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

Join us for the April 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 are lots of food and drink options, as well as validated parking in the building. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your April Goals on or the Facebook page to be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Emily Dillswho won a copy of Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low-Budget Independent Film Producing by Maureen Ryan.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As (recent interviews are with Linda Seger, Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath; Jillian Vorce, 20/20 Mind Sight; and Christina Kettman, The Social Media Cookbook); Write On! Wednesdays; RoundupsMeeting 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: Last month, I reopened our Facebook group as a resource for Write On Online members to share their news, links, and upcoming events. Join the conversation.

Need some blogging inspiration? My book, Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Bloghas everything you need to launch or reboot your blog.

If you want to learn more about me, check out Kristen Tsetsi’s interview with me on Jane Friedman’s blog and my interview on Carrie Dils podcast. Also, read my post on how to develop relationships with other writers on Aerogramme Writer’s Studio.

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Shannon Luders-Manuel is celebrating her first published essay for the New York Times, about her grandmother’s love of writing and subsequent decline into dementia. Read it here.

Art Klepchukov’s San Francisco-based in-person critique group is looking for 1 – 2 new members to join. Get details and learn how to apply.

Marilyn Anderson’s new book How to Live Like a MILLIONAIRE When You’re a MILLION Short launches on April 18. You’ll get fantastic money-saving tips on how to save thousands of dollars on entertainment, travel, shopping, beauty, health, home décor, and more.

Alex Willging is putting out a call for writers, editors, and voice actors for an audio drama podcast he’s starting, called “Magic Hunters.” Contact for more information.

UK Member Jennifer Pulling just completed her first story for children. “Such a refreshing change from writing for adults!” she says. It’s based on the love/hate relationship with Marmite, a national treasure. Visit her website or connect on Facebook.

MWP Authors Ellen Besen (Animation Unleashed) and Aubry Mintz will be appearing on Turner Classic on April 9th at 8pm EST discussing the National Film Board of Canada. Tune in.

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Who makes more money than most authors (probably put together)? The ghostwriter. Want to find out how to become one? Check out 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 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 are wanted for interviews on the #SheWroteABook podcast with Lena Anani. If interested, please inquire here and 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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April 5: April LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles from 1- 3pm. Parking in the building will be validated. RSVP on Facebook. NOTE: Attendees at the April meeting will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of  Journaling Power: How to Create the Happy, Healthy Life You Want to Live by Mari L. McCarthy. Check out my Q&A with Mari

April 12: Raindance Pitch Clinic with Michael Wiese in London from 6:30pm – 9pm. Sign up here. Note: Elliot Grove, Founder and Director of Raindance, invited Michael to join him to present a Pitch Clinic a month ago, and they had a packed house and a lot of laughs. Moreover, attendees banked many skills that will help get their films, scripts, and proposals noticed.

April 20: IWOSC & PALA present a teleseminar: Kindle Direct Publishing: Print on Demand with Daniel Slater, Principal, Independent Publishing, Kindle Global Content. Learn about KDP’s new Print on Demand service. Starts at 7pm. $15 for non members. Register here.

April 22 – 23: LA Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California campus. Get the details, schedule, etc.

April 22 – 27: NAB Show in Las Vegas. If you are attending NAB in Las Vegas, stop by the two official NAB bookstores
to purchase your favorite MWP Books (North Hall – Near the registration booth and South Hall – Upper Lobby). You may bump into MWP authors.

April 24: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents their annual Literary Agents Panel at 7:30 pm. Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland, Culver City. RSVP at; nonmembers $15; IWOSC members free.

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

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.

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 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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