November: National Novel Writing Month. How’s it going? Are you writing a novel in November? Check out Stephanie Olivieri’s tips for NaNo. And please share your NaNoWriMo link in the comments.

November 17: Social Media Club LA presents “Fitness Finesse: Staying in Shape with Social Media” from 6:30 – 9pm at CTRL Collective, 12575 Beatrice Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Lindsay Tredent Mauch, Fit & Awesome, moderates the panel of Leah Segedie, Founder of the Mamavation community; Amanda Meixer, Social Media Manager, Beachbody HQ; and Laura Knapp, Vice President of Digital Content & Influencer Marketing, Social Reality, Inc. RSVP here.

December 2: Guided Goals/Write On! December Happy Hour. Our December meeting is now a Happy Hour. Join us from 6 – 8pm at The West End, 2116 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. RSVP on Facebook.

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Enter WeSaidGoTravel.com’s ​Gratitude Travel Writing Contest by ​November 26, 2015. The theme for the ​Fall 2015 contest is ​Gratitude: ​Where do you feel thankful? No entry fee and $650 in cash prizes. Share your stories of ​gratitude and ​inspire others to travel more! Judges: Richard Bangs, Annelise Sorensen, and the We Said Go Travel Team.

Each week, Techwalla is giving away smartphone cases to people who write cool user reviews on the site. Read the rules. Check out my podcast with Techwalla’s editor-in-chief Dave Johnson.

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In October, I launched the Guided Goals Podcast on Write On’s companion site GuidedGoals.com.

The podcast is a series of expert interviews, designed to help people pursue their passion projects. Each episode wraps with action items (recommended goals), so listeners can take what they heard, and move forward right away.

Watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher. I will be launching the Guided Goals’ newsletter soon. Please sign up and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity.”

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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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Writers, please email me if you have a 2-3 line news item or event and/or if you are are interested in contributing a Write On! Review, writing an Expert Column, or participating in an Author Q&A. Write On!

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