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Write On Online’s February virtual meeting will be Wednesday, February 12, from 1-1:30pm, on on BlogTalkRadio. Our guest will be Matt Lohr, co-author of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure, and we will be talking about what makes a good “Oscar-worthy” screenplay. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online. RSVP on Facebook.

Also, join us on Wednesday, February 19, from 1 – 3pm for our February 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.

Post your March Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our February goal-posting winner Laurie Wetzel, who won a copy of Between the Scenes by Jeffrey Michael Bays.

Post 2013 Accomplishments and 2014 Goals on Write On Online!

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NEWS

Author, Actress and Speaker, Lee Gale Gruen, will give an author talk/book signing at the Los Angeles City Public Library on February 22 at 2pm about her memoir: Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class. It will be at the Central (Downtown) Branch, Meeting Room A, 630 W. 5th St, Los Angeles CA 90071.

Annette Pasternak, Ph.D., Write On member from “WAY back in the day,” has published her first book, Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop. It’s currently out as an ebook and will be released in print in April.

C.M. Mayo has just published Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual (Dancing Chiva). In a blend of personal essay and a rendition of deeply researched meaphysical and Mexican history that reads like a novel, award-winning writer and noted literary translator C.M. Mayo provides a rich introduction and the first English translation to the secret book by Francisco I. Madero, leader of Mexico’s 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico, 1911-1913. Read excerpts and learn more here.

Brad Schreiber, author of the early years biography Becoming Jimi Hendrix, will be teaching a one week course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 16-20, “A Writer’s Toolkit for Improving Fiction and Nonfiction.” Schreiber has written for all media, taught for the American Film Institute, UCLA, USC, Gotham Writers Workshop in New York and ran Chris Vogler’s Storytech Literary Consulting for a dozen years.

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EVENTS

February 12: February virtual 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 FacebookListen to last-years’ Oscar-centric BlogTalkRadio show.

February 18: Social Media Club LA presents “Ask the Executive Recruiters” at at Regus Business Center, 2500 Broadway, Bldg F, Suite F-125, Santa Monica, from 6:30 – 9pm. Get details and tickets here.

February 19: February 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. Space is now limited, so get there early.) Love the Café? Write a  review on Yelp!

February 24: Jennifer Brody will be hosting a mixer for BookPod at the Pikey in Hollywood, starting at 7pm. BookPod is an online authors platform. To attend the mixer, please RSVP on Evite. To join BookPod, please email Jennifer.

March 1: 2014 Pre-Oscar Panel, moderated by Matt Lohr, with Michael Wiese Productions authors: Steve Kaplan (The Hidden Tools of Comedy), JM Evenson (Shakespeare for Screenwriters), Eric Edson (The Story Solution), and Carole Kirschner (Hollywood Game Plan) at The Writers Store in Burbank. Details here.

March 6: Hollywood in Spring: An Evening with Screenwriting Masters. Join acclaimed Hollywood writers Ken LaZebnik, Richard Kramer, and Peter Mehlman for a night of drinks, hors d’ouevres and survival tips for writers, moderated by comedienne Alyson Weaver, at The Hesby Writer’s Room, 5031 Fair Ave, North Hollywood. Get tickets and more information 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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For even more writing support, check out BookPod, an online social platform for authors and aspiring authors centered around the world of books and publishing. Interested in joining BookPod? Email Jennifer Brody.

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