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

Join us for the September LA Meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 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 (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. August videos include August Meeting RecapWrite On: Downtime, and a fun video for Bad Poetry Day.

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Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner April Presnell, who won a copy of Suspense with a Camera by Jeffrey Michael Bays. Post your September Goals on 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 moreI also wrote a recap of my #MediaChat on Getting Unstuck.

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.

Check out the updated 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.


I was recently interviewed by Amanda Goldman-Petri on her Market Like a Nerd Podcast on How to Launch Your Blog in 30 Days. We talked about writing, productivity, and more. I share several of the tips I mention in my book Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blogas well. Listen to or watch the podcast.

When you combine food with advice, you’re bring love to the table. Check out Ask Al A Also send questions to

Shannon Luders-Manuel interviewed Tara Betts, co-editor of the new mixed-race essay anthology The Beiging of America, for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Jennifer Purdie’s book Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches and Trainers from Ulysses Press comes out October 10.

From Anh Nguyen: Many have asked how to help those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey and the catastrophic flooding. I encourage everyone to give to a local organization which will be able to make an impact and meet immediate needs. The August 29th edition of #MobileChat shared info on local orgs to help. Get info here.

Where will you submit your fiction from now through Thanksgiving? See Art Klepchukov’s latest Writer Unboxed contest roundup.

Call for Submissions: Visions with Voices Spoken Word Poetry and Short Narrative Online Journal. Deadline for fall issue September 25.

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.

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

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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.


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. Entrance is on Pontius on the west side of the building. RSVP on Facebook.

September 8: Michele Wallerstein’s online course – How to Break into the Screenwriting Business – at Screenwriters University begins.

September 9: Join Angel City Sports + DanceFit LA for a 1-hour donation class featuring Luckie and his cardio dance party “Old School Skinny” in West LA from 2 – 4pm. Let Loose and Sweat It Out during the class, stay after to learn more about ACS’ Adaptive Sports Programming, and then mix and mingle with some light snacks. The class is open to all ability levels, including ambulatory and wheelchair athletes. Get tickets.

September 12: I will be a guest on #MobileChat at 12pm pacific. Topic: Mobile Tools for Writing and Productivity.

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.

September 21: Want to attend a LIVE event with some top story speakers/educators? Join Michael Wiese Productions authors at 4pm in Los Angeles. Get details.

September 23: IWOSC presents Legal Issues for Writers from 10:30am – 1pm. Join two literary agents who are also attorneys in a workshop discussion, answering your questions about author rights, contracts, fair use, using pictures or names, and any legal issue about writing. $15 IWOSC Members; $35 non-members. In Culver City. Get details.

September 25: Hear a panel of authors discuss Giving Good Advice: How-To and Self-Help Books, at 7:30pm in Culver City. Topics include branding yourself as an expert, platforms, attracting agents, and the craft of writing itself. Join panelists Jennifer Purdie, Rebecca Cooper, Marilyn Anderson, Steven Sanchez, Debra Eckerling, and moderator Robin Quinn. Presented by IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California. Free to members; $15 non-members. See for Get details.

October 4: October 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.

October 16: I will be a guest on #ContentChat at 12pm pacific. Topic: Goal Setting and Time Management for Bloggers.

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.

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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