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The Write On Online April 2019 Newsletter has member news, events, and more.

Join us for the April LA Meeting on Wednesday, April 3, from 1:30 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 Benjamin R Miller, who won a copy of Bulletproof: Writing Scripts That Don’t Get Shut Down by David Diamond and David Weissman. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your April Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting 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.

For even more support, join the #GoalChat Twitter chat every Sunday at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. RSVP for April chats. And read the recaps on or Twitter Moments.


Do you need to make a life change, but are afraid of charting a new course? Are you overwhelmed by too many projects? Do you lose sleep over an awesome idea that you have no idea how to make happen? I can help. Together, we will figure out your mission, set reasonable goals, and then create a plan to make the life you want happen. Get information on my coaching servicesContact me to get started.

April is National Poetry Month. Challenge yourself to write some poetry this month. Check out #GoalChat on April 7, when we talk about Creative Endeavors.

Have you noticed a familiar face in the Pepsi ad with Cardi B? That’s Write On IRL member Peggy Miley! Watch the video.

Stonewall’s Legacy accepted five poems from Sandra de Helen for their forthcoming anthology. Sales will benefit non-profit organizations supporting the LGBTQ community.

Rochelle Melander’s new book, Level Up offers readers an opportunity to tackle their most common creative problems by turning them into quests.

C. Hope Clark’s latest Dying on Edisto – Book 5 of the Edisto Island Mysteries, and her ninth novel – just came out. In her other life, she manages, selected by Writer’s Digest for its 101 Best Websites for Writers for 18 years. Watch for a guest post from Hope coming soon.

Benjamin Miller recently launched his Book Club, which has brought readers and writers together from across the world to enjoy some of his works! You can find it here.

Stephanie Bourbon is launching a new company with courses for writers this year. Sign up at to be on the VIP list to receive course information and freebies.

On Saturday, April 6, Kevin Wilkerson’s PubClub LIVE will be live streaming all day sharing the sights and sounds – including the bands – of the Ragin Cajun Crawfish Festival in Redondo Beach, CA. Watch here.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson offers the Write On Online community Seven Ways to Get Help from Other Experts  (from The Fine Art of Asking for Reviews, Blurbs, and Anything Else). Just put “Deb Eckerling” in an e-mail subject line and she will send you a pdf. It will take you less than five minute to read for ideas and possible resources. Email:

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. Btw, you can find some awesome ebooks at my Write On Online MWP Affiliate bookstore.

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


April 3: The April LA Hangout at Caffe Luxxe, 11640 San Vicente, in Brentwood from 1:30pm – 3pm. Free 90-minute parking in the lot. RSVP on Facebook.

April 6 – 11: NAB Show in Las Vegas. There are two bookstores at NAB this year: the main location in Central Hall Lobby and another in the South Hall Upper Lobby. You might bump into MWP authors Ric Viers, Michele Terpstra, James Forsher, Morgan Sandler, Jeremy Casper, and John Bucher.

April 7: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Creative Endeavors.

April 14: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Difficult Conversations.

April 17: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) hosts a TeleSeminar: “How to Craft Effective Queries and Proposals” with Michelle Zeitlin and Jane Cowen Hamilton of More Zap Lit Agency at 7pm. Go to to RSVP.

April 18: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next in his series of free leadership webinars. This month, he covers Thinking Like A Leader.  Regardless of a person’s intellect and education, anyone can learn to think in organized and disciplined ways. This webinar will discuss critical thinking, systems thinking, and strategic thinking as different approaches to any issue. RSVP here.

April 21: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is #MoneyGoals #FinancialLiteracyMonth.

April 28: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is May Goals.

April 29: IWOSC hosts an expert panel at 7:30pm: “Books to Film: What it Means for Novelists, Memoir and Biography Authors, and Journalists” at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City, SW corner of Culver and Overland. IWOSC members free, others $15. Info & RSVP.

May 1: The May LA Hangout at Caffe Luxxe in Brentwood from 1:30pm – 3pm. RSVP on Facebook.

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.

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 Madalyn Sklar’s #TwitterSmarter Monthly Talk ShowKristen Tsetsi’s interview on Jane Friedman’s blog, Carrie Dils podcastand Amanda Goldman-Petri’s 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! 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.

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.

Porsche Charities is a non-profit that offers no-cost group grief counseling to anyone who has lost a working or companion animal. Learn more on their blog.

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.

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 on hiatus, 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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