LA Writers/entrepreneurs, stop by for the November Write On!/Guided Goals hangout on Wednesday, November 4, from 1 to 3pm, at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. RSVP on Facebook.

Post your November 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 Lizzie Carroll, who won a copy of Shoot like Spielberg by Christopher Kenworthy.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As; (Dave Johnson, Techwalla and Stephanie Olivieri, Tips for NaNoWriMo) Write On! Wednesdays; Guest Columns; and more.


In October, I launched the Guided Goals Podcast on Write On’s companion site GuidedGoals.com. The podcast is a series of expert interviews, designed to help people pursue their passion projects. Each episode wraps with action items (recommended goals), so listeners can take what they heard, and move forward right away. Watch on YouTubelisten, and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher.

Check out the latest episodes of the Guided Goals Podcast: The Influencer Economy with Ryan Williams, Public Relations with Liz H. Kelly, Disruption with Jay Samit, Content Marketing with Jon Wuebben, and LinkedIn with Viveka von Rosen.

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Dana Bate launched her third novel, Too Many Cooks. The book, published by Kensington, has been called “a perfect choice for foodie fans of women’s fiction” by Library Journal and was named a “Top Pick” by RT Book Reviews.

Ayun Halliday’s new play, Fawnbook, a post-digital, pre-apocalyptic dark comedy starring 3 middle-aged women and 3 teenage boys, runs through November at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn. All dialogue was drawn from social media posts about food, disasters both man-made and natural, and North American wildlife wandering into suburband backyards.

Robert Kerbeck’s kooky tale of surfing werewolves, “Lycans Don’t Surf,” was accepted by Cream City Review and will appear in their 40th anniversary edition. His story about a recipe stealing celebrity chef, “A Dish Best Served Warm,” was accepted by Gargoyle and will appear in their 40th anniversary edition, as well. Congrats, Robert!

Michal Lemberger, author of After Abel and Other Stories, will be in New York, from November 12 – 16, to read from and talk about her book. Vividly reimagined with startling contemporary clarity, this debut collection of short stories gives voice to silent, often-marginalized biblical women: their ambitions, their love for their children, their values, their tremendous struggles, and their challenges.

These events are free and open to the public: Reading and discussion: Thursday, November 12, from 7-8:30pm, at Schechter Manhattan – 805 Columbus. Talk on narrative in the Bible: Friday, November 13, 5:30pm, at Congregation Darkhei Noam, 270 West 89th Street. Reading and discussion: Monday, November 16, 12pm, at the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, Columbia University, 513 Fayerweather Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue.

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Enter WeSaidGoTravel.com’s ​Gratitude Travel Writing Contest by ​November 26, 2015. The theme for the ​Fall 2015 contest is ​Gratitude: ​Where do you feel thankful? No entry fee and $650 in cash prizes. Share your stories of ​gratitude and ​inspire others to travel more! Judges: Richard Bangs, Annelise Sorensen, and the We Said Go Travel Team.

Each week, Techwalla is giving away smartphone cases to people who write cool user reviews on the site. Read the rules. Check out my podcast with Techwalla’s editor-in-chief Dave Johnson.

Explore Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s free service at The New Book Review. The blog extends the life of an author or reviewer’s favorite reviews. Include appropriate links, your bio, reviewers, and of course reviews. Submission guidelines are in the left column of the blog page.

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Screenwriters, have you written a script or two but have no idea what to do next? If you’re writing to sell, you have to understand the fundamentals and how the entertainment business works. Steve Kaire has sold 8 projects to the major studios without representation and has been helping writers since 2002. This is your opportunity to benefit from his 30 years of knowledge and experience as a successful screenwriter. For more information, go to SteveKairePitchman.

Need more followers, website visitors, and sales? If you’re an author or writer, or even a home business owner, check out Karen Cioffi’s Blogging Smart Video Workshop.

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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!

POPULOVE.net is looking for writers to contribute posts about Pop Music, Community Awareness, and more.  Interested? Contact amanda@populove.net,

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.

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

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I will be launching the Guided Goals newsletter soon. Sign up for the email list, and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity.” Guided Goals offers coaching and project management services, as well as tools and advice to put you on the path to success. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and Follow on Twitter. Check out the Guided Goals Podcast.


November: National Novel Writing Month. Are you writing a novel in November? Check out Stephanie Olivieri’s tips for NaNo. And please share your NaNoWriMo link in the comments.

November 2: Deadline to submit a 2-3 line news item or event for the November Newsletter todeckerling@gmail.com.

November 4: Write On!/Guided Goals November Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside. RSVP on Facebook.

November 6: Debra Eckerling will be leading a Lunch N Learn on Blogging for Business at LAX Coworking in Los Angeles. RSVP here and/or on Facebook. By the way, it’s Free Friday at LAX Coworking, so come early and/or stay late and work.

November 7: Access Your Inner Genius with Los Angeles Writers Group and Tracy DeBrincat from 10am – 1pm. Put some life — your own! — into your writing by uncovering your natural themes and gifts.

November 8: Book Launch for POPS Anthology Ghetto By the Sea at Barnes & Noble at The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, at 2pm. Readings, music, treats and special guest host, story teller Antonio Sacre.

November 17: Social Media Club LA presents “Fitness Finesse: Staying in Shape with Social Media” from 6:30 – 9pm at CTRL Collective, 12575 Beatrice Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Lindsay Tredent Mauch, Fit & Awesome, moderates the panel of Leah Segedie, Founder of the Mamavation community; Amanda Meixer, Social Media Manager, Beachbody HQ; and Laura Knapp, Vice President of Digital Content & Influencer Marketing, Social Reality, Inc. RSVP here.

December 2: Guided Goals/Write On! December Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside. 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.


Write On Online’s Facebook page has again been included in The Write Life’s Top Facebook Groups for Writers. Thanks, The Write Life! Check out the entire list.

For even more writing support, check out BookPod, an online social platform for authors and aspiring authors centered around the world of books and publishing. Interested in joining BookPod? Email Jennifer Brody.

Need a transcriber? CLK Transcription can help! CLK employs more than 30 highly trained transcriptionists … and has great rates. Email carollee@clktranscription.com for more information.

iScript.com has added a new audiobook component to their offerings. Now, you can get high-quality audiobooks made of your writing!

Orange County Writers, check out Lit Central OC, an online magazine for news, reviews, craft articles and more for writers in the Orange County area.

Like Michael Wiese Productions on Facebook to learn about contests, workshops, special events, and new releases from the number one publisher of film books in the world.

Need quality printing at affordable prices? Check out PRINT-Xpress. From banners and posters to brochures and business cards and everything in between, they’ve got you covered. Contact Sam or Carolyn for more information.

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Guided Goals: Define, Plan & Achieve Your Goals. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Email Deckerling@gmail.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!



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