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

Join us for the October LA Meeting on Wednesday, October 4, 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. September videos include September Meeting RecapWrite On: Sunday Reboot, and pre-IWOSC panel on writing self-help and how-tos.

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Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Jeff Isenhart, who won a copy of Filmmaking for Change, 2nd Edition by Jon Fitzgerald. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your October Goals.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&AsWrite On! Wednesdays; RoundupsMeeting Recaps, and moreAlso, check out the from my #MobileChat on Writing Tools and #TwitterSmarter Chat on Time Management and Productivity.

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 set goals and make a plan for your book, blog, social media, or other passion project,  email me to set up a session.


Jennifer Purdie’s book Growth Mindset for Athletes, Coaches and Trainers from Ulysses Press comes out October 10. The book discusses success strategies for sports pros and amateurs.

Fun and art all-in-one! Get a new perspective on color and art by reading Beth Feldman’s Segmation’s blog.

Jennifer Pulling’s brand-new website is live. Plus, her latest play “Justice” had a rehearsed reading at the latest SWWJ Drama Day at Westminster Library, London, last Saturday. Set on the Sardinian island of Asinara, the play charts the weeks when anti-mafia judge, Giovanni Falcone and his colleague, Paolo Borsellino prepared the huge documentation for the Maxitrials that took place in Palermo in the 80s.

Of interest to authors of both fiction and nonfiction: Petrea Burchard, G.B. Pool, and Bonnie Schroeder will discuss their books, their writing process, and how their varied backgrounds led them to the writing profession at the Glendale Library on November 9. All three authors are dedicated to the craft and have interesting stories to share about the writing life. The trio will also read brief passages from their work and field questions from the audience.

Fiction Writing for Children is a 180-page book from award-winning children’s author and ghostwriter Karen Cioffi. You’ll be shown how to write your story, submit your work, establish your author online platform, and book marketing basics. Check it out today!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson will present at’s first-ever #IndieAuthorsCon in the heart of Philadelphia November 3rd to 5th at the Sonesta Hotel. Learn more and register using “Carolyn” as a special discount code here.

At the Indiana Faith & Writing Conference at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, on October 21. Terry Whalin will be teaching a workshop called 10 Publishing Myths and meeting with authors about their book ideas throughout the conference.

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

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

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 with host Gerald Everett Jones. The half-hour weekly podcast is broadcast on Sundays at 12pm Pacific, on KNNN 87.7 FM in Redding, California. Listen Live online or download on iTunes. Listen to my appearance on GetPublished Radio: Writing Posts that Engage.

The Tahoma Literary Review is accepting narrative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions. Full guidelines are here. 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.


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 6: Scriptwriters Network Friday Night Social Monthly Mixer with Jen Grisanti and Final Draft in Los Angeles, starting at 6:30pm at the Double Take Lounge in The Palomar Hotel. RSVP on Meetup.

October 8: Writing Marathon at On The Page in Studio City from 9am to midnight. Get details.

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

October 16: PALA (Publishers Association of Los Angeles) presents a free program: Publishing Magic Secrets Revealed: Winning Tools & Techniques to Make Publishing Your Book a Profitable Adventure. Join expert guests at the Veterans Building in Culver City at 6:30pm. For more info see

October 21: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents Emmy-winning writer and producer Shelby Stone in a frank discussion about racism, sexism, and homophobia in our 21st century entertainment publishing community from 10:30am to 1pm at the Veterans Building in Culver City. See for details. Members $15; non $35.

October 30: A Magazine Editors panel, presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) at the Veterans Building in Culver City at 7:30 pm. Learn what editors for The Los Angeles Times and top magazines and ezines are seeking. Details at Free to members, $15 non.

November: National Novel Writing Month. Are you planning to write a book in November? Sign up at

November 1: November 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.

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 podcastand Amanda Goldman-Petri’s on her Market Like a Nerd Podcast on How to Launch Your Blog in 30 Days. Also, read my post on how to develop relationships with other writers on Aerogramme Writer’s Studio and check out my book Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog.

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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