WOLast week, I was a guest on two Twitter chats. Read the Twitter Chat recaps for #MobileChat with Anh Nguyen on mobile writing tools and Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter on managing your productivity and time on Twitter. Plus, there’s a pre-chat Facebook Live with Zala Bricelj for #TwitterSmarter.

For those who don’t know, a Twitter chat is a conversation on Twitter – usually on a certain topic or interest at a the same time each week – using a specific hashtag. That way, you can follow the conversation and add your thoughts, and, as a bonus, get to connect with a lot of new people. I use TweetChat for managing the abundance of tweets during a chat, whether I am a guest or participant.

Remember, post your September Goals on Write On Online and weekly goals on Facebook (a new goal thread starts every Monday) to be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions.

Join the Write On Online Facebook Group for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs to chime in on the threads, share your links, and more and keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook Page for my spontaneous videos, designed to help motivate and cheer you on.

Upcoming Events

September 21: Want to attend a LIVE event with some top story speakers/educators? Join Michael Wiese Productions authors at 4pm in Los Angeles. Get details.

September 23: IWOSC presents Legal Issues for Writers from 10:30am – 1pm in Culver City. Join two literary agents who are also attorneys in a workshop discussion, answering your questions about author rights, contracts, fair use, using pictures or names, and any legal issue about writing. $15 IWOSC Members; $35 non-members. Get details.

September 25: Hear a panel of authors discuss Giving Good Advice: How-To and Self-Help Books, at 7:30pm in Culver City. Topics include branding yourself as an expert, platforms, attracting agents, and the craft of writing itself. Join panelists Jennifer Purdie, Rebecca Cooper, Marilyn Anderson, Steven SanchezDebra Eckerling, and moderator Robin Quinn. Presented by IWOSC, the Independent Writers of Southern California. Free to members; $15 non-members. See IWOSC.org for Get details.

October 4: October LA Hangout at C&M Coffee and Milk Westwood Gateway, 11111 Santa Monica Blvd, in Westwood from 1-3pm. C&M will validate parking in the building. RSVP on Facebook.

October 16: I will be a guest on #ContentChat at 12pm pacific. Topic: Goal Setting and Time Management for Bloggers.

Want to know where to submit your fiction from now through Thanksgiving? See Art Klepchukov’s latest Writer Unboxed contest roundup.


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.

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


Need blogging inspiration? Check out my book: Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your BlogWhether you are starting or relaunching your blog, it will walk you through the process.

Author & Expert Q&As on Write On Online. Do you have a new book or an upcoming book release? Do you have an entrepreneurial, marketing, or creative specialty to share? Are you interested in being featured on Write On Online? For consideration email deckerling@gmail.com with your website link and a short bio. Thanks!

Check out 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 StitcherSeason two is starting soon.

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 or Expert Column. Write On!



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