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

Join us for the July LA Meeting on Wednesday, July 11, from 1 to 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 Jon Duckworth, who won a copy of The Writers Journey by Christopher Vogler. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your July 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.


Need help figuring out what you want and how to get it? Are you having trouble starting or finishing a project? Check out my workshops and one-hour coaching sessions, I can put you on the path to achieving your goals. To learn more, watch my appearance on Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter After Chat and on DIY Marketers pre-#BizapaloozaChat. Plus, check out Jim Katzaman’s article covering my method behind “goal-setting madness.” Contact me to get started.

Shannon Luders-Manuel recently had her first byline in the New York Daily News: “Of Morgan Freeman, gods and monsters: Men are human, not either saintly or irredeemable.”

Petrea Burchard will be speaking about Audiobooks to the San Gabriel Valley Women Writers on Saturday, July 21st at the Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011, from 10am to 12pm. The meeting is in the coffeeshop and parking is behind/under the store. Come a few minutes early so you can have your coffee in hand when the meeting starts. Women and gender non-conforming writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited.

Writer’s Digest awarded Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s newest book, Imperfect Echoes, honorable mention in their poetry book competition.

A recent study showed that 94% who use LinkedIn to distribute content. It also revealed that marketers cited LinkedIn as being the most effective channel for content distribution, ranking ahead of Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Read B2B marketer Marisa Cali’s article to see Why LinkedIn is good for B2B.

Are You Ready to Video Like A Rockstar? Join Madalyn Sklar’s Online Mastermind Training Program for women in business and you’ll break through your fear and feelings of overwhelm around Live and Recorded Video.

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

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 2018 schedule!

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! Also, all MWP titles are always 25% off.

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.


July 11: July 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.

July 15: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Work-Life Balance.  Join #GoalChat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Go to and follow the hashtag. And read the recaps.

July 21: IWOSC (Independent Writers of SoCal) presents a Grammar & Punctuation Review for Writers. Flo Selfman is the instructor, and she’ll have handouts on things like the Top Ten Mistakes Writers Make. The event is from 10:30am to 1pm< at the Veterans Memorial Building on Culver & Overland. RSVP at; $15 members, $35 non.

July 22: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Facebook.

July 23: What are 2018’s most important Reads, Resources, and Recommendations for Writers? IWOSC’s first Summer Share will let you know what tools and information you should have. Event starts at 7:30pm, and is at the Veterans Memorial Building, downstairs in Room 3. RSVP at; members free, nonmembers $15.

July 29: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is August Goals.

August 8: The August LA Hangout will be on the second Wednesday of the month 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.


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, orlisten 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. Learn more about The D*E*B Method through my interviews on Depict Media’s Midweek(ish) Show and Catherine Basu’s Fit Fifteen Podcast



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