WRITE ON!

The Write On Online May Meeting will be on Blog Talk Radio this Wednesday, May 8. Our guest will be freelance writer Taffy Brodesser-AknerRSVP on Facebook. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online.

Post your June Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our May goal-posting winner Jonathan Westbrook, who won a copy of Onward and Upward: Reflections of a Joyful Life by Michael Wiese.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As – this month, I did interviews with Harrison Demchick, The Listeners; Robert Grant, Writing the Science Fiction Film; and Elan Barnehama, Finding Bluefield – Write On! Wednesdays; Guest Columns from Stephanie Palmer (pitching), Joel Stratte-McClure (eBook publishing), and Lee Jessup (screenwriting); and more.

NEWS

Write On! companion site Guided Goals offers one-on-one, online, and in-box coaching services, as well as tools and advice to put you on the path to success. Jump Start your Passion Project – my 4-week online class – starts June 3.

Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest is now accepting entries in the Summer 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.

Colleen Wait is due to release her 10th book – Jacob’s Well – this week. Learn more about Colleen on her website.

This week, Steven Swimmer launched Nowster, his Tech + Culture website. Please read it, share it, like it.

CJ Larson was published in her local newspaper: an article plus pictures of the Spring Concert put on by the Davis school band. “They did a great job, and I just had to write about it,” CJ recalls. “You never know where inspiration will hit you.”

My musician cousin JP Saxe is recording his first record in LA. Please show him some love by liking his Facebook page.

LA Call for Musicians and Venues: Make Music Los Angeles invites all LA communities to participate in an annual cross-cultural celebration of the power of music and art to enrich lives through education and musical performances. The festival is held every Summer Solstice: June 21st.

Write On member Blake Jamieson just started the Indiegogo campaign for his latest venture: Dawn Patrol Truck – Mobile Surf Shop and Food Truck.

Journalist Kristina Cowan is looking to interview women who have had pregnancy-related and postpartum trauma. If interested, you can take her survey here: Coping with birth and postpartum trauma.

Christina Hamlett is looking to interview published authors for feature interviews. Check out You Read It Here First, and send interview requests to authorhamlett@cs.com with the subject line “Interview Me Next.”

Stephanie Olivieri is running a special on TV spec script reading to help writers get ready for the fellowship programs. Email stepholivieri@hotmail.com and mention Write On for the discount. Runs through May.

EVENTS

May 15: Write On! IRL Writers Break at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, from 1 to 3pm. LA Writers, swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. Like the cafe on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. RSVP on Facebook.

May 21: Social Media Club Los Angeles panel on Social Publishing at Cross Campus in Santa Monica starts at 6:30pm. Panelists are: Nolan Bushnell, author of Finding The Next Steve JobsTim Sanders, CEO Net Minds Publishing; Mark Jeffrey, Cofounder & Chief Product Officer at Glossi; and Babette Pepaj, Founder at BakeSpace, Inc. Moderator is author Marsha Collier.

May 23: The Biz Panel 4th Annual Live Event on Branding at Amplify @ NextSpace in Venice, California, starts at 6:30. Details and RSVP.

May 31: Free Lunch Friday for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles, Orange County, and more. Additional cities launching soon!

May 31 – June 2: Great American Pitch Fest in Burbank, CA.

June 3: Guided Goals 4-week online class Jump Start your Passion Project – begins. Sign up today!

June 11 & 12: New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles.

June 18 & 19: State of Now #140conf in New York.

Fridays: Silicon Beach LA Weekly Unwind in Santa Monica, CA.

Sundays: Scriptchat, a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters, has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman.

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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