Post your February Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

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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.

February 11: Deadline to submit items (news, contests, events) for the February newsletter to

February 13: February Write On Meeting on Blog Talk Radio with guest Matt Lohr, co-author of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure. We will tak about  what makes a screenplay Oscar-worthy. Plus, Matt will offer tips for screenwriters. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online. RSVP on Facebook.

Tuesdays: Boast your Blog, Thursdays: Share your Twitter, and Fridays: Flaunt your Fan Page on the Write On Online Facebook Page.

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 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest just launched. Entry deadline is January 27, 2013.

This spring:

April 10 – 12: Editing and publishing conference in Perth, Western Australia.  With freelancing and digital publishing workshops.

April 12 – 14: The first-ever Big Sur Screenwriting Workshop. “Like” them on Facebook for guest updates and more information.

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

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Writers, please email me 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!



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