WRITE ON!

LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our June Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, June 1, from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP on Facebook. Also, we’re going to start doing Hangouts on Facebook Live. Keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook Page for notifications.

Post your June 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 Lois Page Simenson, who won a copy Crowdfunding for Filmmakers by John Trigonnis. 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. It’s 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 Video with Steve Dotto, Live Video with Kim Garst, Writing Video Games with Robert Denton Bryant, and Time Management with Pilar Alessandra. Watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.

NEWS

Do you have a new book or an upcoming book release? Want to be featured in a Write On Online Author Q&A? For consideration submit your info here.

Check out Abby Vegas’ tongue-in-cheek article on Medium, entitled “You Won’t Believe How I Finished My Novel!” It’s a quick, fun read. Can you relate?

Dave Johnson and Rick Broida launched two podcasts in May. Challenge of the Week is a short weekly show that focuses each week on one small, achievable goal designed to improve your life. Also, for fans of the 2004 Battlestar Galactica TV series, Battlestar Recaptica is a weekly recap show that discusses each episode. You can learn more by liking COTW and Battlestar Recaptica on Facebook.

Shannon Luders-Manuel is celebrating the release of her first book, Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide: Educators’ Guide, published by Coquí Press. The educators’ guide accompanies an anthology of 24 essays about the mixed race experience from around the world.

Tobie Easton, author of Emerge, will be signing books at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica on Saturday, June 4, starting at 11am. Stop by and say, “Hi.”

Ryan Williams’ book The Influencer Economy publishes on June 14. Also, if you are in LA, come to his launch party at General Assembly in Santa Monica. RSVP here.

Jennifer Brody, author of The 13th Continuum, will be participating in B-Fest — the Barnes & Noble Teen Book Fest. She’ll be reading and signing books at Rancho Cucamonga Saturday June 11th at 11am. On Sunday June 12th at 2pm, she’ll be moderating a YA panel and signing books.

Tien Starling has a feature about preparing care packages for college-bound students, based on their astrological signs, in the September 2016 issue of Dell Horoscope. Her July article on Meditations for the Signs is out now.

Ongoing: Female Authors wanted for interviews on the #SheWroteABook podcast with Lena Anani. If interested, please inquire at http://SheWroteABook.com/Guest and please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

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!

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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Trying to figure out how to get media attention for your book or your business? Learn how to get reporters to contact YOU through Cheryl Tan’s online training academy.

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.

Lots of upcoming Writing Workshops from Los Angeles Writers Group.

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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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May 31: Ryan Williams is hosting an online workshop, called “How to Build your Platform Ahead of Your Product Launch,” at 11am pacific. Everyone launching a product in the digital age needs a platform to get their idea seen by the world. Even if it’s well ahead of your launch, building a platform is critical. Claim your spot.

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

June 3: 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 7: The Grovey Coconut Grove/Miami Children’s Critique Group meets from 6 – 8pm at The Bookstore in the Grove, 3390 Mary St, Miami, Florida. Please bring notebook and pen with you. Also please bring copies of your work to share. This meeting is open to both writers and illustrators RSVP on Facebook.

June 17 – 19: Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference at Los Angeles Valley College. Get details and register.

June 18: IWOSC leads a Marketing Intensive, 10 am to 4 pm in Culver City. Three instructors cover establishing your writing business, creating your book publicity and marketing plan, and building your website and social media platform. Early bird price $110 members, $150 non. See IWOSC.org for more information.

July 4: Deadline to enter the We Said Go Travel writing contest. Theme is independence: “Where do you find freedom?” Details here.

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

Save the Date – September 15 – 17: Make plans to see our Carolyn Howard-Johnson present (twice!) at Judith Briles’ “Dare Greatly” in Denver. Check out the Early Bird Registration and start making plans now! Reach Dr. Judith Briles at judith@briles.com.  Tell her Carolyn sent you.

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.

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. 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. Guided Goals offers coaching and project management services, as well as tools and advice to put you on the path to success. Sign up for the newsletter, and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and follow on Twitter, and check out the Guided Goals Podcast. Email Deckerling@gmail.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

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