The April 18th Write On! Meeting with special guest Beth Howard, author of Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie, will be on Blog Talk Radio at 1 pm Pacific/4 pm Eastern. Listen online or call in: 646-381-4910. RSVP on Facebook.
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Are you writing a screenplay this month for Script Frenzy? Doing the Poem-a-Day Challenge for National Poetry Month? Or have you come up with something spectacular and ongoing to do during the month of April? You can win just for declaring Your April Challenge!
Here’s how it works:
1. Post what you will be participating in during the month of April.
2. Go for it!
3. Keep us posted by responding to requests for progress on Write On! Online and on the Facebook page.
4. Write! And have fun!
5. Three winners will be chosen at random to receive a book thanks to Michael Wiese Productions (MWP book prizes listed on Write On Online).
Post the way in which you will Challenge Yourself in April here. Every time you post, during a call for updates, you will receive another entry in the drawing! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 15, on Write On! Online and in the May Write On! Newsletter.
NEWS & INFO
Last September, Colleen Wainwright set out to raise $50,000 for L.A.-based nonprofit WriteGirl, which mentors local high school girls via creative writing workshops and other activities. This March, she shared what she learned through the experience with a sold-out crowd at TEDxConcordiaUPortland.
Laurel House’s fourth book, QuickieChick’s Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget, will be released by St. Martin’s in May. This first e-tease “QuickieChick Guide: Fit to Flirt: Get the Body You Want and the Guy You Deserve” is free to download.
Jane Hodges’ Rent Vs. Own: A Real Estate Reality Check for Navigating Booms, Busts, and Bad Advice just came out in late March from Chronicle Books, and is already in its 2nd reprint.
Screenwriter and filmmaker Michelle Shyman has published a book of senryu (haiku-style short poems) skewering everything and everyone in the political scene. Check it out here.
Joe Donatelli is writer and editor for Dame Magazine, which has quietly relaunched. The blog currently has a feature about blogger-turned-author Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess) on the front page. Definitely worth a read.
Write on Members: Let me know if you have a book being released or some awesome news, so we can include it in the next newsletter.
April 24: LA Mediabistro Mixer at Whiskey Blue (W Hotel), 930 Hilgard Ave in Westwood from 7 – 9pm. Media peeps, join Jason Boog, Michelle Thatcher and me for a fun night of mixing and mingling! Michelle and I will be wearing green boas!
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.
June 19 – 20: The 4th Annual State of NOW/#140conf, “Sharing and Finding Meaning,” is set to take place at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, and Early Bird registration ends May 4.
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