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

Join us for 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, check out the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation. Chime in on the threads, share your links, and more. Feel free to invite your friends to join too.

Plus, keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook page for spontaneous live videos. This month’s topic. Goal-Setting. Post your questions about setting and achieving goals in the comments or on Facebook.

Speaking of which … I recently updated the services page on Write On Online. If you need one-on-one coaching to complete your half-finished projects or finally get started, email me to set up a session.

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Post your July 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 Tracy Gerhardt-Cooperwho won a copy of Shooting Better Movies by Paul Dudbridge.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As (recent interviews are with Sandra Beckwith on Book Marketing, Arts Professional Alix Sloan, and author Michael Lucker, Crash! Boom! Bang!)Write On! Wednesdays; RoundupsMeeting Recaps, Guest Posts (Are You Funny Enough to Be a Screenwriter? by D.B. Gilles), 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.


C.M. Mayo just published “Dispatch from the Sister Republic or, Papelito Habla,” an essay on the Mexican literary landscape and the power of the book. Available in Kindle.

Lois Paige Simenson is Vice-President of Programs for the Alaska Writers Guild, and is working on the Anchorage Writers’ Conference for September 15 and 16. Jane Friedman, former editor of Writers’ Digest the keynote. Lois will be moderating the Jane Friedman breakout sessions.

Neurology Now published Sandra de Helen’s essay on migraines in their online magazine. It’s entitled it, “Finding A Life.” Read the essay.

Diane Williams was one of a team of five writers who developed the story and characters for The Tenure Games, Women in Film and Video-DC’s entry in the 2017 Washington, DC, 48 Hour Film Project. The event took place from June 23-25, and the film will screen on July 14. Diane wrote the script with all the dialogue in verse and directed. Watch the trailer.

The third book in Jen Brody’s trilogy, The United Continuums, publishes on July 11. Follow Jen on social media (TwitterInstagram, Facebook) for info on giveaways and events coming up this month.

The Epoch Times is inviting submissions of short (500-1,000 words), nonfiction articles that highlight any of the following themes: compassion, redemption, triumph of the human spirit, and life’s surprises. There is no entrance fee. Get more information.
Check out Write On Member Art Klepchukov’s roundup of fiction-writing contests that go through Labor Day.
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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.


July: Write On Goal-Setting Tips. Keep an eye on and the Facebook page for spontaneous video tips.

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 15: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents a day-long Marketing Intensive in Culver City. Learn to Prepare, Plan, and Produce the Perfect Book Marketing Campaign. Details here. Early-bird pricing ($110 for members, $150 for non) available through July 11; must RSVP & pay in advance.

July 16: Jen Brody will be doing the LA book launch for the third book in her trilogy—The United Continuums 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.

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. Come get Carolyn’s handout on how to make Amazon’s categories and ratings nudge your book sales up, up, up. The meeting is free. Learn more.

July 20: Susan Van Allen, Italy expert and author, is teaming up with Roman chef Elisabetta Ciardullo for a Summer, Italian Style evening, in Los Angeles. The event includes hands-on pasta making class, dinner with wine, and Italian Travel talk. Participants receive a signed copy of Van Allen’s 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go.” Get details.

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.

August 10: I will be a guest on #MediaChat at 7pm pacific. Topic: Getting Unstuck: How to Find Ideas for your Blog and Social Media. Go to, enter the hashtag MediaChat, and join us.

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.

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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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