Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Larry Spoo who won a copy of the 2nd edition of Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration by Jacqueline Frost. 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, 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 March chats and read the recaps on Twitter Moments.
YOUR GOAL GUIDE
Some more fun articles/guest posts and great events celebrating the launch of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning & Achieving Your Goals
- Interviewed by Pamela Barroway: Achieving GoalTopia: A chat with Debra Eckerling
- Guest post on Elizabeth Spann Craig’s Blog: Rebooting Your Goals
- Writers On the Move Guest Post: 7 Gifts to Give Your Writer Self for Valentine’s Day
Plus, check out pics from events at IWOSC, Barnes & Noble Studio City, and the California Creative Writers Conference on The D*E*B Method Facebook page. Keep an eye on the page for more pics, live-streams, links, and inspiration throughout the month.
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.
Nita Sweeney, author of Depression Hates a Moving Target, is speaking about depression among lawyers and in the workplace at the Columbus Bar Association CLE Program on March 19. On March 31 she will discuss the benefits of exercise on mental health at the Delaware (Ohio) Main Library. Learn more.
Podcaster and voice actor Daree Allen Nieves‘ new e-course on how to launch a voiceover business as a side hustle starts on March 16! Get details.
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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 winningwriters.com/north to explore the opportunities. Winners also get a book-marketing consultation with Carolyn in addition to a cash prize. Runs February 15 through June 30.
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 email@example.com. He’ll connect you. Btw, you can find some awesome ebooks at my Write On Online MWP Affiliate bookstore.
March 4: Crystal Essentials Workshop at 7pm. Learn the basics of all things crystal in this exciting new workshop in Playa Vista with Courtnay Francis. Get details and RSVP on Facebook.
March 8: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Collaboration.
March 15: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Life Skills.
March 16 – 20: The Gift of Crisis Video Summit, hosted by Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley, 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. Register on Eventbrite.
March 19: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next free webinar in his Sustained Leadership WBS series. This month’s topic is Diversity as a Strength. Register here.
March 21: WNBA-San Francisco Pitch-O-Rama PLUS 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.
March 22: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Course Development.
March 29: #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is April Goals.
March 30: “It’s Time to Get Serious about Your Author Website,” presented by IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California. This panel of website developers answers your questions and discusses what you need on your website. Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City; details at IWOSC.org.
SAVE THE DATE:
April 18 – 19: LA Times Festival of Books. Learn more.
April 28: The D*E*B Method Goal-Setting Workshop at Santa Monica Public Library, Montana Branch, 7 – 8:30pm. Get details.
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 Season 1 podcasts on GuidedGoals.com. Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.
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!
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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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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