Our November meeting will be the live hangout in West LA. Join us on Wednesday, November 13, from 1 – 3pm for the November Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, on Wednesday. Swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. And feel free to bring old books and magazines to swap or give away at the meeting. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your December Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our October goal-posting winner Melody Lopez, who won a copy of John Badham On Directing: Notes from the Set of Saturday Night Fever, War Games, and More by John Badham.

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Check out Gisele Perez’s newly rerevamped Pain Perdu Blog. Read recap posts of her recent Cuba trip and learn about her appearance on Daytime TV in Tampa, where she demoed a recipe for Bread Pudding with Sautéed Pears.

Tom Owens just published his first ebook – 101 PO’ed Poems: Frustrations in Free Verse. Congrats, Tom!

Literary fiction and poetry writersCarolyn Howard-Johnson and Teresa Morrow chatted about marketing essentials that work for fiction and poetry on Teresa’s Inspirations Nations Radio Show. Listen here.

Nowster.com is now accepting submissions for content around technology, startups, and pop culture. Contact Steven for more information.

Two contests from Northwest Institute of Literary Arts: Soundings Review Founders’ Circle Contest is open to any genre; $10 per entry. Winner receives publication in Soundings Review and $300. Soundings Review First Publication Contest is open to any genre for those who have never been published in a nationally-distributed publication before. $10 per entry. Winner receives publication and $100. Next deadline is January 1.

WeSaidGoTravel.com’s Gratitude Travel Writing Contest opens September 11 and runs  through November 28, 2013. The theme for the Fall 2013 contest is “Gratitude: A Place You Feel Awe.” No entry fee and $1,000 in cash prizes. Share your stories of awe and Inspire others to travel more! Judges: Richard Bangs, Tiffany Hawk, and the We Said Go Travel Team.

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November 13: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout for Writers & Other Creatives at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, from 1 to 3pm. LA Writers and Creative People, swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. Like the cafe on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. RSVP on FacebookNOTE: There is no virtual meeting in November, just a writers hangout.

November 14: The film #Stuck is having a crowdfunding pre-launch party at Hemingways in Hollywood. #Stuck is a festival-winning indie romance with a modern premise: “What’s the worst thing that could happen after a one night stand? You get stuck in traffic and are forced to get to know each other.” Details and RSVP.

November 15 – 17: Visit the MWP booth at CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, CA, to network with MWP authors Ellen Besen (Animation Unleashed) and Aubry Mintz (Ideas for the Animated Shorts), Pilar Alessandra (The Coffee Break Screenwriter), and Steven Kaplan (The Hidden Tools of Comedy); purchase MWP books at a discount; and see live demos of Master Shots Ebooks with HD video and Audio.

November 19: SMCLA’s panel – Social Customer Service: Creating Customer Experience Online – at DirectTV in El Segundo, CA. RSVP here.

November 21: LAX Coastal Chamber’s Connect to Tech L.A.’s is launching with a networking event and panel: “What I Wish I had Known as a College Student” at OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.” RSVP.

December 2 & 3: Pay it Forward for Business Christmas Party – Incubate and Pay it Forward at Satellite Flexible Workspace in Santa Monica. Get tickets for Monday or Tuesday night’s party.

December 6: Friday Night Social, sponsored by Scriptwriters Network and Jen Grisanti, at Busby’s East in Los Angeles.

December 8: Tongue in Groove Reading at Beyond Baroque starts at 5pm. Cathy Colman’s Writers & Workshoppers present poetry and prose, featuring readers Hal Ackerman, Debbon Ayer, Tracy DeBrincat, Liz Dubelman, Jeri Edwards, Marilyn Johnson, Judy Korin, Meredith Muncy, Wendy Murray, Roger Soffer, and Al Walton.  RSVP on Facebook.

Write On! Members: Let me know if you have a book being released or some awesome news, so we can include it in the next newsletter. Also, check out the Write On Online Facebook Page for regular opportunities to share your books and blogs: Tuesdays: Boast your Blog, Thursdays: Share your Twitter, and Fridays: Flaunt your Fan Page.


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  1. Thank you for mentioning my appearance on Teresa Morrow’s Inspiration Nation. The two of you should get in touch. Some just know HOW “to do it.” (-:

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Loving helping writers get read with my HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers including the multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Book Promoter (http://budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo)


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