June? Already? Yup. Time sure flies. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the June meeting in Westwood. If you missed it, read the recap and watch the video. I also offered some networking tips for the June Networking Challenge. Watch the Write On Online Facebook Page for more networking recommendation videos throughout the month, and let us know how you are doing in the comments.
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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 pa-la.org. $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 iwosc.org. $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 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 iwosc.org; 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 MAnnapav@aol.com.
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.
Need blogging inspiration? Check out my book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog. Whether you are starting or relaunching your blog, it will walk you through the process.
Check out 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. Season two is starting soon.
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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