The June 8th Write On! Meeting with special guest author/entrepreneur Ja-Naé Duane will be on Blog Talk Radio at 12 pm Pacific/3 pm Eastern. We will be talking about the NY 140 Character Conference, social networking and more. Listen online or call in: 646-381-4910. RSVP on Facebook.

Describe yourself in 140 characters or less. On Twitter it is essential to get the most information out in the least amount of words. This challenge will help you hone that skill. Three winners will receive a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Submit your 140 Character Bio in the body of an email to by Thursday, June 30. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 11, on Write On! Online, and in the July Write On! Newsletter. For details and prize info, go to Write On! Online.

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Congratulations to Warren Paul Glover, June Winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online. Post your July Goals here.

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Thanks to everyone who entered the 3rd Annual Write On! Query Contest. The winners will each have their query read by an industry professional and receive a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

And the winners are …
Fiction Book: Erin L Schneider, A Gamble In-Between
Non-Fiction Book: Margo Barnes, Crybaby-A Memoir
Screenplay: Bradford Richardson, Semi-Dangerous Men
Teleplay: Eric Weiss, Rock the Star

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Congratulations, Kelly Boyer Sagert. She co-authored a two-book series with Dr. Steven J. Overman for ABC-Clio. The books contain 36 biographies of iconic female athletes and are set to be released in January 2012.

Nicole Pajer just launched GiV LA – a social volunteering organization in Los Angeles, where people can volunteer in the community and then do something fun and social afterward. The kick off event will be June 11: Volunteering at the LA Regional Food Bank in downtown Los Angeles from 9am to 12pm and then heading out to a fun nearby spot as a group for mimosas.

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The new Campus Explorer blog just launched, and I am currently seeking authors/experts in the area of higher education, as well as people with interesting careers. Appreciate any recommendations. Email me for more information. Also, follow Campus Explorer on Twitter and Like on Facebook. Please and thank you!

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Am psyched to be leading a Writers Panel at this year’s 140Conf in New York, which runs June 15 – 16. Screenwriter/documentary filmmaker/author Tracey Jackson, Between a Rock and a Hot Place, and scriptchat co-founder/screenwriter/novelist Jeanne Veillette Bowerman will be joining me. Check out the schedule. Register here.

LA Film Festival opens on Thursday, June 16, and runs through Sunday, June 26, in downtown Los Angeles. For tickets and schedule, go to

Screenwriting 411 special panel discussion, featuring four of Hollywood’s top screenwriting experts: Jen Grisanti, Dr. Linda Seger, Pamela Jaye Smith, and Kathie Fong Yoneda.The at Barnes & Noble, 1201 3rd Street Promenade, in Santa Monica on June 28 at 7:30pm.

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.

The June Write On Online Meeting, featuring freelance entrepreneur/author Ja-Naé Duane, will be on June 8 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT on BlogTalkRadio. RSVP on Facebook. Call in (646-381-4910) or listen online.

Remember, post your July Goals on Write On Online to be entered in a drawing for an iscript.

Write On! Online has new content Monday through Friday.

Write On! Reviews:
This feature rotates between TV with Phillip Ramati; Film – Maria Fotopoulos; and Writing Resources with Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, as well as guest columns like Diane Williams’ review of the 48-Hour Film Project.

Author Q&As:
Eliot Pattison, Ashes of the Earth
Louise Palanker, Journals
Michael Lennox, Dream Sight

Write On! WednesdaysSend 2-3 line upcoming events to

Expert Columns:
Tools & Resources for Freelance Writers by Robert Medak
Steve On Screenwriting: Your Screenwriting IQ, Part 7 by Steve Kaire
Query Writing Tips by Query Queen Wendy Burt-Thomas

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.

Dream It, Then Do It!: 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!

The New Media Film Festival returned to Los Angeles this spring! Congrats, winners!

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

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.

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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  1. Bradford Richardson 11 years ago

    Yeah!! Thank you Debra for selecting my SEMI-DANGEROUS MEN pitch to share! Your name is now at the top of my Academy Award Winner thank you speech, (bumped Mom & Dad to second place). I’m thrilled too to receive one of the many cutting-edge Michael Wiese Production books.

  2. Nicole Pajer 11 years ago

    Thanks for the plug for GiV LA. If you guys aren’t busy on Saturday come on out and help out at the Food Bank with us. We’re getting mimosas after. It’s gonna be GREAT!

    Check us out at

    Lots of other writers attending so will be a great networking adventure! 🙂

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