WODid you miss the August 2017 meeting? Read the recap and watch the video. We talked about the value of getting a win this month, and everyone – including me – shared an end-of-summer goal. Keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook Page for my spontaneous videos, designed to help motivate and cheer you on.

Remember, post your August Goals on Write On Online and weekly goals on Facebook (a new goal thread starts every Monday) to be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

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Join the Write On Online Facebook Group for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs to chime in on the threads, share your links, and more. For instance, yesterday’s question was, “What’s your hobby?”There’s lots of variety of interests in our group  Feel free to invite your friends and peers to join too.

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.

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 deckerling@gmail.com with your website link and a short bio. Thanks!

Upcoming Events

August 10: So excited! 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.

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.

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Need blogging inspiration? Check out my book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your BlogWhether 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 StitcherSeason 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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Writers, please email me if you have a 2-3 line news item or event and/or if you are are interested in contributing a Write On! Review or Expert Column. Write On!

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