July is the new January! The midpoint for 2020 is the perfect time to reboot your year.  Check out my interview on the Business in Vancouver website  and read my post on The 5 Rs of Refreshing Your Writing Goals.

I am hosting a Virtual Half-Birthday Party for Your Goal Guide on July 14, 2020, on The D*E*B METHOD Facebook page with video tips, party favors, and giveaways.

Whether you need to rework your goals or set new ones, check out my book: Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals from Mango Publishing. You can join the Your Goal Guide Facebook Group for additional support. Plus, I am available for one-on-one and group coaching. Check out my July Jumpstart Special.


Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner, Ryan Wilson, 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 July Goals

Check out the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation. The website has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesday and guest posts, like this one on Journaling from Nita Sweeney. Plus, 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 July 2020 Newsletter has news, virtual events, resources, and more.


Mystery and Horror, LLC released their latest publication: Mystery with a Splash of Bourbon. This collection of mysteries, profiles of your favorite distilleries, and the history of Kentucky’s signature product is sure to please.

Stephanie Bourbon started a podcast for writers and storytellers and is looking for published and/or produced writers to interview. If you are interested please email her at

Check out Dave Watson’s interview with Dr. Linda Seger and John Rainey, authors of You Talkin’ to Me? from Michael Wiese Productions, on his Movies Matter website. Dave also reviews two classics in Review Archives and a new release in Theaters/Streaming.

Jennifer Pulling has been posting daily writing tips on her Facebook page. Read what she has to say.

#TheNewBookReview, a blog by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, reprints fave reviews to give them more exposure (with permission from the reviewer, of course!) Submission guidelines are in a tab at the top of the home page.

In May, Susan Valot hosted a Virtual Goal-Setting Workshop for the Society of Professional Journalists. Watch the video. If you are part of a small group and are interested in doing a The D*E*B Method goal-setting workshop or using Your Goal Guide as a book club selection,  contact me for more information.

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I recently met Payam Salehi, the Founder of Anam Cara, a writing startup that’s a cross between Meetup and It is focused solely on writing with community. They have a 5-Week Online Writing Class, called a “Writing Quest,” starting soon. Use the promo code: “writeon” to receive $20 off.

Pilar Alessandra, the author of The Coffee Break Screenwriter and host of the On the Page Podcast is again offering a 10% discount on one of her interactive-online classes (use code onthepage10 at checkout). This one is “Writing TV,”  and it runs four Saturdays, July 11 – August 1. In the first three classes Pilar helps you create a series pitch, world, cast, and pilot. Class four is all about “the business” and here Carole Kirshner takes over, discussing staffing, selling and obtaining representation. The class is open to TV writers at all levels and is taught through Zoom in real time.

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.


July 5:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Self Care. Need a reminder? RSVP on Facebook.

July 6: Are you interested in learning more about elevating your digital marketing efforts using Canva? Canva is a powerful tool now used by thousands of businesses for graphic creation. Sarah Clarke is offering a Free Online Canva Workshop at 11am PT. Sign up here.

July 6: #GoalChatLive at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with guest Beth M Howard, pie maker and author of The World Needs More Pie.

July 7: Jeff Pulver and Erica O’Grady are co-hosting #140Conf Faith, Wonder, and Love from 9am – 10:30am PT. Speakers include: Brad Wetzler, Dakota Brown, Charlotte Moore, Sue Heilbronner, Rosie Stamp, Tracey Lee Wallace and Ramesh Nagarajah. Get your ticket.

July 11: Join the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) presents “The Art of the Personal Essay” with Sue William Silverman and host Robin Quinn. They’ll discuss the elements, style, and passion that go into personal essays. Starts at 12:30pm on Zoom. Go to to register.

July 12:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Virtual Summer Party.

July 13: #GoalChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with guest Pilar Alessandra, host of On the Page and author of The Coffee Break Screenwriter. Topic is Creativity.

July 14: #140conf West Coast Networking Breakfast at 8:30am on Zoom. Register here!

July 14: Join us for the Your Goal Guide Virtual 1/2 Birthday Party on Facebook. Need a reminder? RSVP.

July 14: Writers Forum with author Brenda Knight, an online event at Copperfield Books, starts at 6:30pm. Brenda, who is associate publisher at Mango, will discuss How to Pitch a Publisher Successfully. Register here.

July 18: Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco Chapter’s Post Pitch-O-Rama Expert AMA: Next Steps to Getting Published virtual event at noon PT. Publishing veterans Jan Johnson, Nancy Fish, Annemarie O’Brien, and Brenda Knight, along with Michael Larsen (co-founder of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agents) and publicity expert Jill Lublin, will help you navigate the rapids of book publishing so you can find the perfect home for your books. Get your ticket.

July 19:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Humor. Need a reminder? RSVP on Facebook.

July 20: #GoalChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with guest Allen Klein, The Lighten Up Book.

July 24: Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco (WNBA-SF) is proud to debut the first-ever Effie Lee Morris WNBA Literary Awards in honor of their founder. The event starts at 5pm on Zoom. Learn more



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 Consultant 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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