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The Write On Online February 2020 Newsletter has member news, events, and more.

Join the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation. And keep an eye on The D*E*B Method Facebook page for live-streams, links, and inspiration throughout the month.

Plus, check out the #GoalChat Twitter chat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Need a reminder? RSVP for February chats and read the recaps on Twitter Moments.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Deborah Lyn Stanley, who won a copy of the 3rd edition of The Writers Journey by Christopher Vogler. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your February Goals

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


A lot of fun articles, along with the launch of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning & Achieving Your Goals

Order Your Goal Guide on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound, or pick it up at your favorite bookstore. Then, request access to Your Goal Guide Facebook Group. Ask questions, make connections, and get even more tips for success.

Ratings and reviews of Your Goal Guide – on GoodReads and Amazon – would be greatly appreciated!


Hosted by Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley, The Gift of Crisis Video SummitMarch 16th – 20th, will consist of pre-recorded interviews of 5 authors who have undergone a crisis and share their experience and insights through writing. Each guest speaker will discuss how a crisis can be a wake-up call that forces you to reevaluate your life and become conscious of what it is you can do to help yourself. To register log onto Eventbrite.

Winning Writers 6th annual North Street Book Prize competition for self-published books is offering a free download of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically to all who enter . Go to to explore the opportunities. Winners also get a book marketing consultation with Carolyn in addition to a cash prize. Opens February 15. Deadline is June 30.

Webmaster Dennis Wilen relaunched his website this week: Check it out. If your website needs a refresh, email, and tell him Deb sent you!

Save the Date: WNBA-San Francisco Pitch-O-Rama PLUS is Saturday, March 21, from 8am to 12:30pm, at Bethany UM Church, 1270 Sanchez Street (at Clipper) SF, CA 94114. It includes a continental breakfast and pre-pitch coaching. Limited to the first 60 ticketed attendees. Get details.

Mineral School apps for summer 2020 residency near Mt. Rainier in Washington state are officially open through Submittable through 2/15! There are 20 spots, 10 fellowships available for parent writers/artists (4), an LGBTQ+ visual artist from the NW (1), a woman writer over 40 (1), and writers from W. Canada and the Pac NW (4)! Hit submit! Most residencies are two weeks long (the parents’ session is shorter) and all include 3 meals/daily (allergies accommodated), a dash of optional programming as dessert potlucks, and quality time in a town founded on gold-rush ambition, dashed on arsenic reality, and where logging came and went and left a lot of character. Learn more and submit.

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.


February 8: Your Goal Guide event at Barnes & Noble in Studio City at 1pm. Meet writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst Debra Eckerling in store where she will be discussing and signing her new book. Get details.

February 9: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Bios & Headshots.

February 13 – 17: The 17th Annual San Francisco Writers ConferenceGet details.

February 16: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Content Creation.

February 20: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next free webinar in his Sustained Leadership WBS series. This month’s topic is Communicating with Diverse AudiencesRegister here.

February 23: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Sales Skills.

February 24: IWOSC presents “How to Join the Podcast Revolution” at 7:30pm. A panel of podcasters shares advice. Free to IWOSC members; $15 nonmembers. Get more info & RSVP at

February 28 – March 2: California Creative Writers Conference in Culver City. Check out the schedule.

March 1: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is March Goals.

March 4: Crystal Essentials Workshop at 7pm. Learn the basics of all things crystals in this exciting new workshop in Playa Vista with Courtnay Francis. Get details and 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.


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, and Carrie Dils podcast. 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.

Dr. Chaz Austin can help you navigate the changing world of work.  If we’re all destined to become techo serfs in the Brave New Gig Economy, Dr. Chaz is the mentor you were looking for.

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 available.

Need a transcriber? CLK Transcription can help! CLK employs more than 30 highly trained transcriptionists … and has great rates. Email for more information.

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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