Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner, Michael Jarrett Christensen, who won a copy You Talkin’ to Me?: How to Write Great Dialogue by Dr Linda Seger and John Rainey. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your June Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Guest Posts, and more. Check out the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation.

Join me for the #GoalChat Twitter chat every Sunday at 7pm PT and for #GoalChat Live, which takes place on Mondays at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page.

The June 2020 The D*E*B Method/Write On Newsletter has news, virtual events, resources, and more.



Need to rework your path or set a new one? Read Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals from Mango Publishing. Remember to join the Your Goal Guide Facebook Group for additional support.

Btw, I am also available for one-on-one and group coaching. Check out my June Jumpstart Special.

And for more informative articles, videos, and resources …

Last week, Susan Valot hosted a Virtual Goal-Setting Workshop for the Society of Professional Journalists. Watch the video.

If you lead or are part of a small group and are interested in doing a The D*E*B Method goal-setting workshop,  contact me for more information.



Mango Publishing has once again teamed up with Humble Bundle to offer a bunch of books to help you level up your business life! The Geek Today, Boss Tomorrow bundle supports Girls Who Code.

Did you know that June is You Should Be Writing Month? Check out You Should Be Writing: A Journal of Inspiration & Instruction to Keep Your Pen Moving by Brenda Knight and Nita Sweeney – forward by Becca Anderson. It will be released on June 16.

Congratulations LoLo Paige on the release of Alaska Spark. Way to go!

Authors, Large and Small Literary Publicity Agency and the Shade Literary Journal are partnering to host a virtual pay-what-you-can reading series. This is a benefit for a crisis fund for queer authors of color who have lost income during coronavirus. These events are all at 4pm PT over Zoom. Login given to those who sign up here. We’ll have events June 5, June 12, and possibly June 19.

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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.

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


June 6: Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco (WNBA-SF) presents The 4 C’s of Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community and Confidence at noon with Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be a Winning Writer. Get details.

June 6: Join the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and their Westside Satellite 12:30pm PT for a free, two-hour Zoom event. “Your Crucial First 10 Pages” with presenter Serita Stevens and host Robin Quinn. Go to to register.

June 7:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Pitching. Need a reminder? RSVP on Facebook.

June 8: #GoaChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with guest Liz H Kelly, Goody PR.

June 11:  In partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter, The Mechanics’ Institute presents, “How to Set New Writing Goals When #ChangeHappens: a conversation with Debra Eckerling and librarian Taryn Edwards.” Starts at noon PT. Get more info and Register. RSVP on Facebook.

June 13: WNBA-San Francisco’s Meet the Agents & Editors: Virtual Pitch-O-Rama Plus 2020 starts at 8am. Get details and register.

June 14:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Journaling.

June 15: #GoaChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with guests Brenda Knight and Nita Sweeney, authors of You Should Be Writing.

June 21:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Freelancing.

June 22: #GoaChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with guest Naomi Nakashima.

June 23: Can You Exercise Your Way to Mental Health? Online Event at 6:30pm ET. Nita Sweeney, award-winning author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink, and coauthor of the writing journal, You Should Be Writing, presents about exercise and mental health for the Delaware Library. Get more info on this virtual event.

June 24: Women’s National Book Association – LA Chapter interactive webinar on Writing Work-Life Balance at 7pm PT. Details coming soon.

June 28: Fanbase Press invites creators to join USA Today bestselling author Russell Nohelty for the “Launching a Kickstarter Campaign” Creator Forum webinar at 1pm PT. Russell runs Wannabe Press, a small press that publishes weird books for weird people. Get details and tickets.

June 28:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is July Goals.

June 29: #GoaChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page. Screenwriter and author William C Martell will be joining me.

June 29: Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) Presents “How to Write Query Letters & Proposals” with award-winning author and photojournalist Marvin J. Wolf at 7pm PT. He will share Book Proposals in 7 steps! Free to IWOSC members, $15 to nonmembers. Register at

June 29 – July 3: The first annual Freelance Writing Success Summit, presented by ProWriting Aid. Learn the skills, strategies, and tools you need to launch or rejuvenate a thriving freelance writing business. Tickets are free. Get yours today!



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 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.

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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.



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.

Authors, Large and Small provides traditional and social media publicity for all genres of books. They hire people with disabilities, as well as those who are family caregivers, formerly incarcerated, or formerly homeless. Their team harnesses the creative thinking and resourcefulness they have developed to survive into unique and workable PR and book marketing plans! Email for a free consultation.

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.

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.



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