November: National Novel Writing Month. 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 26: Deadline to enter WeSaidGoTravel.com’s ​Gratitude Travel Writing Contest. 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.

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.

December 7: Digital Family Reunion from 6 – 11pm at The Victorian in Santa Monica. Use code DFR15 for $10 off. Get your ticketsRSVP on Facebook.

December 8: Michael Wiese Productions is hosting a free 30-minute webinar at 12pm pacific time  by Pam Douglas: Who’s Going to Win the Future of TV? You are. Whether you’re trying to break into the exhilarating world of television, or you’re a working writer-producer seeking to update and expand, this is your chance to find out what’s happening and how you can take advantage of the new opportunities. Space is limited. Please click here to register.

Ongoing: Each week, Techwalla is giving away smartphone cases to people who write cool user reviews on the site. Read the rules.

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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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