July 2016 Newsletter

WRITE ON!

LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our July Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, July 6, 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 July 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 Cynthia Naden, who won a copy Beat by Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters by Todd Klick. 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:

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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.

July is Camp NaNoWriMo time! From the peeps behind National Novel Writing Month, complete a writing project in a month. Who is participating?

Writers, pen won’t budge? Read The Morning Nudge! Get your free subscription.

Have Photography or Photoshop questions? Join Andrew’s Kavanagh’s Photoshop and Lightroom Group on Facebook. Participate in monthly webinars, share photos and receive constructive criticism, and ask creative and technical questions.

Each week on the Challenge of the Week podcast, journalists Dave Johnson and Rick Broida talk about some small achievable goal you can try to become a more awesome person. This week, they’re focusing on how to avoid food waste. Listen to the show and stop throwing away your muffin stumps!

Ongoing: Female Authors wanted for interviews on the #SheWroteABook podcast with Lena Anani. If interested, please inquire here 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! Also check out the resources for writers on her website.

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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. Also check out her Blogging Made Easy 4-week interactive class, which starts August 1.

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.

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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July 6: July LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd., in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

July 16:IWOSC presents  The Pitch” with Pilar Alessandra from 10:30am to 1pm. Learn to pitch quickly and pitch well! RSVP’s are necessary (email info@iwosc.org). The seminar is at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City (SW corner of Culver and Overland). The cost is $15 to IWOSC members, $35 for nonmembers. Check out my interview with Pilar Alessandra on the Guided Goals Podcast.

July 21: Book’d in Burbank: The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out at The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood with mystery, romance and YA author readings, bookish giveaways and a catered mingling reception from 8 – 9:30pm. Get event tickets.

July 24: IWOSC members will read from their own works, published and unpublished, at Vroman’s Book Store, 695 E. Colorado in Pasadena from 2 to 4pm. Free to all. Come support fellow writers!

July 25: 140LA Reunion. Join Jeff Pulver and Debra Eckerling for a #140Conf Mixer at The W in Westwood from 6pm to 9pm. RSVP on Facebook. Get your free ticket.

July 30: Self-publishing Seminar presented by Surfwriters at the Malaga Cove Library in Palos Verdes Estates from 11am – 4pm. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. It is very basic for those new to self-publishing. Speakers include For more information, contact Marilyn Litvak at (310) 378-8098.

August 1: Future of Story in Las Vegas, presented by Micahel Wiese Productions and the Nevada Women’s Film Festival. Get details here.

August 3: August 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.

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.

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 the2016 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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