Post your June Goals on Write On Online or Facebook and be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Rowena Sierant, who won a copy of Film and Video Budgets 6 by Maureen Ryan.
My book – Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages – will be FREE on Amazon June 5 – 7, 2015 Although it’s geared towards kids, there are plenty of prompts adults can use to exercise those writing muscles! Grab your copy this weekend Write on!
Tonya Plank’s three-book romance series set in the world of ballroom dancing, Fever, will be released on June 10. If anyone is a big romance reader, and wants to write a review on Amazon, Goodreads, their blogs, etc, Tonya is giving away advance digital copies of each of the three books. Please let me know and I’ll connect you.
Unfinished Chapters (Anthology) is seeking short essays about love, loss, relationships and wishful do-overs. Deadline: July 1, 2015. Top three prizes: $200/$100/$75 (USD). Read the submission guidelines.
Watch for Patrick Horton’s MAKING THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE A Very Brief Guide To Transformational Story, Emerging Media, & Strategic Social Change to be posted on June 7. Q&A with the author also coming soon.
The second edition of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s The Frugal Editor: Do-it-yourself editing secrets for authors: From your query letter to final manuscript to the marketing of your bestseller is now available.
The Tahoma Literary Review is accepting narrative nonfiction submissions on any subject. Full guidelines are here. Also accepting fiction and poetry submissions. They currently pay between $30 and $100.
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Do your kids love to write? Want to encourage them to hone and expand their writing skills? Check out Purple Pencil Adventures: Writing Prompts for Kids of All Ages. Although it’s geared towards kids, there are plenty of prompts adults can use to exercise those writing muscles! Write on!
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June 3: Write On!/Guided Goals June Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside, but, if the group’s too large, there’s space outdoors. RSVP on Facebook.
June 5: Friday Night Social with Scriptwriters Network and Jen Grisanti at Pearl’s Sunset Strip, 8909 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, starting at 6:30pm. RSVP on Meetup.
June 6: E-Books Pro and Con: Being Smart About Publishing in the Digital Age at UCLA Extension. I am one of the guest speakers for this course, taught by Linda Marsa.
June 7 – 27: Arthur M. Jolly’s full length comedy “A Very Modern Marriage” will have its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival by Will Play for Food Theatre Company, at the Lounge Theatre. Details here.
June 8 – 12: Social Media Week. Check out events in Los Angeles.
June 12: Vermin on the Mount, hosted by Jim Ruland, at Book Show, 5503 Figueroa, Los Angeles, from 7 – 9pm. Readings by Meredith Alling, Jerry Gabriel, Michal Lemberger, Kevin Maloney, and Porochista Khakpour.
June 13: Lee Gale Gruen will give an author talk/book signing for her memoir: Adventures with Dad: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Through a Senior Acting Class at 2pm, at Crown Books, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.
June 24: Gratitude and Trust Summit at the 92nd Street Y in New York.
June 26 – 28: From Idea to Script — A Hands-On Weekend Retreat with Elana Golden in in Hollywood, near the intersection of La Brea and Beverly Blvd. (limited to 5 participants). Details here.
July 8: Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside, but, if the group’s too large, there’s space outdoors. RSVP on Facebook.
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