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The January Write On Meeting will be Wednesday, January 9, at 1pm PDT/4pm EDT. Our guest will be Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award-winning novelist, poet, and author of the acclaimed How To Do It Frugally series of books for writers. We’ll talk about blasting through writers block, developing a marketing plan, and more. Post questions for Carolyn Howard-Johnson, call in (646-381-4910), or listen onlineRSVP on Facebook. Hope you can join us!

Post your February Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our January goal-posting winner Dianne Buss, who won a copy of Forensic Speak: How to Write Realistic Crime Dramas by Jennifer Dornbush, thanks to Michael Wiese Productions.

Also post 2012 Accomplishment and 2013 Goals.

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

Listen to the December meeting with Celebritizer Gayl Murphy. Plus, check out the November meeting with lifestylist/shuistrologist Ellen Whitehurst, author of Make this your Lucky Day, read the recap and listen to the show.

NEWS
SoCal Job Lead: Looking for a local writer to create pages for our healthcare clients in Orange   County.  The writer should be very familiar with different cities in the OC and tie this in with any healthcare needs for this location. This could turn into a long term contract, please send samples to cvos@yahoo.com.

Author C.M. Mayo iust published Podcasting for Writers & Other Creative Entrepreneurs (Dancing Chiva, December 2012) in Kindle. Read excerpts and listen in to her podcast about podcasting.

Prize-winning author Tracy DeBrincat is doing a reading and booksigning for her debut novel Hollywood Buckaroo, recipient of the Black Lawrence Press inaugural Big Moose Prize, on Saturday, January 19, 4pm at Book Soup in West Hollywood.

From Marty Mcmasters: Ink Jrop Media’s new book Remebering Olsen is nearing its final phase of completion and will be hitting shelves in early February.

The TV Writer Chat Pilot Writing Program “Write Your Kickass TV Pilot in 2013” starts this Sunday, January 13. Must attend all sessions. Remember, TV Writer Chat meets every Sunday at 6:30pm Pacific time via Twitter.

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.

The first-ever Big Sur Screenwriting Workshop will be held April 12 – 14, 2013. It will feature a world-class faculty, hands-on instruction, a presentation by Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, a cocktail party, invaluable networking opportunities, and more. “Like” them on Facebook for guest updates and more information.

EVENTS
January 30: Write On! IRL Writers Break at ING Direct Cafe – Los Angeles, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, from 1 to 3pm.  LA Writers, swing by the cafe for writing, coffee, and conversation. Like ING Direct Cafe LA on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. RSVP on Facebook.

January 30: LA Mediabistro Mixer at Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel in Westwood. Details and RSVP here.

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.

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. Also, check out the Write On Online Facebook Page for regular opportunities to share your books and blogs: Tuesdays: Boast your Blog, Thursdays: Share your Twitter, and Fridays: Flaunt your Fan Page.

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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!

Thinking about hiring a virtual assistant? Check out Red Butler!

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Personal Training for Writers! Debra Eckerling trains experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses, so they can organize, articulate, and complete their projects. Blogging and social media training also available. Email Deckerling@gmail.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

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