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

Join us for the June LA Meeting on Wednesday, June 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.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Kristy Wagner, who won a copy of Crash! Boom! Bang! How to Write Action Movies by Michael Lucker. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your June 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 and #GoalChat Recaps, and more. Keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook page for spontaneous live videos and join the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation.


In April I launched my new Goal Coaching website: I was recently a guest on Depict Media’s Midweek(ish) Show and on Catherine Basu’s Fit Fifteen Podcast, talking about, among other things, goal-setting using The D*E*B MethodAre you having trouble starting or finishing a project? Want to create a book, blog, or podcast, but don’t know where to begin? Contact me to find out how I can help you set, plan, and achieve your goals.

Check out Art Klepchukov’s seasonal roundup for Writer Unboxed: Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Summer 2018). Deadlines between June 1st and August 31st. Included with each writing contest are reasons to submit.

Sandra de Helen’s poem Looking Through Stained Glass will appear in Issue 4 of Impossible Archetype.

The last issue of Anne Toole’s 6-issue Dance of the Dead comic book series from Zenescope came out last week. She also contributed a comic book story to the Pink Panther 55th anniversary special, which came out in May.

Danica Davidson has two books coming out in June. The first, Manga Art for Intermediates, made with professional Japanese manga creator Rena Saiya, shows how to draw characters in the manga style and includes insider industry tips. She is also releasing the children’s adventure novel Last of the Ender Crystal, which is the latest in her series of books that take place as if Minecraft is real.

Save the Date: Come north for the 2018 Alaska Writers’ Guild writers and illustrators conference in Anchorage on September 21 and 22, 2018. So far, this year’s keynote faculty consists of Rebecca Zanetti and Angela Ackerman. Take a look at the 2017 conference on our web page for an idea of the sessions that will be offered. We’ll be updating the web page with the 2018 schedule soon!

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!

Quick Survey: If you have a minute, would love for you to chime in on my Goals Survey. Please and thank you.

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


June 6: June 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.

June 10: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Career Development.

June 11: An Insider’s View of Indie Publishing panel, 7pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City. Includes design, publicity, social media, reviews. Panel presented by PALA (Publishers Association of Los Angeles); details at $5 members; $15 nonmembers.

June 15: Carolyn Howard-Johnson will be doing a tele-seminar with founder and president of the National Association of Memoir Writers. Learn more here.

June 16: The Pitch with Pilar Alessandra, 10:30am to 1pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City. Learn how to pitch your novel or screenplay whenever opportunity knocks! Presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California). $15 IWOSC members, $35 nonmembers. RSVP and details at

June 17: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Writing.

June 18: I will be a guest on the #BizapaloozaChat Twitter Chat. Join us on Twitter at 11am PT, and follow the hashtag, @BizapaloozaChat, and @GoalChat.

June 21: I will be a guest on the #TwitterSmarter Twitter Chat. Join us on Twitter at 10am PT, and follow the hashtag, @MadalynSklar, and @GoalChat. Also watch the after-show at 11:30am PT on Facebook Live. I will share on the Write On Online page and group.

June 23: ScriptFest/Great American PitchFest at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles. Get tickets on Facebook.

June 24: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Facebook.

June 25: How to Make Money Writing panel, presented by IWOSC, 7:30pm, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City. Writers, learn of new markets and opportunities! Free to members; $15 nonmembers. Details at

July 1: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is July Goals.

July 11: July LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, in Westwood from 1-3pm. Due to Independence Day, the July meeting will be on the second Wednesday. C&M will validate parking in the building. RSVP on Facebook.


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, @TheDEBMethod, and @WriteOnOnline on Twitter.

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.

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.

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! 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.

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.

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 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 and email me to set up a session.



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