LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our May Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, May 4, from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your May 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 Fawn Joan, who won a copy Reality TV : An Insider Guide to TV’s Hottest Market – 2nd Edition by Troy DeVolld. Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&AsWrite On! Wednesdays; Guest Columns; and more.

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 Authenticity with Michael Laskin and Social Media for Research with Jennifer Berson, as well as my video interviews from Social Media Marketing WorldWatch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher.


Congrats to Shannon Luders-Manuel received her first byline in Essence.com, with a short piece about 18-year-old award winning filmmaker Gabrielle Gorman.

Jen Klein’s next book – Shuffle Repeat – comes out May 3. It’s being described as “When Harry Met Sally for YA readers.” Also, Jen was recently featured on Pilar Alessandra’s On The Page podcast with fellow TV writer/YA author Sara Saedi. It’s episode #450.

Joey Held just finished a writing challenge during March and April to complete one short story per week. The final result can be found on WattPad.

The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody is now out! She will be doing two signings at BEA in Chicago on May 12th – 10am to 12pm at SFWA booth and 2pm at the Turner Publishing booth. She is also one of the guest authors at the Mysterious Galaxy Birthday Bash on May 7 in San Diego. More info in events.

Clean Break, a new novel by Abby Vegas, blends chick-lit and romantic suspense into one irresistible New York story, comes out May 16.

Alyssa Barron’s poem, “Face Time,” can be found in the May issue of The Artemis Journal. Plus, The Elephant Journal published her latest article, detailing an interview hosted by Anjula Ram, discussing Unified Field Theory with notable physicist, Nassim Haramein. Read the article and watch the interview.

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

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.

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.

Create Your WordPress Website Today with an e-class from Karen Cioffi. This 5-day e-class will show you, step-by-step, how to create your own WordPress Website.

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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.

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.

May 7: Mysterious Gallery Birthday Bash from 10am to 5pm, 5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite 100, in San Diego, featuring a host of author panels … and cake.

May 20 – 22: ScriptFest in Burbank. Lots of Michael Wiese Productions authors will be on hand, Use code MWP15 for 15% off. Get details and register.

May 21: IWOSC presents Steve Hutson in a seminar titled, So you Want to get Published?from 10:30am – 1pm on the basics for the writer from an agent’s point of view. The focus will be on the business of writing. Location is the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City. Cost is $35 for non-members, and RSVP’s are needed: info@iwosc.org.

May 23: IWOSC panel on Screenwriting at 7:30pm. Location is the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City. Cost is $15 for non-members, and RSVP’s are needed: info@iwosc.org.

June 1: June 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.


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. Download the new 2016 MWP catalog.

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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