix.com. The timely film, which was first read in a Write On workshop, is about a journalist who gains special access to North Korea. The short film is now available on DVD and for download here.

Alex Willging recently started posting articles on writing fiction on Suite101.com. Read his articles here.

Generation Xers Survey: If you were born between 1962 and 1982, please participate in this survey. Should only take a few minutes. Thanks! Click here to take survey.

Want to win an expense-paid one-week trip to Turkey in 2011? Take a look at the working table of contents for the sequel to Joel Stratte-McClure’s The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean, come up with a catchy title for The Idiot’s next book, list your submission(s) in the comment section of the “Follow The Idiot” blog, and learn if you’ve won on Valentine’s Day. Details here. Write On! Spoke with Joel Stratte-McClure earlier this year. Read the Q&A here.

EVENTS
On Tuesday, December 7, Social Media Club LA is having their Ho Ho Holiday Parteee at Q’s Billiards Club, 11835 Wilshire Blvd. in West LA, starting at 7pm. RSVP on Eventbrite

Thursday, December 9, from 8 pm – 10:30 pm is The Devastator #2 Release & Christmas in Space Party at Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Details and RSVP on Facebook.

Cinefist, Cinema Speakeasy and Film Courage Interactive join forces Monday, December 13, at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles to bring you Ride the Divide at 8 pm; doors open at 7 pm. Q&A with the filmmakers and a roof-top after-party will follow. Details here.

Author Thaisa Frank will be reading from her new novel Heidegger’s Glasses at Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood., at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 14. A special after-party will follow at the Mediterranean restaurant PI on Sunset, right next door to Book Soup. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

The Write On! Track LA Writing Retreat series starts up again Monday nights in January in West Los Angeles! Topics include: Goal Setting, Character Development, Expert Article Writing, and more. Explore the art and craft of writing though exercises designed to stimulate your creativity, develop your style, and increase your productivity. Interested? Email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com.

ONGOING
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). All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources.

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

The January Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio will be January 12 at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Please send 2-3 line newsletter items to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com by January 10. Post your January 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; and Writing Resources with Jeanne Veillette Bowerman.

Tuesdays – Author Q&As:
Geoffrey Golden, The Devastator Series
Alvaro Rodriguez, Machete
Jeff Potter, Cooking for Geeks
Rick Bakas, Quick Bites

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

Thursday Expert Columns:
Steve On Screenwriting: Your Screenwriting IQ, Part 2 by Steve Kaire
Find Your Happy Place by movement and fitness coach Jennifer Waak
The Decision to Become a Screenwriter by author Michele Wallerstein
Networking No Nos by Anne Hilbert, Network Navigator

Friday – Video Interviews:
Speaking with Jeff Hall, Publisher, Brentwood News
Speaking with Chris Husong, Loyalty Creative
Speaking with Kirk Ellis, John Adams

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.

The New Media Film Festival returns to Los Angeles this spring! Stay tuned for details.

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

More Screenwriter Karaoke coming in the new year! Watch the Write On! video interview with Screenwriter Karaoke creator Merrel Davis and read Jeanne Veillette Bowerman’s review here.

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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