November 2016 Newsletter

WRITE ON!

LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our November Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, November 2, 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 November 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 Bianca Strzalkowskiwho won a copy of Beat by Beat by Todd Klick.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As (check out recent interviews with Warren Whitlock, Twitter RevolutionRobert Rosenthal, Short Order Dad; Michele Meiche, Meditation for Everyday Living; and Richard D. Pepperman, Everything I Know About Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai); Write On! Wednesdays; Meeting Recaps, and more.

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 email deckerling@gmail.com or submit your info here.

NEWS

Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s 3rd Edition of How To Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically was recently released. Learn more.

Check out C.M. Mayo’s remarks – On Seeing as an Artist or, Five Techniques for a Journey to Einfühlung – from the panel on “Writing Across Borders and Cultures” at the Women Writing the West Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico October 15, 2016.

Jennifer Brody’s new book Return of the Continuums publishes on November 1. The book launch will be November 5 at Skylight Books in downtown LA. RSVP for the book launch.

Rachna Khatau has been published in an anthology of personal essays written by South Asian American women, called Good Girls Marry Doctors. The Los Angeles book launch is at The Last Bookstore on December 5 at 7:30pm. Get details on the Facebook event.

Susan Mihalic contributed a piece to the Dedicate Your No Trump Vote project, begun by Julianna Baggott and David Scott.

Tien Starling’s article about how to make astrological garland to celebrate the holidays is in the Dec. issue of Dell Horoscope.

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.

Ongoing:

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. (Note: Due to the election, the first meeting this month will be on Wednesday, November 9.) The club, at 1210 4th St, asks for a $3 donation. RSVP to MAnnapav@aol.com.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Write On Online’s Guided Goals Podcast 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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November: National Novel Writing Month. Are you writing a book in a month? Comment with your profile link, so Write On members can follow each other.

November 2: November LA Hangout at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

November 5: Beat by Beat Workshop with Todd Klick at The Writers Store in Burbank from 3pm – 5pm. RSVP here.

November 10 & 11: Join Cheryl Tan for free online training: How to create media opportunities for your business over the holidays. Register and choose a time here.

November 12: Mind Your Business screenwriters seminar by Michele Wallerstein at The Writers Store in Burbank from 10:30am to 1pm. RSVP here.

November 14: The 2016 edition of #140conf takes place in Los Angeles at The Crest in Westwood. I will be co-hosting the event with founder Jeff Pulver. The sessions are 10-minute talks and 15-minute panels, and are preceded and followed by networking. Influencers in the areas of technology, lifestyle, health, and more, will talk about how they’ve used the real-time web to improve their businesses and lives, make an impact, and inspire change. Check out the lineup and get tickets. Use code “LATech” for a discount.

November 16: The Key to Getting Your Books into Libraries and Bookstores with Amy Collins at 7pm. Presented by PALA at 7 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building at Overland and Culver in Culver City.  Free to PALA members; others pay $15.

November 21: Ageism in Writing: How Young Do You Really Have to Be? A panel of experts discusses the issue and takes questions. Presented by IWOSC at the Veterans Memorial Building at Overland and Culver, Culver City, at 7:30 pm. RSVPs accepted but not required. IWOSC members free; others $15.

December 7: December LA Hangout at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

Plus, lots of upcoming Writing Workshops from Los Angeles Writers Group.

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.

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.

Trying to get media attention for your upcoming project? Learn how to connect with reporters and get great press. Learn more about Cheryl Tan’s online PR Pro community. Also, get Cheryl’s free press release template.

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.

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 2016 MWP catalog.

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

Why produce one podcast when you can do three? Listen to the One Cool Thing, Battlestar Recaptica and Challenge of the Week podcasts from Dave Johnson and Rick Broida.

For 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.

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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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