Write On! April Challenge: Challenge Yourself: It’s April! Whether you plan to write a screenplay in a month for Script Frenzy, take the Poem-A-Day Challenge for National Poetry Month, or come up with something spectacular and ongoing to do during the month of April, you can win just for declaring Your April Challenge! Four winners will be chosen at random to receive a book thanks to Michael Wiese Productions. For prizes, details, and to post the way in which you will Challenge Yourself in April, go here. Remember to check in throughout and at the end of the month.

Wednesday, April 6: Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” on Blog Talk Radio from 11 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time/2 pm Eastern Time with expert on dreams and interpretation Michael Lennox. Listen online or call in: (646) 381-4109.

Wednesday, April 7: Zac Sanford (@ZacSanford), Xandy Sussan (@covermyscript) and Vivi Anna (@authorViviAnna) will be speaking at the RT Booklovers Convention from 1- 2 pm. Details here.

Monday, April 11: Deadline to submit 2-3 line newsletter items to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com.

Wednesday, April 13: Write On! meeting with guest Pilar Alessandra, On the Page, at 12pm PDT/3 pm EDT on Blog Talk Radio. RSVP on Facebook. (Also, Pilar is doing her next Coffee Break Screenwriter class on April 7. Details here.)

If you missed the March Write On! Meeting with guest Mark Coker, Smashwords, you can listen here.

Remember, post your Goals for April to be entered in a drawing to win an iscript.

Starting, Wednesday, April 12: Full-time freelancer/author Jen Jones will be teaching a six-week online class “Mission Possible: Breaking into Freelance Writing.” By the end of the class, you’ll have written and pitched one or more salable pieces to the publication(s) of your choice. Sign up or for more info go to: http://www.creativegroove.com/classes.

Saturday & Sunday, April 16 & 17: William Martell’s Script Secrets Two-Day Class.

Wednesday, April 27: Mediabistro Book Party at Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, hosted by Mediabistro’s GalleyCat and eBookNewser editor Jason Boog, as well as Debra Eckerling and Michelle Thatcher, from 7pm – 9pm. RSVP here.

Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 30: The LA Times Festival of Books moves to the campus of USC. Details and schedule here.

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Save the Date – June 15 – 16: Am thrilled to be leading a panel at this year’s of the 140Conf in New York. Screenwriter/documentary filmmaker/author Tracey Jackson, Between a Rock and a Hot Place, scriptchat co-founder/screenwriter/novelist Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, and I will be talking about Writers Creating Community using the Real Time Web. Register here.

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Please send 2-3 line news and events to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com for Write On! Wednesday.

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  1. LA Juice 7 years ago

    Hi there, my apologies if I missed it on the site. I see you have a blogtalkradio presence, but am wondering do you also have a writing group that meets, in-person in or near Santa Monica? Thank you.

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    Debra Eckerling 7 years ago

    Thanks for your comment. We had a live group for 8 1/2 years in Santa Monica, but we are currently virtual-only. If you have not doe so already, please join the newsletter email list, so you can stay informed about any live events. Write On!

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