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

Join us for the August LA Meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 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 (“What would you name your autobiography?” “What’s your guilty pleasure?”), share your links (blog and social media), 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. July videos include July Meeting RecapPersonal Goal: Exercise, and Write Anything Challenge.

By the way, 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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Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Susan Mihalic. Post your August Goals on WriteOnOnline.com or the Facebook page or group to be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&AsWrite On! Wednesdays; RoundupsMeeting Recaps, and moreIf you’d like 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 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 deckerling@gmail.com with your website link and a short bio.

NEWS

Sandra de Helen’s short piece Missouri Summer Night will be published on Open Thought Vortex magazine’s website on Friday, August 4. Here’s the link.

J. Blair Brown picked up AIKAN ENTERTAINMENT, led by actor Nakia Dillard of HBOs The Wire, as a client. This Philadelphia based organization teaches ages five and up on acting skills, writing, directing and all things acting! Several of its students boasts film and TV gigs. They’re now developing production to film antics of Leroy, the lead character from J. Blair Brown’s book, Leroy and the Legend.

In Bruce Golden’s upcoming book Monster Town, private investigator Dirk Slade is looking for the killer of his best friend, as well as a missing teenager who just happens to be the son of Dracula. Along the way he encounters a host of old horror movie characters. A satire of old film noir and hard-boiled detective stories, Monster Town plays its mysterious plot straight, despite the bountiful list of quirky characters and its sardonic narration.

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.
Register now for the Todos Santos Writers WorkshopJanuary 27 thru Feb 3, 2018. Now in its 5th year, the conference is for writers at all levels. Seven days of workshops, seminars and fiesta in Pueblo Magico by the sea.

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

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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.

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.

EVENTS

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 3: Stage 32 & Michael Wiese Productions Presents: The Future of Story – Los Angeles from 7 – 10pm at WeWork La Brea Terrace. Join Jen Grisanti, Steve Kaplan, Christopher Vogler, Alvaro Rodriguez, and Richard Botto for a timely panel on the craft and business of screenwriting in 2017. Get details and tickets.

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 TweetChat.com, enter the hashtag MediaChat, and join us.

August 12: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) Summer Party at the Pig’N Whistle in Hollywood. RSVP and pay online. At noon: a private tour of the Egyptian Theater; otherwise arrive by 1 pm to order lunch and enjoy the company.

August 17: Book Publicists of Southern California presents The Reel Deal: Books into Film Update at Sportsman Lodge in Studio City. Speakers include Marilyn Anderson (moderator) author of How to Live Like a Millionaire When You’re a Million Short (her How to Beat a Bully was made into a film); Stephen Galloway, editor, features dept., at Hollywood Reporter and author of Leading Lady; indie filmmaker Jeff Potter, president/founder Porter Pictures; and Robert Kosberg, producer (movies include 12 Monkeys) and one of the best idea men in the business. Get details and ticket information.

September 6: September 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.

September 14, I will be a guest on #TwitterSmarter at 10am pacific. Topic: Time Management for Twitter. Join us for a Facebook Live after show at 11:30am pacific.

September 15 and 16: Anchorage Writers’ Conference.

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.

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.

FRIENDS OF WRITE ON!

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 OfficeHours.fm 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.

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 carollee@clktranscription.com 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 dwilen@yahoo.com and tell him Deb sent you!

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

iScript.com 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 michele@micheledesigns.com, 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 Deckerling@gmail.com 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 GuidedGoals.com. Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.

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