I am delighted to have Debra Eckerling with me today. You are quit a busy lady. How long you’ve been writing?
Thanks for having me, Dianne. I’ve had a passion for writing since childhood. I believe that people don’t choose to be writers. Writing chooses you.
You are the founder of Write On! Tell us about it.
Write On! Is a virtual writers support group for writers of all abilities, mediums, and specialties where they can take their project to the next level. The community also has a Facebook page where participants can post goals and share information with each other.
That sounds like a great place for all of us writers to be a part of.
The website also has Author Q&As a couple of times a week, Writing Contests, Expert Columns, and a monthly drawing for a Free iScript just for posting your goals.
You also do coaching and conduct workshops. How did you get started?
I’ve spent about 10 years getting writer’s groups started and doing workshops. I was a Community Events Coordinator at Barnes & Noble and a Production Editor at Publications International, Ltd. Our groups began meeting at B&N, and after 8 1/2 years in Santa Monica, CA, we now meet online on Blog Talk Radio. We have a great group of people—all ages, all specialties, all genres, and all levels of experience—with a lot of wonderful energy.
Our Next Meeting:
Wednesday, October 13, 8 pm PDT/11 pm EDT
Blog Talk Radio
I’d love to see you all there.
What is the October challenge on your website?
The October Write On! Challenge is a Tweeting Contest: Describe your blog in 140 characters or less. OnTwitter it is essential to get the most information out in the least amount of words. This challenge will help you hone that skill.
Thanks for dropping by today, Deb, How can we find out more about you and what writers can do to get more involved in Write On!
My links are:
Continue your October travels with VBT – Writers on the Move and visit tomorrow, October 6th, with Mari Taylor at Elizabeth Elderling’s blog http://elysabethsstories.blogspot.com
October 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Deb, every time I listen to your blog radio show, I find your positive energy infectious. I don’t know how you manage it all but you’re an inspiration!
October 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Write on is a great idea. Good interview!
October 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Thanks, Ladies. And thanks, Dianne, for having me on your site.
October 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Hi ladies. The idea of a writers support group is genius. As a self motivating art form it helps to have others cheering you on.
October 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm
Love the radio show, and all your great contests. Write On! is a great source of inspiration.
October 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm
Sometimes I get breathless just keeping up with Deb, Dianne. Contests. Challenges! Classes. But she’s always there for writers!
October 6, 2010 at 11:03 am
I didn’t know you had a radio show! I’ll be sure to check it out!
October 6, 2010 at 11:52 am
Deb, I’ll keep you blurb about your writers group in my newsletter. It’s such a valuable tool for us writers.
October 7, 2010 at 7:26 am
How do you do it all? What an inspiration you are.
October 7, 2010 at 11:03 pm
I’ll have to join that Twitter contest. I’m really bad about length when it comes to my twitts. Great post with lots of info.
October 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm
I love the tweeting contest! Great interview, Debra & Dianne!
October 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Wow! My blog in 140 characters or less? That’s quite a challenge. Thanks. I’m going to do that this weekend and post it on Twitter. What a fun challenge. Glad I stopped by. Sorry for the belated comments. Been a crazt busy week.