Join us for the May Write On!/Guided Goals Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 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 April 30 to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Send newsletter items to deckerling@gmail.com by May 2. More information in this week’s Write On Wednesday.

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April: Camp NaNoWriMo. Complete a writing project in a month! Are you participating? How’s it going?

April: National Poetry Month. How did you celebrate?

April 27: Spring Poetry Slam at St. Elizabeths Hospital, 1100 Alabama Avenue SE, Washington DC 20032, at 7pm. FREE. To register to speak or to RSVP, contact: Emily Monahan by Friday, April 22, 2016 at (202) 299-5525 or emily.monahan@dc.gov.

April 28: Book’d: The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out returns to The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood with mystery, romance, fantasy and YA author readings, bookish giveaways and a catered mingling reception. Get event details.

April 30: 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.

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

May 4: May LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP on Facebook.

May 6: Friday Night Social with The Scriptwriters Network and Jen Grisanti, 6:30 – 9:30pm at The Barrel Room in Hollywood. RSVP on Meetup.com.

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

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

Blogging Survey: 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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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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