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Check out the Write On Online June 2017 Newsletter for news, events, and more.

Join us for the June LA Write On!/Guided Goals Meeting on Wednesday, June 7, 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. (Enter on Pontius Ave.) RSVP on Facebook.

And … if you don’t live in LA – or even if you do – join the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and connections! Chime in on the threads, share your links, and more. Feel free to invite your friends and peers to join too.

Plus, keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook page for spontaneous live videos.

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Post your June 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 Lois Paige Simensonwho won a copy of Write!Crash! Boom! Bang! How to Write Action Movies by Michael Lucker.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As (recent interviews are with Susan Mihalic and Eileen Wiard, Contributions, the These Summer Months anthology and Wanda Luthman, Gloria and the Unicorn); Write On! Wednesdays; RoundupsMeeting Recaps, and more

Do you have a new book or an upcoming book release? Do you have an entrepreneurial, marketing, or creative specialty to share? Want to be featured on Write On Online? For consideration email with your website link and a short bio.


The Washington DC Comedy Writers Group is celebrating their 5th year of hosting their meetings at Judy’s Bar & Restaurant (2212 14th Street NW). This group, created by Mandy Dalton and Write On Member Wayne Manigo, meets every Monday at 8:30 p.m. (with the exception of a few select holidays). There is no cost to attend. Connect on Twitter @dccomedywriters and Facebook.

What do you do when you unexpectedly end up with a famous cat? Kathryn van Beek decided to publish a children’s book about him. Learn more about Bruce Finds A Home on Kickstarter.

Last month, as artist-in-residence at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, C.M. Mayo gave a workshop on “Nature and Travel Writing for the Vivid Dreamer.” The handout from that workshop, which includes three brief, fun exercises to energize your writerly perception, is available for free here.

Sandra de Helen’s creative non-fiction piece “Outhouse” will be published by Five:2:One in their #sideshow section on June 19. Also, “Blue Roses,” her full-length play about Rose Marie Kennedy and Tennessee Williams’s sister Rose, will be read twice during Women Theatre Festival’s Occupy the Stage event in Raleigh, NC, on June 30.

Jen Brody will be doing the LA book launch for the third book in her trilogy—The United Continuums (which publishes on July 11) at Skylight Books on July 16 at 5pm. She’ll be in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Briggs. Xach Fromson (co-founder of Shades and Shadows) will moderate. RSVP on Facebook.

Plus, Jen Brody joined Joey Held on the INKcast podcast to chat about The 13th Continuum trilogy. She discusses her writing process, how she markets herself both to agents and a wider audience, and what it’s like to have The Lord of the Rings on her resume. It’s a thoroughly entertaining and informative listen – plenty of valuable takeaways! Listen here.

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Want to be part of the next book in the Write On series? Take my goal-setting survey. I will be including data and examples from it in the book.

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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. Listen to my appearance on GetPublished Radio: Writing Posts that Engage.

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.

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

Want to find out how to become a ghostwriter? Check out Ghostwriting Your Way to a Profitable Writing Business: Karen Cioffi-Ventrice’s 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.

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Need blogging inspiration? Check out my book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog.


June: Write On Networking Challenge. Keep an eye on and the Facebook page for details.

June 7: June LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, in Westwood from 1-3pm. C&M will validate parking in the building for the first 15.  RSVP on Facebook.

June 8: Book’d in Burbank: The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out  at The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood at 8pm. This special YA Summer Edition features authors Maria Alexander, Maurene Goo, Aditi Khorana, and Lilliam Rivera. Get event details.

June 14: Audiobooks: How to Make and Sell Them, at 7 pm. PALA (Publishers Association of Los Angeles) brings together experts to describe the how-to’s of creating and selling audiobooks. Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland in Culver City. RSVP at $5 PALA members, $15 non.

June 17: Ina Hillebrandt presents Jump Start Your Book Writing Project for IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern CA) 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your ideas as she discusses structure, dialogue, characters, and more. Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland in Culver City. RSVP at $15 members, $35 non.

June 18 – 23: Writers, hone your craft, pitch industry insiders, and join a new fun and supportive tribe at Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Take it from late co-founder Ray Bradbury, with more than 20 different workshops of all genres, advanced submissions, professional critiques, best-selling author speakers, two full banquet dinners, awards ceremony, afternoon publishing panels, one-on-one agent meetings, a publishing industry cocktail party, plus a fun talent show on the last day, this conference is about the love of writing and writers, and can change your life. Register with more than one and save big. Learn more.

June 24: Marilyn Anderson will be giving a talk and signing her new book,How to Live Like a Millionaire When You’re a Million Short  from 11:30am to 2pm at Il Piccolo Verde, 140 S. Barrington Pl, in Los Angeles. Get tons of incredible information on how to save thousands of dollars on entertainment, restaurants, shopping, fashion, travel, health, beauty, home decor, and more. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook. Read my Q&A with Marilyn.

June 23 – 25: Doctors go to Med School… Lawyers go to Law School… Screenwriters go to ScriptFest/Great American Pitch Fest at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport (2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA). Use code: MWP10 at checkout to get a 10% discount from Michael Wiese Productions. Attend classes and panels, enjoy the Agent, Managers, and Industry Luncheon, pitch your script, and more. Get details and sign up.

June 26: Comedy Writing and Wronging at 7:30 p.m. A panel of comedy writers discuss comic styles and formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.) Presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern CA) at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland in Culver City. RSVP at; Free to members, $15 non.

July 9: Self Defense Class for Women with Lawrence Novick, Ph.D. from 2 – 5pm in Santa Monica. The day will be centered around proven-effective techniques for staying calm and getting away from threatening situations rather than confronting an assailant with violence. Larry will also teach techniques that will allow a person to deal with aggression definitively if necessary. Get details on Facebook.

July 12: July LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, in Westwood from 1-3pm. C&M will validate parking in the building. RSVP on Facebook.

July 19: Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be speaking at a satellite meeting of both Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN) on  at 6:30 pm at Newbury Park Branch Library, 2331 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park, CA 91320. The meeting is free. Learn more.

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

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.


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.

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.

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!

Ellen Lutwak is doing Back to the Art, Architecture & Alleys walking tours in Beverly Hills! Get details. 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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