The July LA Meeting on Wednesday, July 12, from 1 – 3pm at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Hang out, set goals, and catch up with your writer/creative/entrepreneur peeps. C&M will validate parking in the building. Entrance is on Pontius Ave. RSVP on Facebook.

If you don’t live in LA, or even if you do, join the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation. Chime in on the threads, share your links, and more. Like the live hangouts, the group is for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. Feel free to invite your friends and peers to join too.

Send newsletter items (2-3 lines + link) to by July 10. Plus, post your July Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.  More in this week’s Write On Wednesday!

Upcoming Events

July: Watch the Write On Facebook Page for spontaneous videos on this month’s topic: Blogging. Need more blogging inspiration? Check out my book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog

July 9: Authors and Editors: Holding Hands or Butting Heads? from 2–3:30pm, at Flintridge Bookstore in La Cañada, CA. Join Laurie Gibson for a look at what happens behind the scenes when a book is being professionally published. Laurie has served nearly 200 first-time authors and edited/proofread hundreds of published books. Cost $25. For registration, call the bookstore at (818) 790-0717.

July 10: Deadline to send in a 2-3 line news item or event for the July Newsletter to or submit here.

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.

August 2: August 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.

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Check out Write On Member Art Klepchukov’s roundup of fiction-writing contests that go through Labor Day.


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!

Author & Expert Q&As on Write On Online. Do you have a new book or an upcoming book release? Do you have an entrepreneurial, marketing, or creative specialty to share? Are you interested in being featured on Write On Online? For consideration email with your website link and a short bio. Thanks!

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.

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!

Check out the Guided Goals Podcast on Write On’s companion site 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 YouTubelisten, and subscribe on iTunesor listen on Stitcher



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