The O.C. Writers Monthly Update

by Megan Haskell


The fourth of July. It’s synonymous with freedom and independence, our country’s celebration of everything that it means to be American. But what does it mean for writers?

This month, we’ll be discussing freedom in all its forms. Freedom of speech. Freedom from gatekeepers. Freedom to pursue our creative endeavors in whatever way we wish. Even how to get books into libraries, where readers can borrow them for free.

We have some new and returning contributors this month, including the Gayle Carline, Elizabeth Conte, Jeff Lyons, and Jeff Michaels. You won’t want to miss a single post.

Weekly Blog Post Digest

To that end, we’ve decided to make a slight change in our newsletter policy. In addition to our once-a-month newsletter, subscribers will now have the option to receive a weekly digest of the latest blog posts from the O.C. Writers website. Current subscribers will automatically be opted into the new list, but you can easily change your subscription preferences at any time. Just click the “update your preferences” link at the bottom of the next newsletter. If you have any issues, please feel free to email

Conference Discount!

We’re thrilled to once again offer a $25 discount off full conference admission to the Southern California Writers’ Conference in Irvine this September. All current subscribers will receive the discount code in the next newsletter. If you’re not already a subscriber, why not? Join here and get your discount code today.

Save the Date

August 19th will be our second O.C. Writers workshop at the Foothill Ranch library. Jeff Michaels will be teaching us all about short stories. You won’t want to miss it! Doors open at 10am, the workshop begins at 10:30.

Next Month

August is all about Hot Stuff. What does that mean to you? Submissions are due Saturday July 29. Visit the submissions page of the website for all the details.



Megan Haskell, Author

Legend has it, I was born with a book in my hands. Thirty-ish years later, I’m a stay-at-home-mom who prefers a good story over doing the dishes. Only now, I’m building my own fantasy worlds! I’m the author of the Amazon best selling series,The Sanyare Chronicles, and Program Director of O.C. Writers. You can find me on my website at www.meganhaskell.comFacebook, and Twitter.


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