Post your April 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 Rachel Kolodziej, who won a copy of Why Does the Screenwriter Cross the Road?: And other screenwriting secrets by Joe Gilford.
Colleen Keane’s short film, Our Father, is an official selection of the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Arthur M. Jolly’s full length comedy “A Very Modern Marriage,” about the havoc sparked when a gay man moves in with a straight couple whose marriage is falling apart, will have its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival by Will Play for Food Theatre Company, at the Lounge Theatre, June 7th – 27th. Details here.
Soul of a Witch, book 11 in Dana E. Donovan’s Detective Marcella Witch’s series, is available April 15 at Amazon, Apple, B&N, and more. A simple burglary escalates into a murder case when a crucial witness turns up dead at the circus. Meanwhile, Lilith suspects something nefarious has been harassing her ailing grandmother, and demands that Tony devote more time looking into the matter before it’s too late. Check Dana’s Facebook page for details.
C.M. Mayo has now posted 16 of a projected 24 podcasts in her “Marfa Mondays Podcasting Project,” an exploration of Marfa and the greater Big Bend region of Far West Texas, apropos of her book-in-progress. The latest podcast is “Tremendous Forms: Finding Composition in the Landscape,” an interview with Paul V. Chaplo, artist, photographer, and author of Marfa Flights. Listen in to the podcasts anytime, and now, thanks to CLK Transcriptions, read many of the transcripts.
Remember when Liz Kelly was looking for Goody Award nominees? Check out the 10 Silicon Beach Superstars win first Goody Awards Los Angeles.
The second edition of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s The Frugal Editor: Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your bestseller is now available.
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.
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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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April 15: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside, but, if the group’s too large, there’s space outdoors. RSVP on Facebook.
April 19 – 20: LA Times Festival of Books at the USC Campus.
May 6: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside, but, if the group’s too large, there’s space outdoors. RSVP on Facebook.
May 20: Write On!/Guided Goals Social Hangout in West LA, Location TBD. For the social hangouts, we rotate restaurants, and everyone pays their own way. For updates and so I know how large a table to get, RSVP on Facebook.
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