The August Write On! meeting with Jason Boog, who edits Mediabistro’s publishing blog, GalleyCat, will be on August 8 at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern on BlogTalkRadio. Jason’s book, Will Write for Change: How New York City Writers Survived the Great Depression, is forthcoming from OR Books. RSVP on Facebook. Post your publishing questions, call in, or listen online.
Remember, post your September Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our August goal-posting winner Maurice Williams, who won a copy of The Last Word by Tom Lazarus, thanks to Michael Wiese Productions. Read the Q&A with Tom Lazarus.
Write On Online has regular, ongoing content: Write On! Reviews, Author Q&As, Write On! Wednesdays, Expert Columns, Special Features, and more! Additional Q&As last month were with Lisa Napoli, Radio Shangri-La, and Martin Casella, The Irish Curse.You can also listen to the July Meeting on Blog Talk Radio with author Laurel House, QuickieChick’s Cheat Sheet.
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Check out author C.M. Mayo’s article: The Manuscript is Ready– (Or Is It?)– What’s Next? It is based on her talk for the Writer’s Center’s seminar, “Publish Now!,” held in Bethesda MD in June.
D.B. Gilles’ comic novel I Hate My Book Club has just been published as a digital ebook. The plot concerns an all-female book club with declining membership that reluctantly lets men join for the first time. Read D.B.’s expert article on Writing Comedy.
Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Academy-Award nominated director of The Garden, launched an innovative Kickstarter campaign for his new film Fame High.
Anne Norda, Write Brain Workshop, is wrapping up her summer creative-writing workshop-series next Tuesday, August 14, at M Street Coffee, in Sherman Oaks, California.
Cy Tymony, author of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, will be presenting “Write To Sell: Prepare For Success” at the Santa Monica Main Library on August 9, at 7pm. Free tickets will be given out an hour before the event.
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Sunday, August 26: UCLA Extension’s Writers Faire on the University of California – Los Angeles campus. Choose from 24 free mini-classes presented by 70 Writers’ Program instructors. They will discuss the art and craft of writing as a preview of their classes offered during the fall Writers’ Programs. The Writers Faire will be held in the Young Hall Courtyard on the UCLA campus. Admission is FREE. But parking on campus in Lot 2 is $11.
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.
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