Congratulations to David King, who has secured the Technical Editorship for Organic Gardening for Dummies, 2nd Edition. He will also be teaching three courses this fall.

Debra Eckerling‘s article on The Starter Wife is in the September/October issue of Script magazine.

Chicagoans, Jennifer Field, an actor and traumatic brain injury survivor, will be performing her critically acclaimed show—A Distant Memory—at the Rehab Institute of Chicago on Tuesday, September 9th, at 3:30 pm. For more information, go to

Pesto Day is this Saturday, September 13, from 2pm to 5pm at The Learning Garden at Venice High School, on the corner of Walgrove Ave and Venice Blvd. For David’s Basil Pesto recipe, check out: For more information, email

The show Laurie Dinnerstein is stage managing, Suffer the Long Night, is playing at the Meta Theatre, 7801 Melrose Ave., LA 90046, Friday thru Sunday, at 8 pm through September 14. For tickets, call (323) 960-7745 or

Want to hear your work read? AltScreenPlay resumes after summer hiatus, starting this week. The group, which meets on Thursdays 7:30 – 10 pm, at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, is moderated by Peter D. Coogan,

Don’t miss the Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Social at participating Cold Stone Creamery locations on September 25, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a free 3-oz serving of Jack or Emily’s Creation. All donations benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Outstanding Math and Science Tutor with a Ph.D. in chemistry plus six years teaching and tutoring experience at the middle, high school, and college levels. Available to tutor math and science including AP biology and AP chemistry, and college chemistry. Call Annette 310-614-1106.

Ask Al A Carte is accepting submissions for her upcoming anthology of Food Memories. Email your essays (up to 500 words) with a recipe if you have one to By submitting, you are giving permission for your essay to be published. * Note: Alexandra Anne Carte is now on Facebook. *

It’s A Trip! Rebecca Ebner has decided to expand her resume by becoming a travel agent. Check her web page:

Spring is here. Make someone’s day with a Custom Gift Basket from Totally Gifted! If you can dream it, we can make it! Totally Gifted can ship anywhere in the world. Contact Nicole Abramson, 818-679-5552.

Too busy to shop, but need to look hot? Let Sarah Schroeder be your Personal Shopper! After a wardrobe consultation, Sarah will take care of all your shopping needs. Sarah specializes in Women, Men, Kids, Business wear, and Vacation wear, as well as Wardrobe Prep for red carpet events, special events, everyday office style, job interviews, vacations, and business trips. Look for the official business launch this spring! Contact Sarah Schroeder at (818) 415-8969 or

Need a photographer for your wedding or blessed event? Check out April Rocha‘s work at or a slideshow at April has been shooting weddings since 2002 and has been published in The Knot, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style and her work has also been seen on WE Channel’s Platinum Weddings. Contact April at or call 310.319.0465.

Check out Green Brooms Music Academy, 1513 6th Street, Suite 203, Santa Monica. Green Brooms currently offers private Piano and Voice Instruction as well as private Music Theory Instruction. They are also pre-enrolling students interested in violin, guitar, or cello lessons. For more information, call 310.310.2623, email or go to

September Extra Credit: List 5 things you do not like. List 5 things you do like. Be specific. Pick one to use as a character detail or as the basis for an article.

October Extra Credit: Will be assigned at the September Meeting.

*** Our October Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month–October 15. Please have newsletter items to me by October 13.***

Check out the new Write On! website: Please send me the link to your website, so we can connect.

Also, if you haven’t done so already, please sign up for the Write On! Yahoo! Group:

Writing Contests: Feeling Adventurous? Make a goal to enter a writing contest in the next month.

7th Annual Funds For Writers Essay Contest THEME: “The Best Advice I Ever Had.” As is the Funds for Writers trademark, applicants enter with or without an entry fee. Prize monies range from $10 to $200. Limit 750 words. Deadline October 31.

24-Hour Short Story Contest – Fall 2008Saturday, September 27, 12 pm Central Time.

NYC Midnight 2008 (Short) Screenplay ChallengeEarly Deadline: September 25, Late Deadline: October 22. First Round Starts: October 24.

StoryLink Pitch Your Story ContestDeadline: September 30, 2008.

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