With fall brings new opportunities to refresh and reboot. What goals have you set for the rest of the year?

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner, Kristen VanAusdel, who won a copy of John Badham’s On Directing. To be eligible to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions, participate in the Write On Facebook Page and Group and/or post your September GoalsA winner will be chosen at random.

Check out the Facebook Group for community and conversation. And, 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.

Recently on #GoalChatLive:


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

I am available for one-on-one coaching. And 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.

Here are some of my recent articles, videos, and resources …

Missed the Agorapulse Social Pulse Summit: LinkedIn Edition? You have until September 27 to register and watch the replays. There is a lot of great information. Check it out!


Dennis Wilen is pleased to announce the debut of a website he has been building since March. is serializing the new graphic novel Peyote Cowboy by artist Dan “Diego” Piraro, the creator behind the popular syndicated comic Bizarro.

Check out David Watson’s interview with veteran Hollywood director  John Badham on his Movies Matter website. He also interviewed Ken Lee of Michael Wiese Productions on musicals. Plus, check out his In-Theater Reviews and What to Stream.

Nita Sweeney’s blog Bum Glue, was selected as one of the Top 100 Blogs for Writers by feedspot. Nita is the author of the running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target. Also, check out Nita’s “Living Your Best Life” panel from the Ohioana Book Festival on YouTube.


Always wanted to do The Artist’s Way? Have you been through The Artist’s Way and are ready for a refresher course? Join Creative Groove for a 12-week virtual Artist’s Way journey. Instructor/facilitator Jen Jones Donatelli is an experienced writer/editor and published author, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30-9 p.m. EST/3:30-6 p.m. PST, starting September 23. Get more information and register.

Modern History Press just released the second edition of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Great Little Last-Minute Edits. Go to Use code GOFRUGAL for a discount on this and other books in the HowToDoItFrugally Series. 

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 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.


September 12: IWOSC’s Westside Satellite presents “Turning Your Family History into a Memoir,” with Ruth Badley and host Robin Quinn. Starts at 10am. RSVP at

September 13:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Collaboration.

September 14: #GoalChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with Mike Allton of Agorapulse.

September 20:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is Pitching to Podcasts.

September 21: #GoalChat Live at 4pm PT on the Mango Publishing Facebook page with podcaster and author Laura Powers.

September 22: Today is Tomorrow Zula Global Networking Event with Jeff Pulver at 6pm PT on Zoom. Register here.

September 26: Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco Chapter: Virtual Happy Hour. RSVP.

September 26: Women’s National Book Association – Los Angeles Chapter: Ask the Agent Event. Learn more on Facebook.

September 27:  #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Topic is October Goals.

September 30: Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco (WNBA-SF) presents Blogging for Authors with Nina Amir and Nita Sweeney at 12pm PT via Zoom. Get details.

September 30: IWOSC presents a two-hour Agents Panel via Zoom, featuring both NY and LA literary agents! Starts at 6pm PT. Go to for info and to RSVP.


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.

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 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!

Like Michael Wiese Productions on Facebook to learn about contests, workshops, special events, and new releases.

Payam Salehi is 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.

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. Get more information.

Have you lost a working or companion animal? Porsche Charities is a non-profit that offers no-cost group grief-counseling. 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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