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The Write On Online March 2019 Newsletter has member news, events, and more.

Join us for the March LA Meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 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 Christy Jackson Nicholas, who won a copy of the 25th Anniversary edition of Film Directing: Shot by Shot by Steve D. Katz. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your March Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting 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.

For even more support, join the #GoalChat Twitter chat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. RSVP for March chats. And read theGoalChat Recaps on Want to learn more about Twitter chats? Read the recap of my appearance on Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter Chat, and watch our after-chat video.


Need help figuring out what you want and how to get it? Are you having trouble starting or finishing a project? Through my workshops and one-hour coaching sessions, I can put you on the path to achieving your goals. Check out TheDEBMethod.comContact me to get started.

In February, I had my second 2019 Jewish Bucket List adventure for the Jewish Journal. Read about my community-service experience at The Miracle Project … and be sure to watch the video.

Which legendary composer wrote the music for Space Mountain? Can you guess where Disneyland hides its speakers? Test your Disney knowledge in The Genius of Disneyland Sound Design, a 3-minute feature hosted and produced by Write On regular Chrysanthe Tan for Classical KUSC.

Dave Watson’s Movies Matter highlights interviews with diverse writers in the entertainment industry. Check out his recent interviews with John Bucher on the Oscar,  journalist and author Ben Fritz, and bestselling author of thrillers Barry Eisler.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson offers the Write On Online community Seven Ways to Get Help from Other Experts  (from The Fine Art of Asking for Reviews, Blurbs, and Anything Else). Just put “Deb Eckerling” in an e-mail subject line and she will send you a pdf. It will take you less than five minute to read for ideas and possible resources. Email:

The Save the Cat!® screenplay competition is open to writers regardless of professional status or experience. Submissions are open through March 15, 2019, and will be judged by a panel of professional “cats” – experienced judges and readers who define winning screenplays through Save the Cat! story methodology. Every participant will receive meaningful feedback. Applications must include an original feature film screenplay between 70 and 130 pages. Get details, costs, and early bird deadlines.

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. Btw, you can find some awesome ebooks at my Write On Online MWP Affiliate bookstore.

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


March 5: I will be a guest on Manage Flitter’s #SocialROI chat with @MadalynSklar at 2pm PT. Topic: The Power of Twitter Chats. Join us on Twitter and then pop over to Facebook around 3pm PT for a Facebook Live.

March 6: The March LA Hangout at Caffe Luxxe, 11640 San Vicente, in Brentwood from 1:30pm – 3pm. Free 90-minute parking in the lot. RSVP on Facebook.

March 10: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Social Media Platforms.

March 16: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents its rescheduled Saturday Seminar “Writing Memoirs that People WANT to Read” with Ina Hillenbrandt, at 10:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Culver City. Members $15; non $35. RSVP.

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

March 21: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the 12th in his series of free leadership webinars. This month, he covers the importance of Developing Other Leaders. RSVP here.

March 24: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Traditional Publishing.

March 25: “Solving the Mystery of Writing Good Mysteries,” an IWOSC panel featuring writers/screenwriters of cozy mysteries, thrillers, police dramas, and more, at 7:30pm. Free to IWOSC members,  $15 non. Info & RSVP.

March 31: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is April Goals.

April 3: The April LA Hangout at Caffe Luxxe in Brentwood from 1:30pm – 3pm. RSVP on Facebook.

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.

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! 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.

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.

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 on hiatus, 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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