Writers/Creative People and Entrepreneurs, join us on Wednesday, January 15, for the Write On/Guided Goals 2014 Kickoff Potluck from 6:30 – 9pm at Regus Business Center, 2500 Broadway, Bldg F, Suite F-125, Santa Monica. We will mix, mingle, and set goals for the new year. As in writers group tradition, this will be a potluck, so please let me know if there is something you would like to bring. RSVP on Facebook.
Also, join us on Thursday, January 30, from 1 – 3pm for a bonus January Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. RSVP on Facebook.
Post your February Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to our January goal-posting winner Mary Garcia, who won a copy of Screenwriting Behind Enemy Lines by John Schimmel.
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Start your year off on the right track! Sign up for the Guided Goals‘ newsletter and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity.” Guided Goals offers coaching services, as well as tools and advice to put you on the path to success. Check out the Goal of the Week, posted Mondays.
For even more writing support, check out BookPod, an online social platform for authors and aspiring authors centered around the (mysterious and heartrending) world of books and publishing. Topics include book proposals, querying agents, submission, self-publishing, marketing, and more. Interested in joining BookPod? Email Jennifer Brody.
Scott Selby’s A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer was just released last week. Check out an excerpt in The Daily Beast.
Maxine Nunes‘ mystery novel, Dazzled (Five Star/Cengage), is out in both Kindle and hardcover editions, with a rave from ForeWord Reviews: “Maxine Nunes crafts an outstanding tale of friendship, murder, love, and betrayal in her impressive debut, Dazzled.”
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WeSaidGoTravel.com’s Inspiration Travel Writing Contest deadline is February 14. The theme is “Inspiration: A Place That Inspires you to Spend Time Wisely.” No entry fee and $1,750 in cash prizes. Share your stories! Judges: Richard Bangs, Amy Friedman, and the We Said Go Travel Team.
Crime Fiction Contest: Crime writers, here’s your chance to have your work read by a New York Times best-selling crime writer! Robert Dugoni (The Conviction, Murder One) will read the first 5,000 words of our finalists’ crime novel! The winning manuscript will get read by agent Laurie McLean of Foreword Literary for possible representation. Deadline is February 14. Reading fee: $25. Check out the details and submission requirements.
January 15: Write On/Guided Goals 2014 Kickoff Potluck from 6:30 – 9pm at Regus Business Center, 2500 Broadway, Bldg F, Suite F-125, Santa Monica. We will mix, mingle, and set goals for the new year. As in writers group tradition, this will be a potluck, so please let me know if there is something you would like to bring. RSVP on Facebook. (There is plenty of metered street parking. Or, you can park in the building for a flat rate of $15.)
January 21: Social Media Club LA January Happy Hour at The Craftsman Bar and Kitchen in Santa Monica. Get tickets here.
January 23: ArtworxLA Fundraiser Screening of the original 35MM film of The Breakfast Club at WME private screening room, 9601 Wilshire Blvd (entrance on Camden, parking with validation in the garage). Suggested donation of $20. Wine & cheese reception begins at 7pm, film begins at 7:30pm.
January 28: Writers Guild Foundation/Writers Guild of America’s Beyond Words panel of nominated screenwriters is at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Get tickets and more information.
January 30: Bonus January Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Capital One 360 – Los Angeles Café, 11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles. Swing by the cafe for coffee and conversation. RSVP on Facebook. (Parking is free in the building.) Love the Café, write up a review on Yelp!
Save the Date: March 1 is the 2014 Pre-Oscar Panel with Michael Wiese Productions authors at The Writers Store in Burbank. Details here.
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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