Today, Purple Pencil Adventures features Write Now! Coach Rochelle Melander, who talks about the importance of being idle in order to spark creativity. If you know any teen or tween published authors who would like to be interviewed, please have them email Debra. Also, Kids Writing Camp is coming! July 12-16 in West LA and July 19-23 in West San Fernando Valley. Email me for details.

Wednesday, May 26: Marketing Expert Dindy Yokel will talk about Do It Yourself Marketing on the Write Now! Mastermind Call with host Rochelle Melander at 10 am PDT. For details and to sign up, check the website.

Monday, May 31 Film Courage – The Radio Show hosts its monthly Film Courage Interactive from 7 pm to 11 pm at The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, 90012. The night consists of two short films, the feature I am the Blue Bird, Directors Q & A, and filmmaker discussion (“support group”) capping off the event. For more info, please visit or

Monday, May 31: Write On! May Challenge Deadline: In the continuing effort to help writers jump-start their careers, Write On! is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Write On! Query Contest – “Books.” The winner in each category—Fiction and Non-Fiction—will have their query letter read by Los Angeles-based literary agent Betsy Amster. They will also receive a gift certificate from iScript. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Email your query to by Monday, May 31. For submission guidelines and prize info, go here.

Tuesday, June 1: Screenwriters, the Write On! Online – June Challenge is the Query Contest: “Screenplays.” Check for details.

Wednesday, June 2: The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is live today from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!

Saturday, June 5: The Dream It, Then Do It! June Workshop with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson from 10 am – 1 pm in Santa Monica. This workshop combines the Law of Attraction with Goal Setting and Project Management. For details and to register, go to Eventbrite.

Save the Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 26 – 27: The Great American PitchFest 7. Plus, StoryLink All-Stars at The Great American PitchFest (FREE classes for StoryLink Members on Saturday, June 26) in Burbank. Also, there are fabulous interviews, events, contests, etc., in the StoryLink May eZine.

Post your June goals on Write On! Online and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript.



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