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

Join us for the July Los Angeles Hangout on Wednesday, July 10, from 1:30 to 3pm at Literati Cafe, 12801 Wilshire in West LA. Hang out, set goals, and catch up with your writer/creative/entrepreneur peeps. Remember, the cafe requests everyone attending purchase at least a drink. RSVP on Facebook.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Bill Kelly, who won a copy of Bulletproof: Writing Scripts That Don’t Get Shut Down by David Diamond and David Weissman To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your July Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting Recaps, Guest Posts, 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 July chats. And read the recaps on or Twitter Moments.


Sign up for The D*E*B Method Newsletter for tips, resources, and events to help you define, plan, and achieve your goals, as well as info about  my upcoming goal-setting book – Your Goal Guide – which will be released by Mango Publishing in January 2020.

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Have you noticed a familiar face on the new season of Stranger Things? That’s Write On! member Peggy Miley. Check out this interview with Peggy on the red carpet.

From Joey Held: Season 4 of the Parks n Wrecked podcast begins Thursday, July 11. “We watch the show Parks and Rec with someone from the parks and recreation department, all while getting parks n wrecked. What could possibly go wrong?”

Dave Watson has some new articles up on his Movies Matter website. Read his interview with Weiko Lin, author of Creative Screenwriting Secrets, as well as his recent movie reviews.

For some insider info on audio books and marketing, check out author2audio’s  Dave Stokes‘ articles on LinkedIn Publisher.

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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:

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.


July 10: The July LA Hangout at Cafe Literati, 12081 Wilshire Blvd, in West LA from 1:30pm – 3pm. RSVP on FacebookWe really enjoyed the new location last month. Please remember, Literati Cafe requests each attendee/patron purchase at least a drink. There is a $3.50 valet lot, as well as street and meter parking.

July 10: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) webinar on Screenwriting & TV Writing with Pilar Alessandra, author of The Coffee Break Screenwriter, from 7 – 8:30pm. IWOSC members: $15, Nonmembers: $35. This event is online only. Get more info and RSVP.

July 14: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Facebook. Join the #GoalChat Twitter chat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Want a reminder? RSVP for July chats. And read the recaps on Twitter Moments.

July 18: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next free webinar in his Sustained Leadership WBS series. This month’s topic is Excelling in Negotiations.Register here.

July 20 – 21: LITLIT, or The Little Literary Fair, is a celebration of independent booksellers, book publishers, and book makers from Los Angeles and beyond, and is hosted by the Los Angeles Review of Books and Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Learn more about this free event.

July 20: The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) presents “How to Work Successfully With a Book Publicist.” Moderated by Robin Quinn, the panel includes publicists Flo Selfman, Desiree Duffy, Marlan Warren, and Melinda Sue Norin of Book Publicists of Southern California (BPSC). Starts at 2:30pm. Rancho/Palms Library, 2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles. Free to all. Get more info.

July 21:Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Conquering Your Fears.

July 25: Join Kristin Doidge for a Card-Writing Party at 7pm in Culver City, CA. Enjoy sips and snacks, and discuss the power of gratitude, while selecting, writing, and sending cards to friends, colleagues, neighbors.RSVP and get more info.

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

July 29: IWOSC presents a panel discussion with children’s book authors moderated by Kitty Felde: “KitLit: It’s a Different World Out There.” Free to members, non members $15. Go to for more information or to RSVP.

August 7: The August LA Hangout at Literati Cafe in West LA 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.

The 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.

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.

Do you need to make a life change, but are afraid of charting a new course? Are you overwhelmed by too many projects? I can help. Together, we will figure out your mission, set reasonable goals, and then create a plan to make the life you want happen. Get information on my coaching servicesContact me, Deb, to get started.

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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