WRITE ON!

Write On Online’s October virtual meeting will be Wednesday, October 8, from 1-1:30pm, on BlogTalkRadio. Our guest is Richard Dunn, author of How I Shot the YouTube Megahit “All by Myself” on My iPhone and Why I’m Not Lonely Anymore. This month’s topic is videos. Post questions for Richard, call in (646-381-4910), or listen online. RSVP on Facebook. Also, check out Richard’s latest video.

Also, join us on Wednesday, October 15, 1 – 3pm, for the October Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have some tables reserved inside! RSVP on Facebook.

Post your November Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our October goal-posting winner Anthony Holland, who won a copy of Richard Dunn’s book.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As; Write On! Wednesdays; Guest Columns; and more.

NEWS

POCHO broke two big stories in the last few weeks. POCHO Jefe-de-Content (and Write On member) Dennis Wilen aka Comic Saenz exposed a racist video uploaded by an area Realtor. The story went national, the video went viral and the uploader is “no longer with the company.” Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was the only reporter to got a response from a Bay Area landscaping company that allegedly sent a profane, racist email to a Cal Berkley student organization. Their response? “Our email got hacked!” Read the article.

The project Stephanie Belsky has been working on for human rights based water nonprofit DIGDEEP launched this week and runs through November 6. DIGDEEP’s 2nd annual “4 Liters Challenge” attempts to change the way Americans think about their water consumption by living off of only 4 liters of water for 24 hours. Learn more.

Writers who Exercise (or just want to): Join Steph Radkay’s “Banana Cake Movement” and get the chance to win some rad activewear, Actio926. Let owner/designer/runner Radkay inspire you to get motivated to work out (get Actio) and sail through the last quarter of the year. Winners every week from October thru December!

Stephanie Olivieri is bringing back her online dialogue workshop in January. If you need story concierge or creative consulting services, check out her new website. Mention Write On for a special rate.

Write on members, get a free ecopy of Michael Wiese’s Onward & Upward. Sign up for the newsletter to receive your copy.

Call for Romance Authors: Creative Caravan Press is looking for just 20 authors for Sweet Summer Love – a new romance anthology to be released in February 2015. Find out more about this crowdsourced anthology and beach blowout party/retreat at BeachBookBlowoutFlorida.com.

WeSaidGoTravel.com’s Gratitude Travel Writing Contest’s new theme is “Gratitude: A Place That Inspires You to Feel Strong and Hopeful.” No entry fee and $650 in cash prizes. Share your story of your act of gratitude–a place you chose or that allows you to stand up for yourself. Judges: Richard Bangs, AnneLise Sorensen, and the We Said Go Travel Team. Deadline is November 27, 2014.

The Tahoma Literary Review is now accepting narrative nonfiction submissions on any subject. Full guidelines are here. Also accepting fiction and poetry submissions. They currently pay between $30 and $100.

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

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

EVENTS

October 8: October virtual meeting on BlogTalkRadio. Our guest is Richard Dunn, author of How I Shot the YouTube Megahit “All by Myself” on My iPhone and Why I’m Not Lonely Anymore. We’ll be talking about his book, as well as how to create easy videos to promote your story/book/expertise/self. Post questions for Richard, call in (646-381-4910), or listen onlineRSVP on Facebook.

October 15: October Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have some tables reserved insidet! RSVP on Facebook. There’s free 1-hour parking on the lot (you’d have to move spots after an  hour) and also 2-hour parking on Glendon (1 block east). Also metered parking on Westwood Blvd.

October 23: Book’d in Burbank. The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out wraps its 2014 season at Theatre Banshee in L.A. with a literary smorgasbord of author readings, stand-up comedy and bookish giveaways. Visit  www.bookdevent.com for details.

October 23: The Basics of a Book Publicity Plan with Julia Drake Public Relations at Writers Junction in Santa Monica, 7:30-9:30 pm. Tickets and details 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.

FRIENDS OF WRITE ON!

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.

Need a transcriber? CLK Transcription can help! CLK employs more than 30 highly trained transcriptionists … and has great rates. Email carollee@clktranscription.com for more information.

iScript.com has added a new audiobook component to their offerings. Now, you can get high-quality audiobooks made of your writing!

Orange County Writers, check out Lit Central OC, an online magazine for news, reviews, craft articles and more for writers in the Orange County area.

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.

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Need tech expertise for your website or business? Todd Zebert Consulting excels with integrative IT services, from WordPress … to beyond! Email Todd.

Do your kids love to write? Want to encourage them to hone and expand their writing skills? Check out  Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages.  Although it’s geared towards kids, there are plenty of prompts adults can use to exercise those writing muscles! Write on!

Guided Goals: Define, Plan & Achieve Your Goals. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Email Deckerling@gmail.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

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