Our December meeting will be the Live Los Angeles Writers/Creative People Hangout in West LA. Join us on Thursday, December 12, from 1 – 3pm at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. And feel free to bring old books and magazines to swap or give away at the meeting. 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 Molly Mortensen, who won a copy of Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines by John Schimmel.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&AsFilmmaker Stuart Acher, #STUCKWrite On! Wednesdays; Guest ColumnsSteve on Screenwriting: Contests; Reviews; and more.

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Vickey Kall, creator of WritersCalendarLA.com, has a new book out just in time for Christmas: The Boomer Book of Christmas Memories, a full-color collection of the secret histories of the fads, songs, foods, TV specials, and most of all the toys that Boomers cherish. Check it out!

Colleen Keane is producing a short film – Our Father, written/directed by Linda Palmer – to be shot in late January/early February. It’s been a finalist in several writing competitions. Plus, Michael Gross (“Growing Pains,” “Tremors”) has signed on for the lead.  Check out the film on Indiegogo.

Check out some great author interview on Live Talks Los Angeles. Watch Erica Jong in conversation with Susan Orlean, James Franco in conversation with Judd Apatow, and Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Virgina Postrel.

Nowster.com is now accepting submissions for content around technology, startups, and pop culture. Contact Steven for more information.

Two contests from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts: Soundings Review Founders’ Circle Contest is open to any genre; $10 per entry. Winner receives publication in Soundings Review and $300. Soundings Review First Publication Contest is open to any genre for those who have never been published in a nationally-distributed publication before. $10 per entry. Winner receives publication and $100. Next deadline is January 1.

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December 11: Digital Family Reunion at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  Use code DFR27 for $20 off.

December 12: 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. Note: the December Hangout is on a Thursday! LA Writers and Creative People, swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. Like the cafe on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. RSVP on Facebook.

Virtual meetings will return in January. We will also have our annual potluck in January in Santa Monica. Details coming soon!

December 17: SMCLA’s panel – Meet the Foodies – at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. RSVP here.

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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Like Michael Wiese Productions on Facebook to learn about contests, workshops, special events, and new releases from the number one publisher of film books in the world. Note: There’s a 40% discount on all MWP books through December 20th.

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