LA Writers/entrepreneurs, stop by for the Guided Goals/Write On! December Happy Hour or December 2, from 6 – 8pm at The West End, 2116 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. 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 this month’s goal-posting winner Corina We, who won a copy of Shoot like Scorsese by Christopher Kenworthy. By the way, all U.S. Michael Wiese Productions customers can order books on their website by December 9th and receive a 25% discount and shipping as low as  $5.00 for orders of up to nine books. And you will receive books in time for the holidays!

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As; (Amy Friedman, editor, Ghetto by the Sea and Jay Samit, Disrupt You!) 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: Hustle with Blake Jamieson, Breaking through Blocks with Chris Husong, Instagram with Jenn Hermann and Finding Your Niche with Howard Brodwin.

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Missed my Blogging for Business Lunch N Learn at LAX Coworking? Read the recap on the LAX Coworking blog by Kirby Israelson.

Kirby Howell’s YA apocalyptic romance trilogy beginning with Autumn in the City of Angels is now concluded with Autumn in the City of Lights!  This well-reviewed series has an average of 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon across almost 200 reviews, and is currently being shopped to film and television studios for adaption possibilities!

In time for the holidays, Robert Kerbeck’s version of a Christmas story can be read here. Spoiler alert. He likes Halloween better.

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.

Subscribe to Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s How to Do it Frugally Newsletter for great tips, how-to articles, bonuses and more!

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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.

Check out the new Email Marketing Video Workshop by the Article Writing Doctor. It shows how to build your subscriber list, build relationships, and boost sales.

Saturday Creative Writing Workshops by Elana Golden, December through March in Los Angeles.

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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 on January 2016. 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.


December 2: Guided Goals/Write On! December Happy Hour. Our December meeting is now a Happy Hour. Join us from 6 – 8pm at The West End, 2116 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. RSVP on Facebook.

December 7: Motivational Mondays – $5 coworking from 10am – 7pm at LAX Coworking. Register here.

December 7: Digital Family Reunion from 6 – 11pm at The Victorian in Santa Monica. Use code DFR15 for $10 off. Get your ticketsRSVP on Facebook.

December 8: Michael Wiese Productions is hosting a free 30-minute webinar at 12pm pacific time  by Pam Douglas: Who’s Going to Win the Future of TV? You are. Whether you’re trying to break into the exhilarating world of television, or you’re a working writer-producer seeking to update and expand, this is your chance to find out what’s happening and how you can take advantage of the new opportunities. Space is limited. Please click here to register.

December 15: Social Media Club LA Holiday Party at General Assembly, 1617 Broadway, 2nd Floor, in Santa Monica. This year’s event is a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Details and RSVP here.

January 8: Debra Eckerling will be leading a Lunch N Learn on Goal Setting at LAX Coworking in Los Angeles. RSVP here.

January 9-10,: Patrick A. Horton, PhD’s MAKING THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Mastering The Power Of Story, Diversity, & Strategic Social Change: A Two Day Seminar Celebration of Story, Diversity, Collaboration, & Success in the Emerging Media and Brave New World. This event, which takes place in North Hollywood, CA, is provided at intentionally low fees by the Telling Stories Social & Media Advocacy Project and Write Brothers, Inc. / Movie Magic S screenwriter, DramaticaPro, & Dramatica Story Expert. Members in good standing with select institutions, organizations, and guilds are eligible for a 1/3 off discount. Get more information or register here. It won’t just change the way you work… It will change the way you live…

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.

She Takes on the World is a top blog for women entrepreneurs, career women, and young women professionals.

Not sure what gadget gifts to buy this holiday season? Techwalla has curated the 5 best choices in a number of popular categories. Check out the 5 best cameras to give as gifts, for example, or check out all of the gift guides. Like Techwalla on Facebook and follow @Techwallahq on Twitter for more tech finds.

Need tech expertise for your website or business? Todd Zebert Consulting excels with integrative IT services, from WordPress … to beyond! Email Todd.

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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