The December Write On Meeting will be Wednesday, December 5, at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT. Our guest will be “Celebritizer” and author Gayl Murphy, Interview Tactics! Gayl will be offering tips on how to talk about/promote yourself during the holiday party season. Post questions for Gayl Murphy, call in (646-381-4910), or listen online. RSVP on Facebook.
Post your January Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our December goal-posting winner Zac Sanford, who won a copy of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure, thanks to Michael Wiese Productions.
Also post 2012 Accomplishment and 2013 Goals.
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Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Write On! IRL Holiday party at ING Direct Cafe – Los Angeles on November 28. Check out the pics on Facebook. Keep an eye on Write On Wednesday, as we will be doing more live events soon!
Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest is now accepting entries in the Winter 2012-2013 Contest! Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1,275. Details on their website.
Check out Beth Barany’s article on social media marketing for shy writers in the November 2012 issue of Author Entrepreneurship Magazine. Free to download or view online!
December 12: Mediabistro Social Curation Summit in Marina del Rey, CA. Learn the latest about content-discovery apps, collaborative filtering, social news curation, and next-generation storytelling platforms. I am thrilled to be moderating the “Artists on the Verge” panel. Check out the schedule. Use code SCSSPKR for %15 off.
December 18: Social Media Club LA and Social Media Club LA present “Meet the Bloggers” event and holiday party at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. I will be moderating a panel of bloggers Jessica Gottlieb, Marie Denee , Brigham Yen, and Charlie Capen.
January 5 – 6: Patrick A. Horton, PhD, presents Mastering the Power of Story: The Story Coach – Practical Magic at the Beverly Garland Hotel, North Hollywood, CA. A weekend celebration of story, craft, collaboration, and success, co-sponsored by The Scriptwriters Network and Write Brothers, Inc. This is the extended version of the seminar I attended last spring. Truly awesome. Pre-Registration Required. Write On members, contact me for discount code available til Friday, December 7.
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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