The August 17 Write On! Meeting will be on Blog Talk Radio at 12 pm Pacific/3 pm Eastern. Details below!

It’s Summertime! And you can win a book from Michael Wiese Productions just for declaring – and reporting on – Your Summer Goals!

Here’s how it works: Comment on the summer contest post with what major project you will be taking on during the months of July and August. For example: Write a book, a book proposal, a non-fiction book, a screenplay, 3 blog posts/week, etc. Then, work on your project, and respond to requests for progress on the website or the Facebook page Every time you post, you will receive another entry in the drawing! Four winners will be chosen at random. For prizes and details go to Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 13, on Write On! Online and in the September Write On! Newsletter.

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Congratulations to Eddy Valleys, August winner of an iScript, for posting goals on Write On! Online. Post your September Goals here.

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What do you do with a big-decade birthday staring you in the face? If you’re one L.A.-based writer, you decide to celebrate it by raising $50,000 in 50 days for a local non-profit benefiting teen girl writers—and agreeing to shave your head if you make your total! Check out Colleen Wainwright’s inspiring “50 for 50 Project.”

An author friend who has four nationally published books is seeking an illustrator to help him bid on a project. Email for more information.

Ivan Lovegren just completed the trailer for his film: Canyon Road. You can watch it here.

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GiV LA will be hosting a beach cleanup and day of fun in the sun. Saturday, August 20 from 9am to 12pm. Help clean up Will Rogers State Beach and then enjoy some volleyball and lunch. Location: Will Rogers State Beach 15800 Pacific Coast Highway At the end of Temescal Canyon Road Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. For more information contact

The Future of Story: Get access to some of the greatest screenwriters and filmmakers – plus a screening of new film – in Los Angeles on August 27th. Click here for details and pricing on this Michael Wiese Productions event.

The 12th Annual Writers Faire is at UCLA on Sunday, August 28, from 11am to 3pm (exhibit starts at 10am). The event is free, tho parking on campus is $12. Read about the Writers Faire Mini-Panels.

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.

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 August 17 Write On! Meeting, featuring Chris Vogler, will be on Blog Talk Radio at 12 pm Pacific/3 pm Eastern. Post a question for Chris and you could win a copy of his book: Memo from the Story Department.

Listen online or call in: 646-381-4910. RSVP and Post a Question for Chris Vogler on Facebook.

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

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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!

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

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