The January 11th Write On! Meeting will be on Blog Talk Radio at 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern. Our guest will be entertainment writer Jane Louise Boursaw, Reel Life With Jane, who writes Write On’s Based on the Book series. Listen to the January meeting online or call in: 646-381-4910. RSVP on Facebook.

Congratulations, Jeremie Guy, January winner of an iScript for posting goals. Post your February Goals on Write On Online and be entered in a drawing for an iscript.

Remember, share your 2011 accomplishments and post your 2012 goals on Write On! Online.

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JANUARY CHALLENGE: YOUR DREAM BIO
Let’s kick off 2012 with a fun contest: Write Your Dream Bio. Write a 200- to 400-word bio, describing yourself with the life and accomplishments you want/plan to have. Submit your 200- to 400-word Dream Bio in the body of an email to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com byTuesday, January 31st.

The 1st Place winner will receive a copy of  Save the Cat!® Story Structure Software 3.0. The 2nd and 3rd Place winners will receive a copy of Save the Cat! Strikes Back by Blake Snyder. Prizes are courtesy of Blake SnyderEnterprises, LLC.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 7th, on Write On! Online, and in the February Write On! Newsletter.

NEWS & INFORMATION
Campus Explorer is looking for content writers for the website. Send resume and samples or clip links to aneuenschwander@campusexplorer.com.

Writer’s Retreat on a quiet Los Angeles street available for rent. Lovely zen cottage is a frequent creative outpost for visiting writers and artists. For more information, here’s the Airbnb link.

Ready to make a healthy change in 2012?!  SoCal writers, learn more about the Healthy Active Lifestyle Movement… #noexcuses2012

“Like” Ask Al A Carte’s Facebook page for Advice to Chew On.

Download Top Ten Reasons Why its a Great Time to be a Filmmaker from Michael Wiese Productions. Just go to MWP.com and follow the links.

EVENTS
LA Screenwriters: The Expanding Your Screenwriting Horizons panel with authors Todd Klick, Jeffrey Schecter, Ross Brown, Troy Devolid, and Eric Edson will be at the Barnes & Noble on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Thursday, January12, at 7:30pm.

LA Journalists: Join the Ed2010 Los Angeles Book Club. This group meets once every two months to discuss a journalism-themed book. Simply read the current selection: But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl’s Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous by Jancee Dunn, the author’s memoir of her time at Rolling Stone. Then, attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 15, at 7:30pm at Green Peas in Culver City for an hour-long discussion. Just show up (no RSVP needed), but if you’d like more information or to sign up for the book club-specific e-mail list, then e-mail Book Club Director Sree at sree@saagahh.com.

Upod Academy Writing Retreats are coming up in February and March in Marina del Rey, California. Learn more.

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.

WRITE ON!
Write On Online has regular, ongoing content: Write On! Reviews, Author Q&As, Write On! Wednesdays – Send 2-3 line upcoming events to Debra@WriteOnOnline.com, Expert Columns, and more! New features and experts to come in the new year!

Writers, please email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com if you are interested in contributing a Write On! Review, writing an Expert Column, or participating in an Author Q&A. Write On!

FRIENDS OF WRITE ON!
Campus Explorer is an online resource that helps students of all ages plan for college. “Like” Campus Explorer on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Students, enter Campus Explorer’s $1,000 Monthly Scholarship Giveaway.

Dream It, Then Do It!: 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!

Check out the New Media Film Festival for screenings, giveaways, and more!

Purple Pencil Adventures: Teen and Tween writers, a new Purple Pencil Adventure is posted every Friday!

Screenwriter Karaoke is once a month at Sardos in Burbank. The singing starts at 8:30pm. Details will be posted on Meetup.

She Takes on the World is a top blog for women entrepreneurs, career women, and young women professionals.

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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