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

Join us for the September Los Angeles Hangout on Wednesday, September 4, 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. RSVP on Facebook.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Karen Hemmerle, who won a copy of Crazy Screenwriting Secrets by Weiko Lin. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your September Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting Recaps, Guest Posts, and more. By the way, if you are interested in contributing a 500- to 700-word guest article in your area of expertise, email me.

Join the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation. Plus, check out the #GoalChat Twitter chat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Need a reminder? RSVP for September chats. And read the recaps on Twitter Moments.

NEWS

I was recently featured in two fun and informative articles: 5 times when using paper and a pen is better than using an app in Fast Company and How Do I Figure out What I Should Do for a Living, According to 20+ Experts in UpJourney.

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Pastry chef, educator, and food-focused traveler Susie Norris has a new book out – A Baker’s Passport: Recipes for Breads, Savory Pies, Vegetarian Dishes, Tarts, Cakes and Cookie Classics. Looks delicious!

A shift from from fiction to memoir inspired author Merrill Feitell to explore the possibilities of multimedia narrative. Her new essay on text, image, and creative process is now online at Los Angeles Review of Books.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson is celebrating the release of the third edition of The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or partnering with your publisher. A former publicist, journalist, and retailer, Carolyn shares her professional experience as well as practical tips gleaned from the successes of her own book campaigns.

Nita Sweeney, author of the memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target, will be the featured guest on Shinzen Young’s Life Practice Program on September 4 at 11am ET. She’ll also be speaking in Upper Arlington, OH, on September 15 on “Publishing What a Ride!” and doing a book talk on September 25 in Northwest Columbus on “Exercise and Mental Health” in northwest Columbus. Get details in the links.

Michael Wiese Productions Fans: If you are a podcaster interested in filmmaking, and want an opportunity to interview some of the amazing MWP authors, please contact kenlee@mwp.com. He’ll connect you. Btw, you can find some awesome ebooks at my Write On Online MWP Affiliate bookstore.

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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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The Women’s National Book Association is a 100+ year old venerated organization of women and men across the broad spectrum of writing and publishing. They honor and celebrate woman authors and diverse writers with their 2019 Bay Area WNBA Writer’s Contest, running through October 31st, 2019. Genres include: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Fiction and Nonfiction should be 500-2500 words. Poetry should be no more than 40 lines. Participants may submit up to three pieces. Get fees/details/prize info, and enter here.

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

EVENTS

September 4: The September LA Hangout at Literati Cafe, 12081 Wilshire Blvd, in West LA from 1:30pm – 3pm. RSVP on FacebookPlease remember, Literati Cafe requests each attendee/patron purchase at least a drink. There is a $3.50 valet lot, as well as street and metered parking.

September 6: Friday Night Social, presented by Jen Grisanti, Scriptwriters Network, and Final Draft, at The District by Hannah An in Los Angeles. Starts at 6:30pm. Get details and RSVP.

September 7: IWOSC‘s Westside Satellite relaunches this month. Speaker Alan Eisenstock talks about memoir and ghostwriting at St. Mary’s at Palms at 12:45pm, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Meeting $5. All writers welcome. Details and RSVP.

September 8: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Getting Press.

September 15: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Cooking/Eating Healthy.

September 19: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next free webinar in his Sustained Leadership WBS series. This month’s topic is Servant Leadership. Register here.

September 21: Vagabond, Beyond Baroque and the Culver City Arts Foundation will be hosting the Small Press Book Festival at the Wende Museum of the Cold War, in Culver City. Learn more.

September 22: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Online Networking.

September 23: Legal Issues for Publishers and Writers with attorney Jonathan Kirsch, presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California), at 7:30pm in Culver City. IWOSC members free; others $15. RSVP and submit questions.

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

October 2: Planning to move our hangouts to the evening. Stay tuned for details on the October LA Hangout and more. 

October 19: Self-Publishing Intensive presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) from 9am – 4pm in Culver City. Early-bird and member discounts! Get the full description and reserve a spot.

October 19: Los Angeles Suspense Master Class from 10am to 6pm at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center. Forensic specialist Jennifer Dornbush will walk you through the foundational principles of crafting a crime drama/thriller, “Hitchcock Whisperer” Jeffrey Michael Bays will explore the basic steps to planting suspense into your film, and HBO/Showtime writer William C. Martell will then bring you into the world of thriller writing. Get more details and tickets.

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.

PLUS

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 GuidedGoals.com. 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.

FRIENDS OF WRITE ON!

Write On Online’s Facebook group 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 OfficeHours.fm 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. 

When you combine food with advice, you bring love to the table. Check out Ask Al A Carte.com. Also send questions to advicetochewon@gmail.com. Check out her Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for even more food for thought.

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.

Need a transcriber? CLK Transcription can help! CLK employs more than 30 highly trained transcriptionists … and has great rates. Email carollee@clktranscription.com 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 dwilen@yahoo.com and tell him Deb sent you!

iScript.com 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.

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 sludersmanuel@gmail.com 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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