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Join us for the February Write On!/Guided Goals Meeting on Wednesday, February 1, from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s Coffee in Westwood to hang out, set goals, and catch up. RSVP on Facebook.

Remember, post your January Goals on Write On Online or Facebook by January 31 to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. The deadline for the Win With Write On: Jump Into January Contest is also January 31. Choose something you have been meaning to do, do it, then report back on Write On Online or the Facebook page. Details here.

You can also post 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Goals on Write On Online. Plus, send newsletter items to deckerling@gmail.com by January 30. More information in this week’s Write On Wednesday.

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Is your 2017 goal to start or reboot your blog? Check out my latest book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog. #WriteOn

Plus, if you missed my goal-setting workshop at LAX Coworking, you can read the recap and watch the livestream replay.

Upcoming Events

January 27 – 29: Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be presenting at the GenreLA Creative Writing Conference. This educational and inspirational conference will focus on science fiction, fantasy, horror, and steampunk, as well as mainstream fiction and screenplay. Many New York Times Bestselling authors will be appearing. Carolyn will be speaking on how to make no-cost reviews the center of a marketing program for any genre! The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Los Angeles Westside, Culver City, and has new sponsors including Writers’ Digest. Get more information.

January 28: TECHMunch LA Food Blogger Conference at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. Details and tickets here. Use promo code “WeLoveLA” to save 30%.

January 30: Monday evening panel discussing Writers and Websites in 2017 starts at 7:30pm. Panelists include bestselling author Jennifer Brody, and Deborah Shadovitz, Steven Sanchez, and Moderator Greg Miller. Writers, you’ve got questions about your websites. These web-savvy panelists have the answers! Free to IWOSC members; $15 nonmembers. Also at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City; info at IWOSC.org.

January 30: Deadline to send in a 2-3 line news item or event for the February Newsletter to deckerling@gmail.com or submit here.

January 31: Last day to post your Goals on Write On Online or Facebook to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

January 31: Deadline for the Win With Write On: Jump Into January Contest. Choose something you have been meaning to do, do it, then report back on Write On Online or the Facebook page by the end of the month. Details here.

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

February 2: Book’d “The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out” lit event kicks off season five at The Group Rep/Lonny Chapman Theatre in NoHo featuring readings by and a discussion with mystery, romance & YA authors, bookish giveaways, and a catered mingling reception. Get event details.

March 1: March LA Hangout at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

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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Author Q&As are back on Thursdays on Write On Online. Do you have a new book or an upcoming book release? Want to be featured on Write On Online? For consideration submit your info or email deckerling@gmail.com with your book and website links, as well as your short bio.

Write On Online’s Facebook page has been included again in The Write Life’s Top Facebook Groups for Writers. Thanks, The Write Life! Welcome to the new members who found us there. Check out the entire list.

In October 2015, 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.”

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 or Expert Column. Write On!

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