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

Join us for the November LA Meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 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 E.M. Shue, 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 November 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.

There’s a new alternative to the query letter called the Authors Seeking Agents Wish List website at Authors can pitch any genre. Plus, agents and publishers can review the pitches and ask to see more.

Beth Howard’s third book, Hausfrau Honeymoon: Love, Language, and Other Misadventures in Germany, came out last month. Congrats, Beth!

Sandra de Helen’s first full-length book of poetry, published by Launch Point Press, will be celebrated at a party on November 11, from 2 to 4pm at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont. in Portland, OR. The party will also feature poets Kathleen Sadaat, G. L. Morrison, and Ila Suzanne Gray. Naomi Littlebear Morena will debut her new choral arrangement, Survivor, with the help of friends and choir. A special cake is being produced by Pastrygirl of Portland. Other Launch Point authors will join the party, and there will be a book fair. Learn more.

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

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.


November is National Novel Writing Month. Are you writing a novel in November? Share your goal – and your NaNoWriMo user name in the November 1 Goal Thread in the Write On Facebook Group.

November is National Podcast Post Month. Are you considering launching or revitalizing your podcast? Participate in NaPodPoMo. Be sure to share your link in the November 1 Goal thread in the Write On Facebook Group.

November 7: The November LA Hangout 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.

November 11: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Community. Join #GoalChat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Go to and follow the hashtag. Read the #GoalChat recaps.

November 15: A sustained leader must be a constant learner. Come participate in this free webinar with Tom Reid at 9am PT. Register here.

November 17: IWOSC Presents From Chaos to Clarity: Goal-Setting Using The D*E*B Method workshop with Debra Eckerling at 10:30am PT. Location: downstairs (Room C) at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City. RSVP and details at IWOSC members $15; non-members $35. (IWOSC = Independent Writers of Southern California)

November 18: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Holiday Promos.

November 25: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Fitness.

November 29: Webinar “Meet a Major Book Editor” with Riva Hocherman from 6pm to 7:30pm, Senior Editor at Henry Holt Publishing. Riva will speak from NYC about what the top book publishers are looking for, how to get their attention, and what to expect once you sign a contract. Presented by IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California. You must RSVP and prepay for this webinar at free to members, $15 nonmembers.

December 2: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is December Goals.

December 5: The December 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 Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter Monthly Talk ShowKristen Tsetsi’s interview on Jane Friedman’s blog, Carrie Dils podcastand Amanda Goldman-Petri’s 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.

Porsche Charities is a non-profit that offers no-cost group grief counseling to anyone who has lost a working or companion animal. Learn more on their blog.

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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