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Happy New Year, Everyone! Due to the holidays, the January LA Hangout will be next Wednesday, January 10, from 1 – 3pm at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Start the year off right. 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.

January 8 is the deadline to send January newsletter items (2-3 lines + link) to deckerling@gmail.com. Also, join us on Sundays at 7pm on Twitter for #GoalChat. Details below.

Remember, post January Goals on Write On Online or Facebook to be entered in a drawing to win this month’s book from Michael Wiese Productions. Also, share your 2017 Accomplishments & 2018 Goals.

Goal-setting season is upon us. My first goal-setting workshop for 2018 is a Lunch N Learn at LAX Chamber of Commerce on January 19. 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.

More in this week’s Write On Wednesday!

Upcoming Events

January 5: Scriptwriters Network Friday Night Social Monthly Mixer with Jen Grisanti and Final Draft.  The event takes place in Los Angeles, starting at 6:30pm at the Double Take Restaurant and Lounge in The Palomar Hotel. RSVP on Meetup.

January 7: #GoalChat at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern.  I will be holding office hours each Sunday on Twitter to answer your questions on goal-setting and productivity, as well as help you set goals and put yourself in a position for success. Tweet your questions, using the #GoalChat hashtag and follow @GoalChat and @WriteOnOnline on Twitter. Learn more about #GoalChat.

January 8: Deadline to send in a 2-3 line news item or event for the January Newsletter to deckerling@gmail.com.

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.

February 7: February 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 MAnnapav@aol.com.

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Join the Write On Online Facebook Group for more community and connection. Plus, keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook Page for resources, such as articles and my spontaneous motivational videos.

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Want to know where to submit this winter? See Art Klepchukov’s Writer Unboxed winter contest roundup.

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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!

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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