Happy New Year!

Start the year off by joining us for the January Write On!/Guided Goals Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s Coffee in Westwood. Post your goals on Write On Online or Facebook by December 31 to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions. Plus, send newsletter items to deckerling@gmail.com by Monday, January 4. More information in this week’s Write On Wednesday.

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December 31: Last day to post your Goals on Write On Online or Facebook to be entered in this month’s drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

January 1: Happy New Year! Share your 2015 Accomplishments and 2016 Goals.

January 1: LA Writers Group’s 15-Day Writing Challenge begins. Details here.

January 4: Deadline to submit a 2-3 line news item or event for the January Newsletter to deckerling@gmail.com.

January 6: Write On!/Guided Goals January Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s Coffee, 1854 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles 90025. We’ll have a table reserved inside. RSVP on Facebook.

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

January 10: Books and Broads: A JAWS conversation with literary agent Bonnie Nadell from 2 to 4 pm in Pasadena. Details and RSVP here.

January 26: Second Annual JAWS’ Goal-Setting Workshop with Debra Eckerling at 7pm at NextSpaceLA in Culver City. Details and RSVP.

Ongoing: 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.

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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 YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, or listen on Stitcher. I will be launching the Guided Goals’ newsletter soon. Please sign up and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity.”

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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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Writers, please email me if you have a 2-3 line news item or event and/or if you are are interested in contributing a Write On! Review, writing an Expert Column, or participating in an Author Q&A. Write On!



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