LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our September Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, September 7, 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 September 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 Jenn Martin-Ilo, who won a copy of Being Professional by Adam Coplan. Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As; Write On! Wednesdays; Guest Columns; and more.
The Guided Goals Podcast, on Write On’s companion site GuidedGoals.com, is a series of expert interviews, designed to help people pursue their passion projects. Each episode wraps with action items, so listeners can take what they heard, and move forward right away. We are taking a break, but you can listen to previous podcasts on GuidedGoals.com. Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.
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Starting in September, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, writers are welcome to come to the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club to write from 6:30 to 10pm. The club, at 1210 4th St, asks for a $3 donation. RSVP to MAnnapav@aol.com.
Writers working on a personal and/or travel memoir: C.M. Mayo interviews Shelley Armitage about her Walking on the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place. Read it on Madam Mayo blog.
Check out Alyssa Barron’s recent article in the Elephant Journal. Though not formally trained, she’s always held a fascination for quantum physics and the sciences. After publishing a teaser article on Unified Field Theory, she was invited to interview a team of physicists about their current project taking place in LA’s backyard. These scientists are attempting to come up with a Theory of Everything, hoping to lead to answers to some of life’s biggest questions.
Vanessa Hua’s debut short story collection – Deceit and Other Possibilities – is receiving rave reviews. The Millions included it on its “most anticipated” list, Booklist calls it an “intriguing collection…Hua is a writer to watch,” Bustle wrote “exactly what we need to reading in this country right now, and probably always,” and LitHub described as “exuberant stories filled with nuance and fresh detail.”
Bennett Smith’s debut techno-thriller God Pharm releases on September 15. The novel is about a biochemist who creates a pill that changes your belief in God… by making you become one. Fast-paced, highly factual, and conspiracy oriented, God Pharm will excite readers by presenting a world not far from truth. Attend the book launch in Los Angeles on September 14.
Check out Jackie Ladouceur’s latest post and image on her blog: The Undercurrent and the Dragonfly.
Are you a mindful mama *and* a creative entrepreneur who wants to create the life of your dreams? Listen to the Happiness Mama Podcast with Heather Ash.
The Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers a 10% discount on tuition for the upcoming Feb 5 – 11 session in Baja to WriteOn! members who apply by September 30. Classes in Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, with craft seminars and special guest speakers. Join us in our Pueblo Magico by the sea for the story of your life.
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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.
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.
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September 14: Steve Dotto, Dotto Tech, will host Webinar Palooza, exploring multiple webinar delivery systems. One of the most difficult decisions in the online space is choosing a webinar platform. This is an opportunity to experience a mix of webinar tools all being tested in real time. Register here.
September 14: “Legal Issues for Publishers” (including Self Publishers), presented by PALA, the Publishers Association of Los Angeles. Jonathan Kirsch, a publishing and intellectual property attorney, will discuss “Fair Use” practice, changes in laws, changes in book publishing technology, and how they affect indie authors. RSVP through PA-LA.org; free to PALA members; $15 non-members. At the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City, Culver and Overland at 7pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell her Carolyn sent you.
September 16: Speaker Application deadline for the 2016 #140conf in at The Crest in Los Angeles. Details below. Apply here.
September 17: Author/writing coach/teacher Greg Miller leads an IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) Saturday Seminar, called The Rewrite Desk, in Culver City, from 10:30am to 1pm. He’ll cover editing, rewriting, getting feedback, changing direction, gaining distance (not objectivity), and much more. RSVPs required at IWOSC.org; follow the links to the seminar. IWOSC members $15, non-members $35.
September 24: Being Professional: FREE Workshop with Adam Coplan at The Writers Store, 3510 W. Magnolia Blvd., in Burbank from 2 – 5pm. In this interactive workshop, Coplan will teach from a section in his book (Being Professional) on creating strong characters and lead the group through some writing exercises to help get the creativity flowing! RSVP here.
September 25: Tongue & Groove LA: A monthly literary variety show with music produced by Conrad Romo, from 6 – 7:30pm at The Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. This month features Rich Ferguson New Jersey Me, Martin Pousson Black Sheep Boy, Dana Johnson In the Not Quite Dark, J. Keith van Straaten, Gwen Banta, The Fly Strip, + music by tbd. Cost is $7. RSVP and details on Facebook.
September 26: IWOSC Panel on Ageism. Ageism affects writers, whether they be budding novelists or scriptwriting veterans. A panel of experts, including Chuck N. Baker (journalist, author, and filmmaker) and Ray Richmond, media critic and author, address the topic at 7:30pm in Culver City. RSVP at IWOSC.org, or just come to the Veterans Memorial Building at Culver and Overland. Non-members: $15; IWOSC members free.
October 5: October LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.
October 20: Book’d in Burbank The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out at The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood from 8 – 9pm. RSVP and details here.
October 20 – 22: Author 101 University at Concourse LAX. The conference costs only $197 and you can bring a friend for FREE. Use coupon code TERRYGUEST to save another $50.
October 29: PALA presents The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing with Sharon Goldinger. Go to PA-LA.org and click on the right sidebar for a list of all the topics Sharon will cover. RSVP and pay there as well. This 4-hour seminar starts at 9:30am in Culver City, and prepaid reservations are required. $69 before October 8; $79 after.
November 14: The 2016 edition of #140conf will take place in Los Angeles at The Crest in Westwood. I will be co-hosting the event with founder Jeff Pulver. The format of our conference are 10 minute talks mixed with a few short panel discussions, followed by networking. The #140conf events provide a platform to listen, connect, share, and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the real-time internet on business. Get early bird tickets.
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