Here’s a hint for the Write On! Summer Challenge: Since it’s write a fictional “How I Spent My Summer Vacation,” why not dream up the summer vacation you wish you had! The contest deadline August 31. Prizes from iScript, The Writers Store, and authors from VBT-Writers on the Move. Travel writer John E. DiScala (a.k.a. Johnny Jet) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the finalists!. Submit your 200 to 400 word story in the body of an email to For complete prize info and submission guidelines, check the website.

Wednesday, July 28: Kelly James Enger will talk Ghostwriting on the Write Now! Mastermind Call with host Rochelle Melander at 10 am PDT. Kelly is also the author of eight books under her own name including Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money and Ready, Aim, Specialize! For details and to sign up, check the website.

Wednesday, July 28: The Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio is today from 11 am – 11:30 am. Listen. Call in. Learn. Today’s Topic: “How do you define success?” Here’s the link!

Thursday, July 29: Screenwriter Karaoke starts at 8:30 pm, at Sardo’s Sardo’s Grill and Lounge, 259 N. Pass Ave., in Burbank, California. Last month, Write On! spoke with creator Merrel Davis during the Great American PitchFest. Watch the video interview for more info. RSVP here.

Saturday, July 31 & Sunday, August 1: FadeIn Magazine’s 14th Annual Hollywood Pitch Festival.For details, check the website.

Sunday, August 1: Deadline to post a question for live-action and animation writer/creator Jimmy Palmiotti, Paperfilms, in the StoryLink Forum. If your question is chosen, receive The Dialogue: Learning from the Masters DVD (Winner’s Choice) from The Writers Store. Jimmy’s interview will appear in the August StoryLink eZine.

Sunday, August 1: Deadline for the vComedy, the new Facebook Application, and Comedy Sportz, the longest running improv group in LA, are proud to announce the first of many comedy contests! Starting July 1st using the vComedy app, record your own comedy bit for the chance to win a new Mac iPad. Just send out the link to all of your friends to “like,” and the recording with the most “likes” by August 1st wins!

Sundays: Scriptchat is a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). Remember, Scriptchat is a community, not competitors. Everyone has something to learn. All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources:



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