WRITE ON!

LA Writers/entrepreneurs, stop by for the May Write On!/Guided Goals hangout on Wednesday, May 6, at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. RSVP on Facebook.

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 this month’s goal-posting winner Sarah Myers, who won a copy of Why Does the Screenwriter Cross the Road?: And other screenwriting secrets by Joe Gilford.

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

NEWS

Brian Parker, a Milwaukee teenager who always has his nose in a spy novel, travels to Europe and lands in the middle of deadly espionage conspiracy. Read Brian’s story in The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Jeffrey Westhoff, coming June 1 from Intrigue Publishing.

Check out C.M. Mayo’s Q & A with Michele Orwin, Founding Editor of Bacon Press Books on the New Hybrid Publishing Model, on the Madam Mayo Blog.

Watch for Patrick Horton’s MAKING THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE A Very Brief Guide To Transformational Story, Emerging Media, & Strategic Social Change to be posted in the next week or so. Q&A with the author also coming soon.

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.

POPULOVE.net is looking for writers to contribute posts about Pop Music, Community Awareness, and more.  Interested? Contact amanda@populove.net,

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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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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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

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 9: Pasadena LitFest events at Vroman’s, the Pasadena Playhouse, Monopole Wine, Zona Rosa, and Arcade Lane in Pasadena, CA, starts at noon.

May 16: Screenwriter, NYU professor and author Joe Gilford will present his new book Why Does the Screenwriter Cross the Road?: And other screenwriting secrets at STUDIO 353: 353 W. 48th St., 2nd fl., New York, NY, from 3 – 6pm. Details 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.

May 21: Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

May 23: Poetry reading at the Palms – Rancho Park Branch Library, Los Angeles, from 3 – 5pm. The following poets will read their poety and will discuss literary community building in Southern California: Nancy Shiffrin, author of The Vast Unknowing Infinity andGame with Variations; Don Campbell, editor and publisher of San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly; and RD Armstrong, author of Road Trip and publisher of Lummox Journal.

May 29 – 31: Great American PitchFest at the Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center. Details and registration. Use code MWP50 for $50 off registration.

June 7 – 27: Arthur M. Jolly’s full length comedy “A Very Modern Marriage” will have its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival by Will Play for Food Theatre Company, at the Lounge Theatre. Details here.

June 24: Gratitude and Trust Summit at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Early bird registration ends May 7.

June 26 – 28: From Idea to Script — A Hands-On Weekend Retreat with Elana Golden in in Hollywood, near the intersection of La Brea and Beverly Blvd. (limited to 5 participants). 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.

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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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