New Time: The March Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio is Wednesday, March 9, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern with special guest Mark Coker, Smashwords. Read Mark Coker’s Write On! guest column: The Five Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online.


Congratulations to Diane Willams, March winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online. Post your April Goals and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript. (An iScript is a professionally recorded audio version of a screenplay or novel read by professional readers, similar to an audiobook.) Post your April Goals here for your chance to win.

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Congratulations to our 4 winners in the February Favorite Screenplay Challenge: Ben Lauter, Melody Lopez, Phillip Ramati, and Howie Young. Each will receive their choice of  one of these books from Michael Wiese Productions:

Thanks again to Michael Wiese Productions and to everyone who entered. Write On!

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Lots of book released already this year by members of the Write On! Community. And these are just the ones I know about:

Tracey Jackson, Between a Rock and a Hot Place

Greg LeDuc, Gold Point

Michael Lee, My Frankenstein

Richard Rossi, Stick Man

Plus, Dear Lemon Lima, written and directed by Suzi Yoonessi got its theatrical, VOD, and iTunes release last week. More info here.

Congrats to all. Keep up the amazing work!


SXSW starts later this week in Austin, TX. If you are at the conference, tweet  @WriteOnOnline, so we can connect in Austin.

Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way, The Vein of Gold, The Right to Write) will be appearing on a special episode of Film Courage with Karen Worden & David Branin on LA Talk Radio Channel 2 on March 16 at 1pm PST. Debra Eckerling will join Karen and David as “Guest Host.” Please send any questions you may have for Julia Cameron to

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On March 12, Laurie Gibson will be leading her Book Publishing 1-2-3: From the Writer’s Fingers … to the Reader’s Hands from 11 am to 1 pm, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Contact the store to register and for more information (626)449-5320.

Danny Manus is teaching classes at The Writers Store in Burbank on March 19 and March 26. Check the site for more information.

April is ScriptFrenzy – Write a Screenplay in a Month. Write On! Review by Jeanne Bowerman is coming soon!

May 4 is the inaugural Fashion140 Conference in New York. Co-created by Jeff Pulver of the 140Conf and Lilly Berelovich of Fashion Snoops.


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). All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources.

Screenwriter Karaoke is once a month at Sardos in Burbank. The singing starts at 8:30pm. Details will be posted on Meetup.

The Los Angeles Public Library has a Screenwriters Workshop four Saturdays a month at different branches, from 10:30 am – 12 pm, and every Sunday in the Farmers Market community room from 3 – 5 pm, hosted by Sasha Karova. Learn format and workshop original material (screenplays, 1/2 hour sitcom, and 1/2 hour and 1 hour episodic) with an open reading or read-through. Open reading is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to

Meditation Friday Nights at The Learning Garden the 2nd Friday of the month. Meditation begins promptly at 8:00 pm. Please dress in layers and bring a blanket and cushion to sit on. Meditation lasts about 40 minutes around a fire in the peaceful surroundings of the Garden. Donations go to The Learning Garden. For more information contact Camille at (310) 382-4323.


New Time: The March Write On! Meeting on Blog Talk Radio is Wednesday, March 9, at 12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern with special guest Mark Coker, Smashwords. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online.

The April meeting will be on Blog Talk Radio on April 13. Please send 2-3 line newsletter items to by April 11. Post your April Goals on Write On! Online.

Write On! Online has new content Monday through Friday.

Mondays – Write On! Reviews:

This feature rotates between TV with Phillip Ramati; Film – Maria Fotopoulos; and Writing Resources with Jeanne Veillette Bowerman. Watch for Book and Tech Reviews coming soon!

Tuesdays – Author Q&As:

Israela Margalit, “Trio”

Poet Margaret Fieland

Melanie Sumner, The Ghost of Milagro Creek

Jennifer Grisanti, Story Line

Write On! WednesdaysSend 2-3 line upcoming events to

Thursday Expert Columns:

Steve On Screenwriting: Your Scrrenwriting IQ, Part 4 by Steve Kaire

The Five Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker, Smashwords

Plus, Video Interviews and Random Writing Prompts

Published Authors: Share your knowledge by participating in a Write On! Q&A, Video Interview, or Expert Column. Email for more information.

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Purple Pencil Adventures: Teen and Tween writers, a new Purple Pencil Adventure is posted every Friday! Learn more on the Facebook Page.


Create Write Now, the Journaling Solutions Center, shows writers how to use Journal Writing Therapy to cure their Writer’s Block, Page Fright, and Inner Critic dis-eases. Free Writer’s Block Cure eBook.

Dream It, Then Do It!: Communications specialist and writing coach Debra Eckerling and life coach/matchmaker/author Marla Martenson have teamed up to bring you tools and inspiration to turn your dreams into reality. Become a Fan on Facebook. has added a new audiobook component to their offerings. Now, you can get high-quality audiobooks made of your writing!

Chambers of Commerce, connect with your community. Check out

The New Media Film Festival returns to Los Angeles this spring! Stay tuned for details.

Screenwriters and filmmakers, read the StoryLink eZine for interviews, expert columns. contests, and events.

Screenwriter Karaoke meets monthly at Sardos in Burbank. Watch the Write On! video interview with Screenwriter Karaoke creator Merrel Davis and read Jeanne Veillette Bowerman’s review here.

You can write a short story! Let best-selling authors Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini guide through the short-story writing process with their simple, practical, effective, and fun creative writing system. Learn more here.

Write On! Track LA Personal Training for Writers! Writing coach Debra Eckerling trains individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses, so they can organize, articulate, and complete their writing projects. Email or call 310.908.8980 for more information!

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