January 30: Bonus January Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. RSVP on Facebook. (Parking is free in the building.) Love the Café, write up a review on Yelp!

January 30: LAdobe Digital Photography Workshop with Dave Johnson at Regus Business Center, 2500 Broadway, Bldg F, Suite F-125, Santa Monica, 7 – 10pm. Free workshop. Metered parking on the street.

Febrary 9: Deadline to post your February Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Post 2013 Accomplishments and 2014 Goals on Write On Online!

February 12: February meeting on BlogTalkRadio with Matt Lohr, co-author of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure. We will be talking about what makes a good “Oscar-worthy” screenplay. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online. RSVP on Facebook. Listen to last-years’ Oscar-centric BlogTalkRadio show.

Save the Date: March 1 is the 2014 Pre-Oscar Panel with Michael Wiese Productions authors at The Writers Store in Burbank. Details here.

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

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CONTESTS

WeSaidGoTravel.com’s Inspiration Travel Writing Contest deadline is February 14. The theme is “Inspiration: A Place That Inspires you to Spend Time Wisely.” No entry fee and $1,750 in cash prizes. Share your stories! Judges: Richard Bangs, Amy Friedman, and the We Said Go Travel Team.

Crime Fiction Contest: Crime writers, here’s your chance to have your work read by a New York Times best-selling crime writer! Robert Dugoni (The Conviction, Murder One) will read the first 5,000 words of our finalists’ crime novel! The winning manuscript will get read by agent Laurie McLean of Foreword Literary for possible representation. Deadline is February 14. Reading fee: $25. Check out the details and submission requirements.

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Sign up for the Guided Goals newsletter and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity.”Guided Goals offers coaching services, as well as tools and advice to put you on the path to success. Check out the Goal of the Week, posted Mondays. Like Guided Goals on Facebook, and follow on Twitter.

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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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