WOOn Monday I was a guest on Erika Heald’s #ContentChat. If you missed the chat on goal-setting for bloggers, you can read Erika’s recap.

Remember, post your October 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.

If you don’t live in LA – or even if you do – join the Write On Online Facebook Group for writers, creatives, and entrepreneurs to chime in on the threads, share your links, and more. Plus, keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook Page for my spontaneous videos, designed to help motivate and cheer you on.

Upcoming Events

October 21: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents Emmy-winning writer and producer Shelby Stone in a frank discussion about racism, sexism, and homophobia in our 21st century entertainment publishing community from 10:30am to 1pm at the Veterans Building in Culver City. See IWOSC.org for details. Members $15; non $35.

October 30: A Magazine Editors panel, presented by IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) at the Veterans Building in Culver City at 7:30 pm. Learn what editors for The Los Angeles Times and top magazines and ezines are seeking. Details at IWOSC.org. Free to members, $15 non.

November: National Novel Writing Month. Are you planning to write a book in November? Sign up at NaNoWriMo.org.

November 1: November 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.

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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