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

Join us for the June LA Meeting on Wednesday, June 5, from 1:30 to 3pm at Literati Cafe, 12801 Wilshire in West LA. Hang out, set goals, and catch up with your writer/creative/entrepreneur peeps. Btw, this is our first time at Literati. The cafe requests everyone attending purchase at least a drink. RSVP on Facebook.

Congratulations to this month’s goal-posting winner Ryan Wilson, who won a copy of Writing for the Cut: Shaping Your Script for Cinema by Greg Loftin. To be entered in a drawing to win a book from Michael Wiese Productions post your June Goals

Write On Online has regular, ongoing content, such as Write On! Wednesdays, Meeting Recaps, Guest Posts, 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 June chats. And read the recaps on or Twitter Moments.


GOAL SURVEY: As part of my upcoming goal-setting book – Your Goal Guide – which will be released by Mango in January 2020, I created a Goal SurveyIt should only take a few minutes, and I would love your input. Please and thank you!

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Looking for help finding your fitness motivation? Don’t join a gym! DO check out Fit Armadillo. Founder Catherine Basu has added several LIVE online small group classes you can join from the comfort of home. Take a look!

Shannon Luders Manuel’s second piece for The New York Times came out last Friday.

Arlene Schindler’s second book, Stand-Up & Heartbreak: A comic and a sex addict walk into a marriage… is a narrative non-fiction glimpse into NYC in 1981, from comedy cellars to dive bars to Park Avenue high-rises, a female comic from Brooklyn meets the man of her dreams, not knowing his addictions and double life.

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

Check out Stephanie Bourbon’s new YouTube show – Story Concierge with Stephanie Bourbon – for guidance on having a career as a storyteller in publishing, Hollywood or wherever you want to be! Subscribe here.

Janet Gervers’ art is being featured in the Spectrum Exhibit from June 15 – July 5 at BG Gallery in Santa Monica. The opening reception is Saturday, June 15, 2019, 5 – 8 pm. Get more info.

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.


June 5: The June LA Hangout at Literati Cafe, 12081 Wilshire Blvd, in West LA from 1:30pm – 3pm. RSVP on FacebookWe are going to try Literati for the June Hangout. There is a $3.50 valet lot, as well as street and meter parking.

June 8: I will be a guest on #PeriGirlsChat on Twitter, talking about summer goals. Chat starts at 9am PT. Just follow the hashtag.

June 9: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is LinkedIn.

June 12: Book Publicist’s of Southern California June Meeting at 7pm PT at Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel – Terrace Room in Studio City. The topic is “Celebritize Yourself & Your Book,” inspired by Marsha Friedman’s book, with amazing guest speakers. Get more info.

June 16: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Time Management.

June 19: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) New Member Meetingfrom 6:30pm to 8pm at Rancho/Palms Library,
2920 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles. Join other writers, new IWOSC members, and members of the board of directors to meet, see who we are, and what we can do for each other. Please RSVP to
with the subject line: NEW MEMBER MEETING. Hope to see you there.

June 20:Join Tom Reid at 9am PT for the next free webinar in his Sustained Leadership WBS series. This month’s topic is about how sustained leaders set goals. Register here.

June 23: Join us for #GoalChat at 7pm PT on Twitter. Special topic is Visual Content.

June 24: IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) presents a panel of voice actors and audiobook narrators, telling authors what they need to know about Creating an Audiobook. Event is at the Veterans Memorial Building in Culver City; free to IWOSC members; $15 nonmembers. RSVP at

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

July 10: The July LA Hangout at Literati Cafe in West LA from 1:30pm – 3pm. RSVP on FacebookDue to the holiday week, our July meeting will be on the second Wednesday of the month.

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.

The 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.

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.

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.

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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