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

Evening Hangout: Join us for the December Los Angeles Hangout on Wednesday, December 4, from 7pm to 8:30pm 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 Gigi Kiersten, 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 December Goals

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 December chats. Topics also in the Events section. Read the recaps on Twitter Moments.

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.


The launch of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning & Achieving Your Goals is on January 14, 2020. Keep an eye on The D*E*B Method media page for new articles and links.

Pre-order Your Goal Guide on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound, and get early access to Your Goal Guide Facebook Group. You will receive tips, resources, and worksheets to keep you motivated during the busy holiday season, and set yourself up for success in 2020. Just email me your receipt with “YGG FB” in the subject line.

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On January 1, 2020, I will be a guest on G. Brian Benson’s Awake TV show “Be Yourself to Free Yourself!” We will be talking about goal- and intention-setting. Please join us at 11am PST on AwakeTV. Brian is an award-winning author, actor, coach and TEDx speaker. His books include Habits for Success , as well as children’s books Steve the Alien and Lucy and Chester’s Amazing Adventures!

Nita Sweeney’s running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, was nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Dog Writers Association of America Writing Competition. Winners will be announced in February.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s publisher, Modern History Press, is offering a promotion for Write On friends. Use the code GOFRUGAL to get a copy of her The Great First Impression Book Proposal when you purchase the third edition of her “classic” The Frugal Book Promoter. Just go to and poke around a bit.

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

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


December 4: Join us for the December LA Hangout at Literati Cafe, 12081 Wilshire Blvd, in West LA from 7pm – 8:30pm. Please remember, Literati Cafe requests each attendee/patron purchase at least a drink. There is a parking lot, as well as street and metered parking. Please note the new time. RSVP on Facebook

December 5: Last day to RSVP and pay for IWOSC’s Winter Party at Taix French Restaurant on Sunset! Join other writers there December 11 at 6pm … but RSVP and pay first.

December 8: Women In Business LA Fitness Meetup at Moore Dancing in West Los Angeles from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. The event kicks off with 45 minutes of cardio dance fitness led by Carina Conti, Betsy Struxness, and Lisa Medford, followed by an hour of networking, lite bites, raffle prizes and special guest speaker Debra Eckerling, who will give you 5 tips to set yourself up for success in the New Year! Get details and RSVP.

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

December GoalChat Topics. Join us for #GoalChat every Sunday at 7pm PT/10pm ET on Twitter.

  • December 8: Topic is Giving Back.
  • December 15: Our 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Party.
  • December 22: No formal topic, but we will have a chat.
  • December 29: Topic is 2020 and January Goals.

Events in January …

January 14: Publishing day! Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals will be released by Mango Publishing. Keep an eye out for more information, as well as details on events – live and online – such as the virtual launch party on Facebook!

January 17: The 5th Annual Goal-Setting Lunch ‘N’ Learn @ LAX Coworking with Debra Eckerling of The D*E*B Method. Come up with a mission statement, set short and long-term goals, prioritize, make a plan, and get ready to take on 2020! Reserve your spot.

January 23: The Basis of Acting: Recovering your Child Self with D.W. Brown at 7pm in Los Angeles. The most essential technique for an actor is to unlearn the techniques acquired during socialization and recover the ability to be vulnerable and in the moment with another person. Hear D.W. Brown, author of You Can Act and one of the world’s foremost teachers of the Meisner Technique, discuss the obstacles and the remedy for how to once again be free to play. Get 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.


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 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 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 Also send questions to 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 help with your book promo? Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s third edition of The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or partnering with your publisher is now available.

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!

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 for more information.

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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 the Fit Fifteen PodcastMadalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter After Chat, and DIY Marketers pre-#BizapaloozaChat.



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