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LA Writers/entrepreneurs, stop by for the February Write On!/Guided Goals hangout on Wednesday, February 4, at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. Our February Social Hangout will be at Lenny’s in West LA on February 18 at 1pm.

Post 2014 Accomplishments and 2015 Goals.

Post your February 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 Tina Steele, 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.

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NEWS

At The Big Story Writers Conference

Carolyn Howard Johnson will be talking about “Mastering the Skills to Write Your Novel: Voice, Dialogue, Narrative” on February 20 at 5:45pm. She’ll also be on the panel, “I Have a Great Idea for a Book–Now What?” at 3pm.

Author-screenwriter-consultant Brad Schreiber will be delivering the keynote address on Saturday, February 21, on: “The Role & Responsibility of the Writer.” He’ll also be on a panel on “The Secrets of Professional Screenwriters.”

The conference, which runs February 20-22, takes place at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys CA 91401. Registration info here.

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Danica Davidson’s children’s Minecraft novel, Escape from the Overworld, was just released. Aimed for ages 7-12, it follows an 11-year-old Minecraft character named Stevie who finds a portal into our world, causing the two worlds to collide.

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!

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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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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

February 4: 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.

February 18: Join us for Write On’s LA social hangout at Lenny’s Deli, 2379 Westwood Blvd, in Westwood at 1pm. RSVP on Facebook.

February 20-22: The Big Story Writers Conference at Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys CA 91401. Registration info here.

February 21: Annual Pre-Oscar Panel with Michael Wiese Productions at The Writers’ Store in Burbank from 4 – 6pm. The panel will be moderated by Matt Lohr (Author, Dan Obannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure) and the panelists include Eric Edson (Author, The Story Solution),Vicki Peterson (Author, Notes to Screenwriters)Rona Edwards (Author, The Complete Filmmaker’s Guide to Film Festivals), and Paul Chitlik (Author, Rewrite, 2nd Edition).

March 18: Write On!/Guided Goals March Hangout at Peet’s in Westwood from 1 – 3pm.

March 25 – 27: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego, CA.

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.

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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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