LA Writers/entrepreneurs, stop by for the January Write On!/Guided Goals hangout on Wednesday, January 7, at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. Our January Social Hangout will be at Lenny’s in West LA on January 21 at 1pm.

Post 2014 Accomplishments and 2015 Goals.

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 this month’s goal-posting winner Margaret Ludwig who won a copy of Notes to Screenwriters: Advancing Your Story, Screenplay, and Career With Whatever Hollywood Throws at You by Vicki Peterson and Barbara Nicolosi.

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


Writers on the Move compiled a free ebook of Writing and Marketing Tips and Strategies. My contribution is “10 Things You Can Do in 10 Minutes to Promote Yourself and your Writing.” Download the ebook.

Morgan St. James is launching a Blog Talk Radio show, Writers’ Tricks of the Trade, with co-host Dennis N. Griffin. It broadcasts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm pacific and is archived for future listening. Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be one of the first guests on Wednesday, January 14. The guest call in number is 646 478.0982. Consider calling, contributing to the conversations and—of course—mentioning your book. We’ll be giving ideas for reaching those who can help make your career (and book) successful. Listen here.

To kick off 2015, the Goody Awards expanded to 20 social good awards that anyone can tweet using the category hashtag. These new awards now include both Global Good and Local Impact Awards (starting with Los Angeles using #CatergoryGoodyLA). All good!

Debbie Lynn Elias launched her Behind the Lens Radio Show this week. For the latest on movies, listen here.

From Warner Boutin: Creative Schemes Entertainment’s Award-Winning Documentary Roll Out, Cowboy, chronicling the adventures of Sandman the Rapping Cowboy, is now on VOD.

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!

The Tahoma Literary Review is 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 accepting submissions for content around technology, startups, and pop culture. Contact Steven for more information.

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January 7: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have tables reserved inside, but, if the group’s too large, there’s space outdoors. RSVP on Facebook.

January 17: Pushcart Prize-nominated horror author Devan Sagliani signs the bind-up edition of his bestselling Zombie Attack! young adult duology on Saturday from 11am to 3pm at Barnes & Noble bookstore on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

January 17: Nancy Shiffrin (The Vast Unknowing), Thelma Reyna, and Cedric Drake read their work at the Santa Catalina Branch Pasadena Library from 3pm – 5pm. There will also be an open reading. Email Don Kingfisher Campbell for more information.

January 21: Join us for Write On’s LA social hangout at Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd, in Westwood at 1pm. RSVP on Facebook.

January 22: Book’d in Burbank lit event kicks off its third season as “The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out” at Theatre Banshee in L.A. with mystery, romance, YA, fantasy and steampunk author readings, bookish giveaways, and a dessert-mingling reception. Get tickets.

January 22: The Biz Panel is back with Rock Your Business in 2015! Learn how to make your business even better and network with other small business owners. Event is in Burbank; tickets only $10.

January 27: The next BookPod LA Mixer will be Tuesday at The Pikey at 7:30pm. RSVP to Jennifer Brody at jendawnbrody@gmail.com.

February 2: Become an SEO Writer in Just 4 Weeks. It’s an interactive and in-depth e-class through WOW! Women on Writing. Details here.

February 21: Annual Pre-Oscar Panel with Michael Wiese Productions at The Writers’ Store in Burbank from 4 – 6pm.

Anytime: Michele Wallerstein’s online 6-week class, titled “Moving Your Writing Career Forward” is being offered on-demand and at a discounted rate. Go to ESE Film Workshops Online for more information.

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.


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.

She Takes on the World is a top blog for women entrepreneurs, career women, and young women professionals.

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

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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  1. Roberta 7 years ago

    Wish I could attend. Really, really, wish I could.


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