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The Write On Online March 2018 Newsletter has member news, events, and more.

Join us for the March LA Meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 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. And, whether or not you live in LA, connect with the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation.

Check out Write On Online’s #GoalChat Twitter Chat on Sundays at 7pm PT/10pm ET. Share wins, tweet your goals, and chime in on each week’s special topic. Go to and follow the hashtag. Learn more about #GoalChat, read the recaps, and follow @GoalChat and  @WriteOnOnline on Twitter.

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Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner John Bourke, who won a copy of The Three Wells of Screenwriting by Matthew Kalil. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your March GoalsBtw, you can find some awesome ebooks at the lowest prices at my Write On Online MWP Affiliate bookstore.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting Recaps, and more. Plus, keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook page for spontaneous live videos.


Watch my 2018 Goal-Setting workshop at LAX Chamber on Facebook Live. And, if you have a public or private group, and would like to have me speak, please reach out for more information. I do these online and in person.

Michael Wiese Productions Fans: If you do a Facebook Live stream to talk about your favorite MWP book and post it, they will send any MWP Book to you absolutely FREE. Let the Facebook Live streaming begin!

Shannon Luders-Manuel recently added Sensitivity Reader to her services. If you have black and black/mixed characters and want a sensitivity read, contact for more information.

Marta Adint Weeks is currently doing a teleplay of her novella, The Sylph’s Tale, now on Amazon. She is currently completing book two and writing book three.

Arthur Klepchukov recently had two flash-fiction pieces published online. On his blog he shares what it took to get each to publication—including full rejections. Read about “Rivet Here” and “bleedin’ peach.”

“Coming of Age” is the theme of the 15th Annual Momaya Short Story Competition. The judging panel includes editors from Random House and Penguin, and a published novelist. Submit your short story (3,000 word limit) by April 30, 2018, in order to compete for prize money and publication in the Momaya Annual Review 2018.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning How To Do It Frugally Series of books for writers, offers free exposure for your book–any genre from profession-related nonfiction books to poetry–on her blog, The New Book Review. Submission guidelines are in the left column of the blog and submissions may include a generous bio for both the author of the book being reviewed and the reviewer. Don’t forget to get permission from the reviewer to reprint his or her review!

The Tahoma Literary Review is accepting narrative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions. Full guidelines are here. They currently pay between $30 and $100.


March 7: March 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.

March 13: At 7pm join a phone-in seminar with Joan Stewart, who’ll give tips to writers on generating free publicity for their books, presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California). IWOSC members pay $5; nonmembers $15. RSVP and pay here.

March 14: Join a trifecta of Branding Experts – Janet Gervers, Yvonne Larson, and Rachel Klewicki – to get your tips, tools, and techniques to align your branding with the message that you intend to present to the world. There’s limited seating at their FREE event, from 7 – 9pm, in Culver City, CA, so grab your ticket today.

March 19: SMCLA presents Chatbots: Big Data Tool or Creative Playground? The panel, which starts at 7pm, takes place at General Assembly in Santa Monica. Get tickets.

March 26:Writers and Social Media: What You Can (and Should) be Doing Now,” a panel presented by IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City, at 7:30pm. $15 (free to IWOSC members). RSVP and get more information at

April 4: April LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, in Westwood from 1-3pm. RSVP on Facebook.


Join #GoalChat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Go to and follow the hashtag.

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.


Is one of your goals this year to start or relaunch your blog? Check out my book Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog. And if you read the book, I would love a review. Please and thank you.

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.

Talking With Authors” is a podcast that features interviews with independent and small-press authors. Tell them about your books here.

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 online platform, and book-marketing basics. Check it out today!

Writers, pen won’t budge? Read The Morning Nudge! Get your free subscription.


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 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 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. 

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 Also send questions to 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.

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.

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 Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.

Need one-on-one coaching to set goals and make a plan for your book, blog, social media, or other passion project? Go to my service page and email me to set up a session.



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