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

Join us for the October LA Meeting on Wednesday, October 3, from 1:30 to 3pm at Caffe Luxxe, 11640 San Vicente, Suite 101, in Brentwood. Hang out, set goals, and catch up with your writer/creative/entrepreneur peeps.  RSVP on Facebook.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Eve Kanne, who won a copy of Writing the TV Drama Series, 4th Edition by Pamela Douglass. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your October 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. Contact me to get started.

Janet Gervers recently founded to connect and empower women entrepreneurs and consultants. Go to the website to subscribe to the newsletter and get your free business listing. Note: The launch event will be on Wednesday, October 24 in Santa Monica. Details below.

From Stephanie Olivieri: For the 8th year in a row, the Daily Ghost is back, starting October 1st! A new ghosting appears every day at midnight for the entire month! Ghosts disappear in November, so make sure to subscribe and check in. BOO!

Madalyn Sklar is now taking registration for her Video Like a Rockstar Program. If you sign up, let Madalyn know you heard about it from me, and she’ll give you a FREE 25 minute consult ($99 value). Want more info? Check out her Video Like A Rockstar Mini-Series. On Tuesday Madalyn Interviewed Kami Watson Huyse on how she’s growing her business using Instagram’s IGTV video (watch the replay). On Thursday, she’ll be interviewing Todd Giannattasio, Growth Suite, who’s a master at using recorded video to grow his business. Watch live at 12pm PT.

November is National Novel Writing Month. Are you writing a novel in November? Stay tuned for deets – and a special #NaNoWriMo #GoalChat on October 21 – for extra support and encouragement.

November is National Podcast Post Month (aka NaPodPoMo) is in its 11th year. The increased popularity of podcasting, along with the ease of creating shows with mobile apps, has really opened up the medium. Are you considering launching or revitalizing your podcast? There are no hard and fast rules as to how you do this. If on November 30th you have recorded 30 shows, then you win. Learn more. And join us on Twitter for the October 7th #GoalChat, where the special topic is Podcasting.

Check out Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Fall 2018. Each opportunity includes reasons to submit. Thanks for sharing, Art Klepchukov.

Travel Photo Award: For We Said Go Travel’s 2018 Best in Travel Photo Award, share your favorite shot. Why do you love it? How did you create it? Submit a photo taken in the last two years. Deadline is November 1, 2018. Free to enter.

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.

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


October 3: NEW LOCATION, NEW TIME: October LA Meeting from 1:30 to 3pm at Caffe Luxxe, 11640 San Vicente, Suite 101, in Brentwood. The parking lot is free for 90 minutes. RSVP on Facebook.

October 7: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Podcasting.  We’ll also talk about preparing for National Podcast Posting Month (aka #NaPodPoMo) in November. Join #GoalChat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Go to and follow the hashtag. And read the recaps.

October 14: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Goal Fatigue.

October 21: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is #NaNoWriMo.

October 24: Janet Gervers’ Networking Launch Event at OnePieceWork in Santa Monica from 7 – 9pm. Join Janet, Debra Eckerling, and Emmarie Dempsey for a lively panel discussion of Women in Business: Trends, Challenges, and Possibilities. RSVP here.

October 27: Hope is not a Book Marketing Strategy.” Join our three experts for this IWOSC Intensive from 10 am to 4 pm on how to Prepare, Plan and Produce the Perfect Book Marketing Campaign. Details at Must RSVP and pay in advance. This event is in Culver City.

October 28: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is November Goals.

October 29: 7:30 pm: IWOSC (the Independent Writers of Southern California) presents a panel on Writing Memoir at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City at 7:30pm. Details at; members attend for free; non-members $15.

November 7: The November LA Hangout at Caffe Luxxe in Brentwood. RSVP on Facebook.

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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.


Ready 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. Plus, submit a review to Carolyn’s newly spruced-up 101 Writers Digest Best Blogs Pick Review site: The New Book Review.

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 ShowKristen 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!

If you’ve been spinning your wheels trying to learn WordPress or Mailchimp and have unanswered questions and/or want to shorten the learning curve, take a look at Janet Gervers Personalized Online Training program. Use PromoCode: WriteOn for a discount. 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. Learn more about The D*E*B Method through my interviews on Depict Media’s Midweek(ish) ShowCatherine Basu’s Fit Fifteen PodcastMadalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter After Chat, and DIY Marketers pre-#BizapaloozaChat.



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