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March Newsletter

March 20th, 2012 in Newsletter by Debra Eckerling

WRITE ON!
The March 21st Write On! Meeting will be on Blog Talk Radio at 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern. Our guest will be The Story Coach Patrick Horton. Listen to the February meeting online or call in: 646-381-4910. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your April Goals on Write On Online and be entered in a drawing for an iscript.

Congratulations, Araminta Self, March winner of an iscript for posting goals.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content: Write On! Reviews, Author Q&As, Write On! Wednesdays, Expert Columns, Special Features, and more!

Writers, please email Debra@WriteOnOnline.com if you have a 2-3 line news item or event and/or if you are are interested in contributing a Write On! Review, writing an Expert Column, or participating in an Author Q&A. Write On!

NEWS & INFO
Thanks to everyone who entered the February “Red” Challenge. And the winners are …

- Araminta Self
- Susie Mceldowney
- Barbara KisKis

Each winner will receive a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

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She Takes on the World by Natalie MacNeil is coming out on Tuesday, March 27th. Download a free chapter, and watch for the upcoming Author Q&A.

In Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie (release date: April 1, 2012) Beth Howard chronicles her journey through grief after the death of her 43-year-old husband. She drives the RV her husband left behind and travels cross country on a quest for pie, ending up back at her Iowa roots and moving into the famous American Gothic House, where now she runs the Pitchfork Pie Stand.

The Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook by Wendy Polisi is now available; the book was actually released 7 weeks early. Check it out!

Write on Members: Let me know if you have a book being released, so we can include it in the next newsletter.

Looking to bust through the door of the entertainment industry? Read Hollywood Game Plan: How to Land a Job in Film, TV, or Digital Entertainment by Carole Kirschner. The book was released by Michael Wiese Productions this month.

My Ride Rules, executive produced by Lorena David Esguerra and Mark Roberts, airs back-to-back Tuesdays on the SPEED channel.

Belated congrats to Write On! member Tricia Barriro on the opening of Whisk Culinary Arts in Culver City, CA.

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EVENTS
April is Script Frenzy. Who is writing a screenplay in a month? Let us know in the comments.

Sundays: Scriptchat, a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters, 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.

SAVE THE DATE
May 19: Looking for real success in a changing industry and changing world?
Attend Patrick Horton’s “Mastering the Power of Story” full day seminar in West LA. Details here.

June 5 – 7: Blog World & New Media Expo takes place in New York. Early bird pricing ends Thursday.

June 19 – 20: The theme of the upcoming State of NOW/#140conf, “Sharing and Finding Meaning,” is reflected quite well by the event’s speaker roster. The event – the 4th annual! – is set to take place at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, and Early Bird registration is now open.

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. Students and grads, review your school, and you will be entered in a drawing for $2,500.

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!

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

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Author: Debra Eckerling

Debra Eckerling is a professional writer with expertise in feature articles, corporate communications, and public speaking.

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