The Write On Online December 2017 Newsletter has member news, events, contests, and more.
DUE TO THE FIRES IN WEST LA, THE DECEMBER HANGOUT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join us for the December LA Meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 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 at our last meeting of the year. C&M will validate parking in the building. Entrance is on Pontius Ave. RSVP on Facebook.
Check out the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation. This month’s featured thread: What’s the best gift to give a writer, creative, or entrepreneur? Add your thoughts or your own link.
Thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy of my book Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog during my promo last week. I made it into the top 3 in free books in both the blogging and writing skills categories, and truly appreciate your support. Did you like the book? I would love a review. Please and thanks!
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Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Danny Gallagher, who won a copy of The Coffee Break Screenwriter Breaks the Rules by Pilar Alessandra. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your December Goals. NOTE: All MWP books can be purchased at www.mwp.com at a 25% discount. Guaranteed delivery for the holidays if you order by December 8.
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Goal-setting season is upon us. Last week, I talked about Goal Setting on Ai Addyson-Zhang Facebook Live Show: Classroom without Walls. If you need help getting your goals together, watch it here. Plus, my first goal-setting workshop for 2018 is a Lunch N Learn at LAX Chamber of Commerce on January 12. If you have a public or private group, and would like to have me speak, please reach out for more information. I do these virtually and in person.
Petrea Burchard’s books are featured in a pop-up bookstore at Harper Salon, 8259 Melrose in West Hollywood until early January. Harper is sponsoring the pop-up along with The Last Bookstore in downtown LA, to benefit School on Wheels.
Sandra de Helen’s essay “My [Failed] Abortion” received a Pushcart nomination by the publisher of ROAR.
Jennifer Brody’s essay “Let Me IN” is included in From The Stars: Young Adult Sci-fi Anthology, which publishes next week.
CONTESTS & SUBMISSIONS
Want to know where to submit your fiction this winter? See Art Klepchukov’s latest Writer Unboxed contest roundup.
Send in Your Sci Fi. Light Bringer Project & Sci-Fest L.A. invite YOU to submit your original short science fiction stories to their science fiction competitions! The winners will receive cash prizes and all finalists’ stories will be read on stage by celebrity guests at LitFest Pasadena on May 19-20, 2018. It is free to submit stories. Get details, deadlines, and guidelines.
Call for Submissions: Anthology Competition. Theme: “Table for Two.” Whether it’s a first date, worst date, blind date, or special celebration, some of our most memorable meals involve dining with another person. Of the 20 best personal essays chosen by our judges for publication, the top three will respectively receive $200, $150 and $100 and a feature interview. $5 entry fee. Deadline December 10, 2017.
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.
December 6: Digital Family Reunion in Los Angeles. Use promo code DFR17 for $20 off. Get tickets.
December 6: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) 35th Anniversary Holiday Party in Downtown LA. Get details.
December 10: Women’s Self Defense Class with Larry Novick, Ace Aikido, in Santa Monica from 2 – 5pm. Learn more.
December 13: December 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.
December 15: Social Media Club LA, LA Adobe, and General Assembly Ugly Sweater Holiday Party in Santa Monica. Starts at 6:30pm. Get tickets.
January 10: January 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. To give people time to get back in the swing of things, this month’s meeting will be on the second Wednesday. RSVP on Facebook.
January 19: LA peeps, join me for a Goal-Setting Lunch N Learn at LAX Coworking. Starts at 11:30am at LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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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.
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FRIENDS OF WRITE ON!
Want to learn more about me, check out my interview on Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter Monthly Talk Show, Kristen Tsetsi’s interview with me on Jane Friedman’s blog, my interview on Carrie Dils OfficeHours.fm podcast, and 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.
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.
When you combine food with advice, you’re bring love to the table. Check out Ask Al A Carte.com. Also send questions to email@example.com and check out her Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for even more food for thought.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him Deb sent you!
Ellen Lutwak is doing Back to the Art, Architecture & Alleys walking tours in Beverly Hills! Get details.
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.
Need book covers, illustrations, or other book design elements? Contact email@example.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.
Write On’s Guided Goals: Define, Plan & Achieve Your Goals. 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.