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The Write On Online September 2018 Newsletter has member news, events, and more.

Join us for the September LA Meeting on Wednesday, September 5, from 1 to 3pm at Caffe Luxxe, 11640 San Vicente, Suite 101, in Brentwood. Hang out, set goals, and catch up with your writer/creative/entrepreneur peeps.  RSVP on Facebook.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Bill Kelly, who won a copy of Shoot from the Heart by Diane Bell. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your August GoalsBtw, you can find some awesome ebooks at the lowest prices at my Write On Online MWP Affiliate bookstore.

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting and #GoalChat Recaps, and more. Keep an eye on the Write On Online Facebook page for spontaneous live videos and join the Write On Online Facebook Group for community and conversation.


Need help figuring out what you want and how to get it? Are you having trouble starting or finishing a project? Check out my workshops and one-hour coaching sessions, I can put you on the path to achieving your goals. Contact me to get started.

Check out Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Fall 2018. Each opportunity includes reasons to submit. Thanks for sharing, Art Klepchukov.

Danica Davidson’s latest middle-grade Minecrafter book, Return of the Ender Dragon, is now out. She also has a lesson plan around her book Escape from the Overworld available through Microsoft’s official Minecraft: Education Edition site. Titled “Reading and Writing Minecraft,” it’s a lesson that classrooms are welcome to use to help their Minecraft fans get into the world of language arts.

Submit a review to Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s newly spruced-up 101 Writers Digest Best Blogs Pick Review site: The New Book Review. Submission guidelines are in the left column of the blog and submissions may include a generous bio for both the author of the book being reviewed and the reviewer. Don’t forget to get permission from the reviewer to reprint his or her review!

As they approach the book launch date, Dennis Wilen’s been slowly rolling out new content on the website he built. According to Dennis, last week, “we went with a tried and true promotional gambit — Ye Olde Exclusive Preview. Here’s the first chapter.”

Stephanie Olivieri is part of a charity auction, called Bank on Booksellers. It goes live on September 9 and ends September 15, 2018.

Want to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle and drop 2 dress or pants sizes before Thanksgiving? Save your spot in Catherine Basu’s online group fitness program where you’re guaranteed results. The fun starts Monday, September 10, and is limited to 10 participants.
Travel Photo Award: For We Said Go Travel’s 2018 Best in Travel Photo Award, share your favorite shot. Why do you love it? How did you create it? Submit a photo taken in the last two years. Deadline is November 1, 2018. Free to enter.

Michael Wiese Productions Fans: If you do a Facebook Live stream to talk about your favorite MWP book and post it, they will send any MWP Book to you absolutely FREE. Let the Facebook Live streaming begin! Also, all MWP titles are always 25% off.

The Tahoma Literary Review is accepting narrative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions. Full guidelines are here. They currently pay between $30 and $100.


September 5: NEW LOCATION: September LA Meeting on Wednesday, September 5, from 1 to 3pm at Caffe Luxxe, 11640 San Vicente, Suite 101, in Brentwood. The parking lot is free for 90 minutes, but if you are there a little longer, it should be fine.

September 9: There will be no #GoalChat this week, but I will jump on Twitter around noon PT to check in with everyone.

September 16: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Revisions. Join #GoalChat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. Go to and follow the hashtag. And read the recaps.

September 21 – 22: Come north for the 2018 Alaska Writers’ Guild writers and illustrators conference in Anchorage. So far, this year’s keynote faculty consists of Rebecca Zanetti and Angela Ackerman. Take a look at the 2018 schedule.

September 23: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Freebies to Promote Your Biz.

September 24: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents a panel discussion for writers: Marketing Your Work, moderated by Steve Sanchez, at 7:30pm. RSVP online; free to members, $15 nonmembers.

September 30: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is October Goals.

October 3: The October LA Hangout will be in West LA from 1 to 3pm. Stay tuned for details. RSVP on Facebook.


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

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

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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.


Ready to start or relaunch your blog? Check out my book Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog. And if you read the book, I would love a review. Please and thank you.

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.

Talking With Authors” is a podcast that features interviews with independent and small-press authors. Tell them about your books here.

Fiction Writing for Children is a 180-page book from award-winning children’s author and ghostwriter Karen Cioffi. You’ll be shown how to write your story, submit your work, establish your online platform, and book-marketing basics. Check it out today!

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


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.

Want to learn more about me? Check out my interview on Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter Monthly Talk ShowKristen Tsetsi’s interview with me on Jane Friedman’s blog, my interview on Carrie Dils podcastand Amanda Goldman-Petri’s on her Market Like a Nerd Podcast on How to Launch Your Blog in 30 Days. Also, read my post on how to develop relationships with other writers on Aerogramme Writer’s Studio. 

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.

When you combine food with advice, you’re bring love to the table. Check out Ask Al A Also send questions to and check out her Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for even more food for thought.

Need a transcriber? CLK Transcription can help! CLK employs more than 30 highly trained transcriptionists … and has great rates. Email for more information.

Does your website or blog need a new look?  Does it work the way it’s supposed to on desktops, smartphones, and tablets? Our friend Dennis Wilen can help. Email and tell him Deb sent you!

If you’ve been spinning your wheels trying to learn WordPress or Mailchimp and have unanswered questions and/or want to shorten the learning curve, take a look at Janet Gervers Personalized Online Training program. Use PromoCode: WriteOn for a discount. 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 book covers, illustrations, or other book design elements? Contact, graphic designer and illustrator.

POPS the Club, a nonprofit that creates, trains and supports clubs in high schools for students whose lives have been impacted by incarceration and deportation now serves nine schools in the L.A. area, as well as schools in Pennsylvania, Northern California, and Minnesota. They are always looking for volunteers; writers are especially welcome. If you’re interested, sign up here.

Shannon Luders-Manuel recently added Sensitivity Reader to her services. If you have black and black/mixed characters and want a sensitivity read, contact for more information.

Are you a startup, nonprofit or personality in need of digital strategy like social, email, content? Email Tara of Poodle Mafia – Elegantly Aggressive Digital Marketing & Branding.

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 Also, watch on YouTube, listen, and subscribe on iTunes, listen on Stitcher, or listen on Google Play.

Need one-on-one coaching to set goals and make a plan for your book, blog, social media, or other passion project? Go to and email me to set up a session. Learn more about The D*E*B Method through my interviews on Depict Media’s Midweek(ish) ShowCatherine Basu’s Fit Fifteen PodcastMadalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter After Chat, and DIY Marketers pre-#BizapaloozaChat.



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