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Thanks to everyone who joined us at last week’s LA Hangout for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Missed the meetup? Read the recap.

Post your September goals on Write On Online or Facebook to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

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

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 throughPA-LA.org; free to PALA members; $15 non-members. At the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City, Culver and Overland at 7pm.

September 15: Sublime Primetime annual panel of Emmy-nominated writers, presented by the Writers Guild of America West, Writers Guild Foundation, and Variety, at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Learn more about Sublime Primetime and other September LA TV-Events. Get tickets.

September 15 – 17: See Carolyn Howard-Johnson present (twice!) at Judith Briles’ “Dare Greatly” in Denver. Reach Dr. Judith Briles at judith@briles.com.  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 atIWOSC.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 6: How to Break into the Screenwriting Business A four week course by Michele Wallerstein viaScreenwriters University begins.

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.

Need book covers, illustrations, or other book design elements? Contact michele@micheledesigns.com, graphic designer and illustrator.

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.

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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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