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

Join us for the May LA Meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 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 Christina Alexandra, who won a copy of Film Directing: Shot by Shot – 25th Anniversary Edition by Steve D. Katz. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your May Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting Recaps, Guest Posts – read the latest from C. Hope Clark – 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 May 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? 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, Deb, to get started.

Since the last newsletter, two more of my 2019 Jewish Bucket List adventures posted in the Jewish Journal. Read about my Challah Baking and Kosher Cooking experiences … and watch the videos.

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To celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, autistic composer Chrysanthe Tan produced a radio feature about Classical Music Through an Autistic Lens, Check it out on the Classical KUSC blog to get a sneak peek into the autistic listening experience and hear excerpts of Saint-Saens’ beloved Carnival of the Animals!

Abby Vegas just released her memoir on Amazon – Fangirling Armitage: Four Years in the Richard Armitage Fandom. “It’s part prose, part graphic memoir and it’s definitely unique,” she says.

Goody PR Founder Liz H Kelly’s new book, 8-Second PR: Energize Your Story for Ultimate Media Success, is filled with tips on how to tell a compelling story, pitch to the media, and secure hundreds of print, radio and TV interviews to magnify your brand.

How to Negotiate: Negotiating is a subject about which everyone seems to be interested, particularly people who are trying to get a job. This article, by Dr Chaz Austin, is designed primarily for times when you may be negotiating salary for a new job, but these are universal principles that work for any type of negotiation.

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.


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

May 5: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Client Development.

May 12: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Saying No.

May 16: Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next free webinar in his Sustained Leadership WBS series. This month’s topic is Humility. Don’t be too proud to show up! Register here.

May 19: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Visual Content.

May 20: IWOSC’s Annual Agents Panel: What Writers Must Know about Finding & Working with Representation Today at 7:30pm. Agents answer your questions about submitting a manuscript, what to expect from your agent, book and film deals, and more. At the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City; free to IWOSC members; $15 nonmembers. RSVP at

May 26: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Prepping for Summer.

June 2: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is June Goals.

June 5: The June LA Hangout in West LA 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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