Can you believe it’s nearly February? Join us for the February Write On!/Guided Goals Meeting on Wednesday, February 3, from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s Coffee in Westwood to hang out and catch up.

Remember, post your goals on Write On Online or Facebook by January 31 to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions and send newsletter items to deckerling@gmail.com by Monday, February 1. Also, feel free to post 2016 Goals and 2015 Accomplishments. More information in this week’s Write On Wednesday.

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Blogger Friends, I am doing research on blogging for a new project. If anyone, who has a blog, would please take a few minutes to complete the survey, I would certainly appreciate it. Many thanks!

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January 28: Book’d in Burbank: The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out launches season four at The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood with mystery, romance and YA author readings, bookish giveaways and a catered mingling reception. Get event details.

January 28: LAdobe User Group Meetup. Dave Johnson, Editorial Director of Techwalla, will be talking about High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography from 7 – 10pm at InMotion Hosting in Los Angeles. He’ll cover how to take a good HDR, how to take a bad HDR photo, and what software you can use to get the effect. Food courtesy of InMotion Hosting and prizes from Photoshop Cafe and Focal PressDetails and RSVP here.

January 31: Last day to post your Goals on Write On Online or Facebook to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

February 1: Lena Anani hosts a complimentary 12-hour Q&A in her Magical Mastermind Facebook Group from 7am to 7pm pacific. Ask questions about writing, publishing, and promoting. Click here to join and participate .

February 1: Deadline to submit a 2-3 line news item or event for the January Newsletter to deckerling@gmail.com.

February 3: February LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

February 27: Annual Pre-Oscar Bash Panel with authors from Michael Wiese Productions: Carole Kirschner, D.W. Brown, Matt Lohr, Rona Edwards, and Simone Bartesaghi. The free event takes place at 2pm at The Writers Store in Burbank.

February 26 – 28: The Digital Author & Indie Publishing Conference at LA Valley College. Learn more and get early registration discount.

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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