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Check out the March 2017 Newsletter for news, events, contests, info on the new Write On Facebook group, and more. #WriteOn

Join us for the March LA Write On!/Guided Goals Meeting at our NEW LOCATION on Wednesday, March 1, from 1 – 3pm at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. We’ll hang out, set goals, and catch up. There is nearby metered and street parking. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your March 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 Jim E Yockeywho won a copy of Writing Subtext by Linda Seger.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As (recent interviews are with Brooks Wachtel, Lady Sherlock; Mari L McCarthy, Journaling Power; and Yi Shun Lai, Not a Self-Help Book); Write On! Wednesdays; Roundups (take a look at why our members Love Writing), 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 or submit your info here.


New Write On Online Facebook Group: This week, I reopened our Facebook group as a resource for Write On Online members to share their news, links, and upcoming events. Join here.

Need some blogging inspiration? Check out my book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog. Also listen to my interview with Carrie Dils on the podcast.

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At last month’s live meeting, both Dennis Wilen and Jean Roth set goals of launching/refreshing their websites this month. Missions accomplished. Check out and

UK Write On Member Jennifer Pulling’s radio play, “The Festa of San Joan,” had a rehearsed reading by professional actors and was directed by long term actor/director Martin Cort in London last weekend. It went very well and she hopes it will go on to be broadcast. The Society of Women Writers and Journalists hold day-long drama events where playwrights work is read and criticized.

Sandra De Helen’s poem Poor Doctor Cottingham was published this week in the Medical Journal of Australia. Read it on her Facebook page.

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Ghostwriting Your Way to a Profitable Writing Business: Karen Cioffi-Ventrice’s new 5-week interactive eclass through WOW! Women on Writing will teach you how to get started, how to deal with clients, how to create agreements, how to charge, and more.

Listen to GetPublished! Radio. “Your host Gerald Everett Jones has the answers – because he’s already made all the mistakes himself,” radio announcer Bill Navarro quips. The podcast, which has been available on iTunes and other channels since last April, moved to a half-hour weekly broadcast, Sundays at Noon Pacific, on KNNN 87.7 FM in Redding, California. Out of the area, you can Listen Live at  or stream/download from podcast channels.

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Mineral School, a newer artists residency in a former elementary school in Mineral, WA, a fishing lake town near Mt. Rainier, has begun taking applications for 2017 writing residencies. Summer residencies are two weeks long, nominally priced ($425) and include room, board (allergies accommodated), visiting author presentations, and opportunities for writing residents to read publicly. During the fall, we’re also offering 8 free one-week residencies to parent authors via support from The Sustainable Arts Foundation. These free residencies have a reduced ($10) application fee and feature visiting author Claire Dederer (Poser) and Neal Thompson (A Curious Man). Final deadline is 2/15/17. Application and more info via Submittable.

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.

Talking With Authors” is a podcast that features interviews with independent and small press authors. Tell them about your books here.

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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March 1: March LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles from 1- 3pm. RSVP on Facebook. NOTE: Attendees at the March meeting will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Pamela Jaye Smith’s book: Romantic Comedies: These Films Can Save Your Love Life.” Read my Q&A with Pamela Jaye.

March 5: Deadline to report back on your completed project for Win With Write On: Focus in February. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you focus. Comment on Facebook or to be eligible to win a copy of one of my ebooks.

March 10 – 18: SXSW in Austin, Texas. (Pamela Jaye Smith is speaking on March 14, btw.)

March 13: PALA (Publishers Association Los Angeles) presents Carolyn Howard Johnson, “Tapping the Power of Reviews for Book Sales.” Monday, March 13 at 7 pm at the Veterans Memorial Building, Culver & Overland, Culver City. Free to members; $15 non. See for more info.

March 18: An Intimate Panel on NonFiction Writing with Marc Weingarten and another panelist TBA, at 10:30am. The panel will answer your questions about magazine and ezine article and essay markets, memoir, writing how-to and other nonfiction books. Presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern CA) at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City; details at Members $15, nonmembers $35.

March 21: Social Media Club LA panel on Everything You Need to Know About Broadcasting Live at General Assembly in Santa Monica, starts at 6:30pm. Details and tickets here.

March 22 – 24: Social Media Marketing World in San Diego. Learn more and get tickets.

March 27: IWOSC Writing Criticism/Culture for TV, Movies, and Books Panel at 7:30pm at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City; details at Members free, nonmembers $15.

April 3: Brooks Wachtel discusses and signs Lady Sherlock at Book Soup in West Hollywood at 7pm. Details here.

April 5: April LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway in West Los Angeles from 1-3pm. RSVP on Facebook.

April 9:  Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be presenting at Kathleen Sexton Kaiser’s launch of her new series of seminars this spring, Indie AuthorSeminars, in Camarillo, CA. Kathleen is an indie author, the President of Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN), and producer of 805 Writers Conference in Ventura, CA. All those who attend Carolyn’s seminar will receive a copy of her multi award-winning The Frugal Book Promoter, courtesy of Kathleen.

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

Ongoing: 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

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.


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 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 for more information.

Does your website or blog need a new look?  Does it work the way it’s supposed to on desktops, smartphones, and tablets? Our friend Dennis Wilen can help. Email and tell him Deb sent you! 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.

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

POPS the Club, a nonprofit that creates, trains and supports clubs in high schools for students whose lives have been impacted by incarceration and deportation now serves nine schools in the L.A. area, as well as schools in Pennsylvania, Northern California, and Minnesota. They are always looking for volunteers; writers are especially welcome. If you’re interested, sign up here.

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.

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. Email or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

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 Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.



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