Write On Online’s April virtual meeting will be Wednesday, April 9, from 1-1:30pm, on BlogTalkRadio. Our guest is Maxine Nunes, author of Dazzled: A Nikki Easton Mystery. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online. RSVP on Facebook.
Also, join us on Wednesday, April 16, from 1 – 3pm for our April 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 to 6 cafe spots, so get there early. There is also metered parking nearby.) Love the Café? Write a review on Yelp!
Post your May Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our March goal-posting winner Nathasha Alverez, who won a copy of Getting it Write: A Insider’s Guide to a Screenwriting Career by Lee Zahavi Jessup.
April is National Poetry Month. Poets, how are you celebrating?
What Would Shakespeare Pitch? contest from Michael Wiese Productions. Win a FREE Script Consultation (worth $750) by Jennie Evenson (author of Shakespeare for Screenwriters). Go to Michael Wiese Productions Facebook Page and post your entries no later than April 25 at midnight pacific time.
Lee Gale Gruen, author of Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class, will be speaking as part of Shine Storytelling, April 17, 7:30pm at the YWCA in Santa Monica and in an author talk for Savvy Seniors of Calabasas, April 24, 1 PM to 2:30 PM. Details on her website.
C.M. Mayo has resumed the Marfa Mondays Podcasting Project with a mind-blowing interview that goes south of the border with historian John Tutino who says “The whole big picture of where we thought Mexico fit in the world is somewhere between wrong and mythical.” Also, check out C.M.’s free online book, Giant Golden Buddha and 364 More Five Minutes Writing Exercises.
The Hybrid Author, by Dianne G. Sagan, will be released on April 21. Her book explains what a hybrid author is, what options are available, and how to decide what path to take.
Lindsay Tredent recently checked off her bucket list item of snowboarding and surfing in the same day as part of the Verizon #moresocal series. Check out the three part webisode series and her behind the scenes commentary on FitandAwesome.com
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April 10: Book’d in Burbank at Theatre Banshee in Los Angeles is a bookish social gathering that treats book lovers to an evening of author readings and literary entertainment. Festivities to include mystery, humor, romance, and YA author readings, stand-up comedy, giveaways, and a mingling reception.
April 12-13: LA Times Festival of Books at the USC Campus.
April 14: Beth Barany is leading a free teleseminar at 1pm pacific: Get Your Novel Done This Year: The Secrets to Planning Your Book Without Plotting.
April 16:April 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 to 6 cafe spots, so get there early. There is also metered parking nearby.) Love the Café? Write a review on Yelp!
April 22: Social Media Club LA panel on Social Media Monitoring at Campus, 929 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, 6:30 – 9pm.
Coming in May
May 8: Record-release party for This Box Makes Noise by singer/songwriter Joe Matzzie at 9:00pm at WitzEnd in Venice, CA. Free CD at the door for everyone who buys advanced tickets.
May 11: Elan Barnehama will be teaching Flash Your Fiction: Writing a story in 300 worlds or less from 3-5 at Spirit Studio Silverlake. Offered through Trade School LA!, a knowledge for barter school.
May 15: The Author Entrepreneur: 5 Strategies From the Start Up World: Jennie Nash will teach you how to shape your ideas and material into a book that can break through the clutter of today’s media, turn you into a thought leader, and provide a new stream of income. 7-9pm at Coloft, 920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.
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