The Write On July Meeting on Blog Talk Radio is Wednesday July 10, at 1pm pacific/4pm eastern. Guest is “Daddy Blogger” Charlie Capen, How To Be A Dad, who is co-author of The Guide to Baby Sleep Positions. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your August Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our July goal-posting winner Loren Kinsella, 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 Gemini Adams, The Facebook Diet; Dana Bate, The Girls’ Guide to Love & Supper Clubs; and Michael Wiese, Onward & Upward – Write On! Wednesdays; Columns; and more.

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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. Check out the Goal of the Week, posted on Mondays.


Amy Friedman, Desperado’s Wife, was a guest on the Katie Couric show today. Check out an excerpt on the Katie Blog. Amy was our April Write On guest.

LA2LAChef Gisele Perez, Pain Perdu Blog, will be appearing on “San Diego Living,” Thursday, July 11, at 9am, on San Diego 6 – the CW. She’ll be demo-ing her Aunt Leticia’s Pineapple Sherbet recipe and Orange Ginger Florentine cookies to serve with it. If you are in the area, please watch.

Linda Marsa is having a Book Signing and Launch Party for Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves on Saturday, August 10, at 2 p.m. @ Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica (1201 3rd Street, at the north end of the Promenade). The book will be released on August 6th! Congrats, Linda!

Screenwriters and TV Writing hopefuls, read Susan Kouguell’s recent interview with Emmy award winner Jeff Greenstein for some great insights.

Lainie Gutterman discovered Ben & Jerry’s Follow the Scoop Truck, which will be in New York through August 6th. Read more at Me, Myself & baby I.

Shakespeare for Screenwriters: Timeless Writing Tips from the Master of Drama by J. M. Evenson will be released on August 1 from Michael Wiese Productions. Should be a great read.

In Madam Mayo blog, C.M. Mayo offers multiple answers to the perennial question, “So How’s the Book Doing?” Check it out!


July: Camp NaNoWriMo. Are you writing a book in July? Let us know in the comments, so we can cheer you on! Best of luck.

July 9: FilmBreak’s July Mixer at SkyBar in Hollywood.

July 10: Write On July Meeting on Blog Talk Radio. RSVP on Facebook.

July 17: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout for Writers & Other Creatives 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.Parking is free in the building! Like the cafe on Facebook and follow them on TwitterRSVP on Facebook.

July 20: Greater Los Angeles  Writers SocietyHow to Sell a Ton of Books” with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, How to do it Frugally, at Palms-Rancho Park Library at 2pm.

July 23: Social Media Club LA panel on Location Based Social Media in downtown Los Angeles.

July 24: Westside Mixer at Stella in Marina del Rey, CA.

SAVE THE DATE: 140conf is returning to Los Angeles on September 23. Details coming soon.

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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  1. Big thank yous, Debra, for mentioning the freebie seminar put on by Greater Los Anglels Writers Society. I think its wonderful that they offer this free to all writers–not just their members. And that they partner with a library to do it. Hope to see you there!

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Loving helping writers get read with my HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers including the multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo)


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