LA writers/creatives/entrepreneurs, stop by our October Write On/Guided Goals Hangout on Wednesday, September 7, from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles. RSVP on Facebook. Also, we’re going to start doing Hangouts on Facebook Live. Keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook Page for notifications.

Post your October 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 Shannon Holly Kuharikwho won a copy of Beat by Beat by Todd Klick. Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, including Q&As (check out recent interviews with playwright Ken Levine and author Shannon Luders-Manuel); Write On! Wednesdays; Meeting Recaps, and more.

Do you have a new book or an upcoming book release? Want to be featured in a Write On Online Author Q&A? For consideration email deckerling@gmail.com or submit your info here.


Artemis Journal is seeking art and literary submissions for the upcoming 2017 Artemis Journal. For submission guidelines, go to Artemisjournal.org.

Jennifer Brody’s new book Return of the Continuums publishes on November 1. The book launch will be November 5 at Skylight Books in downtown LA. RSVP for the book launch.

Check out One Cool Thing, a weekly podcast that features unexpected conversations about the tech all around us, as hosts Dave Johnson and Rick Broida look for that one cool thing. Dave and Rick publish two other weekly podcasts, Battlestar Recaptica and Challenge of the Week. Check out my Guided Goals Podcast interviews with Dave Johnson and Rick Broida.

Tommy Burke’s Not Just Sunglasses & Autographs Podcast launched this week. Listen on Libsyn and iTunes. Read the recaps on Hollywood TV Experience, which you can Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

The first of Merrill Feitell’s video essays just got published at ElectricLiterature.com — along with a craft and process essay about arriving at this form: “Map Inset: Kansas – A Video Essay about a woman, a dog, the open road, and the things we carry to the middle of nowhere.” Watch here.

Amy Lieu launched a talk show on her YouTube channel, called #AmyLieuPresents to empower women with an Asian American perspective. The show is for all genders and races. She has interviewed actors/actresses, comedians, musicians, her mother about her Vietnam War refugee experience, and more. Also as working journalist, she aims for the show to highlight underrepresented stories of marginalized communities.

Looking for a costume this Halloween? Tien Starling’s article in the October issue of Dell Horoscope has plenty of ideas…Happy Boo day!!

Greenscreen Made Easy – 2nd Edition by Jeremy Hanke and Michele Yamazaki is newly released from Michael Wiese Productions.

The Todos Santos Writers Workshop offers a 10% discount on tuition for the upcoming Feb 5 – 11 session in Baja to WriteOn! members who apply by September 30. Classes in Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, with craft seminars and special guest speakers. Join us in our Pueblo Magico by the sea for the story of your life.


Starting in September, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, writers are welcome to come to the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club to write from 6:30 to 10pm. The club, at 1210 4th St, asks for a $3 donation. RSVP to MAnnapav@aol.com.

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.

Female Authors wanted for interviews on the #SheWroteABook podcast with Lena Anani. If interested, please inquire here and please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

Writers, pen won’t budge? Read The Morning Nudge! Get your free subscription.

Trying to let the media know about your latest book? Stumped on what to include in the press release? Get Cheryl Tan’s free press release template.

Subscribe to Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s How to Do it Frugally Newsletter for great tips, how-to articles, bonuses and more! Also check out the resources for writers on her website.

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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! To learn more listen to my interview on the She Wrote a Book Podcast with Lena Anani.

Write On Online’s Guided Goals Podcast is a series of expert interviews, designed to help people pursue their passion projects. Each episode wraps with action items, so listeners can take what they heard, and move forward right away. We are taking a break, but you can listen to previous podcasts on GuidedGoals.com. Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.

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October 5: October LA Hangout from 1 – 3pm at Peet’s, 1854 Westwood Blvd, LA. RSVP on Facebook.

October 6: How to Break into the Screenwriting Business A four week course by Michele Wallerstein via Screenwriters University begins.

October 7: Early bird ticket deadline for #140 conf tickets #140conf. The event is at The Crest in Los Angeles on November 14. Details below. Get Early Bird Tickets.

October 15: Bring your writing questions to Gerald Everett Jones of GetPublished! radio, and sit in on a taping of his show, starting at 10:30am. Sponsored by IWOSC, the event will be in Culver City and costs $35 for non-members, $15 members. More info & RSVPs: IWOSC.org.

October 17: PALA (Publishers Association of Los Angeles) presents a talk about Google Analytics and what it can do for writers with Joel Davis. Free to PALA members; $15 others. The event is in Culver City, and starts at 7pm. More info at Pa-la.org.

October 20: Celebrate the season finale of Book’d “The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out” lit event at The Group Repertory/Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. Festivities to include author readings, bookish giveaways and a catered mingling reception. RSVP and get details.

October 20 – 22: Author 101 University at Concourse LAX.  The conference costs only $197 and you can bring a friend for FREE. Use coupon code TERRYGUEST to save another $50.

October 29: PALA presents The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing with Sharon Goldinger. Go to PA-LA.org and click on the right sidebar for a list of all the topics Sharon will cover. RSVP and pay there as well. This 4-hour seminar starts at 9:30am in Culver City, and prepaid reservations are required. $69 before October 8; $79 after.

October 30: IWOSC presents You’ve Graduated — So Now What??” a panel aimed at young people trying to break into the writing industry – in TV/film and online journalism. Event is in Culver City, and starts at 7:30pm. IWOSC members free; others $15. All the info and panelists at IWOSC.org.

November 2: November LA Hangout at Peet’s in Westwood. RSVP on Facebook.

November 14: The 2016 edition of #140conf will take place in Los Angeles at The Crest in Westwood. I will be co-hosting the event with founder Jeff Pulver. The format of our conference are 10 minute talks mixed with a few short panel discussions, followed by networking. The #140conf events provide a platform to listen, connect, share, and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the real-time internet on business. Check out the lineup and get tickets.

Plus, lots of upcoming Writing Workshops from Los Angeles Writers Group.

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.


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.

Trying to get media attention for your upcoming project? Learn how to connect with reporters and get great press. Learn more about Cheryl Tan’s online PR Pro community.

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. Download the 2016 MWP catalog.

Need book covers, illustrations, or other book design elements? Contact michele@micheledesigns.com, graphic designer and illustrator.

For 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. Guided Goals offers coaching and project management services, as well as tools and advice to put you on the path to success. Sign up for the newsletter, and receive “5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity. Like Guided Goals on Facebook and follow on Twitter, and check out the Guided Goals Podcast. Email Deckerling@gmail.com or call 310.908.8980 for more information!



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