WRITE ON!

LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our March Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, March 2, from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your March 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 Kathy Thomas, who won a copy of Master of the Cinematic Universe by John Bucher and Jeremy Casper. Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&AsWrite On! Wednesdays; Guest Columns; and more. Also, check out my article 5 Ways to Get Unstuck.

The Guided Goals Podcast is 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. Recent guests and topics include Writing a Book with Lena Anani (Podcast Junkies), Taking Risks with Rick Broida, Creative Campaigns with Justin Simon (Fit & Awesome) and Launching your Art Career with Alix SloanWatch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher.

NEWS

Introducing Goal Club: For those who want to stay on track on their path toward achieving their goals, I just launched Goal Club, a monthly goal-setting and accountability call. It’s attached to a private Facebook group, where you can also ask questions, network, and post weekly goals. For more info, check out Goal Club.

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Robert Kerbeck’s story, “Waterman,” about a big wave surfer afraid to go in the ocean can be read at Lowestoft Chronicle.

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.

Subscribe to Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s How to Do it Frugally Newsletter for great tips, how-to articles, bonuses and more!

Lots of upcoming Writing Workshops from Los Angeles Writers Group.

Check out Beth Barany’s upcoming workshops: How to Get Book Reviews (March 14-28) and Branding and Marketing for Novelists Bootcamp (April 1-30).

Bloggers, please take two minutes and fill out my Blogging Survey when you have a chance. I am doing research for a new project. Thanks, Deb

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Screenwriters, have you written a script or two but have no idea what to do next? If you’re writing to sell, you have to understand the fundamentals and how the entertainment business works. Steve Kaire has sold 8 projects to the major studios without representation and has been helping writers since 2002. This is your opportunity to benefit from his 30 years of knowledge and experience as a successful screenwriter. For more information, go to SteveKairePitchman.

Check out the new Email Marketing Video Workshop by the Article Writing Doctor. It shows how to build your subscriber list, build relationships, and boost sales.

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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! To learn more listen to my interview on the She Wrote a Book Podcast with Lena Anani.

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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I will be launching the Guided Goals newsletter soon. Sign up for the email list, 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. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Check out the Guided Goals Podcast.

EVENTS

March 2: March LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

March 19: IWOSC workshop with Diana Y. Paul on “Love the Ones You Hate–Creating Appealing Flawed Characters” from 10:30am to 1pm in Culver City. IWOSC Members $15; nonmembers $35.
MUST RSVP in advance to info@IWOSC.org.

April 6: April LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

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!

Write On Online’s Facebook page has again been included in The Write Life’s Top Facebook Groups for Writers. Thanks, The Write Life! Check out the entire list.

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.

Need a transcriber? CLK Transcription can help! CLK employs more than 30 highly trained transcriptionists … and has great rates. Email carollee@clktranscription.com for more information.

Are you a startup, nonprofit or personality in need of digital strategy like social, email, content? Email Tara of Poodle Mafia – Elegantly Aggressive Digital Marketing & Branding (packleader@poodlemafia.com).

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.

Need quality printing at affordable prices? Check out PRINT-Xpress. From banners and posters to brochures and business cards and everything in between, they’ve got you covered. Contact Sam or Carolyn for more information.

She Takes on the World is a top blog for women entrepreneurs, career women, and young women professionals.

Want info about the latest in tech? Visit Techwalla for feature articles, curated tech reviews, polls and more. Like Techwalla on Facebook and follow @Techwallahq on Twitter.

Need tech expertise for your website or business? Todd Zebert Consulting excels with integrative IT services, from WordPress … to beyond! Email Todd.

Guided Goals: Define, Plan & Achieve Your Goals. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Email Deckerling@gmail.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

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