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Missed the 2013 Motownlit Conference

If you missed the 2013 Motownlit conference download the resource conference booklet now:

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Motown Writers Network Platinum Sponsor~ Sylvia McClain

The Motown Writers Network is pleased to introduce you to the 2012 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference Platinum sponsor. We thank you Sylvia for being a continued supporter of the Motown Writer’s Network and the annual conference.

Sylvia McClain is currently a contributing writer for Equal Opportunity Publications.  She also writes for The Michigan Journal published by the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  She has written articles for the magazines Braids World and Strut to name a few.  She conducts workshops on money management, self-publishing, and freelance writing.

An author of a memoir titled Skipping Through Life: The Reason I Am; Ms. McClain has a new book titled The Write Life: A Beginning Writer’s Guide to Writing, Money Management, Publishing and Marketing.  She formerly wrote a weekly column, “Sylvia Speaks” for the Dearborn Press and Guide.  She has been featured in The Writer’s Digest on-line “Speak Out” section as well as WD’s 2003 Writer’s Yearbook extra.   Ms. McClain has been a guest columnist and a contributing writer for the Michigan Chronicle, was regularly quoted in The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News as a subject matter expert.  She has written features stories published by The University of Michigan-Dearborn in the university’s Lyceum.  Please visit her web site at www.scribalpress.com

She is a former board member of The Detroit Writer’s Guild, responsible for the recording of financial data.  Ms. McClain has been on the board of Project Sis (a nonprofit organization for teens at risk) and the city of Detroit’s Cluster Seven of Detroit’s Community Reinvestment Strategy Process. Her other volunteer work has been with WTVS Public TV volunteer staff for fourteen years, a supervisor with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for six years, and the Better Business Bureau as an arbitrator during the 1980′s.  She was previously employed 22 years with Comerica Incorporated as a Data Base Analyst in the Economics Department.

Ms. McClain is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching while holding a Bachelor of General Studies: Art History, Communications, English, degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from Wayne County Community College.

Ms. McClain is single and has one child.  She lives in Dearborn.

Q&A with Sylvia…

Tell us your latest news

Two of the books I was working on are now done. Currently my editor and I are trying to work out a schedule to go over every page.

When and why did you begin writing?

My writing began in the fourth grade, when I wrote a play called Trapped in a Cave and it was selected to be performed at my elementary school. My fourth grade teacher wanted everyone to know that they all could write.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

In 1997 when I acquire a column at UM-D

What inspired you to write your first book?

I wanted to let everyone know that one life is not always perfect.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Non-fiction only nothing else

How did you come up with the title?

Don’t really remember. I just wanted the title to be simple and telling my stories in vignettes was simpler. Which meant the title should be simple too.

How much of the book is realistic?

All of it, it all happen to me in my book, Skipping Through Life, The Reason I Am

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Marvin Arnett who wrote the forward in my autobiography

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

Larry Crider

Do you see writing as a career?

Absolutely, I do not have to have a job anymore because I am considered disabled

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I am always looking for updates

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Selling the books

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, The Frugal Book Promoter

Who designed the covers?

Me

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Making sure things make sense as it is read

Books:

More Hops, Skips and Jumps (coming out soon)

Skipping Through Life, The Reason I Am

The Write Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Website: http://www.sylviaspeaks.blogspot.com/

Publisher’s Website: http://www.scribalpress.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ScribalPress

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sylvia.mcclain

AFFILIATIONS:

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN ASSOCIATION (ABWA)

LAKE SHORE, LAKE SHORE CHAPTER

CAREER NETWORK MEMBER, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEMALE EXECUTIVES

NATIONAL WRITERS UNION

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2011 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conf 11/11/11 Get Ads or donate promo items. Readers & Writers Unite #detroit

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Looking for a little more visibility?  Let our readers, authors, book clubs, and publishers see you.  Place your Ad in the 2011 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference program. Business card ads$25, Qtr Page ad $45, and Full pg ad $75. Place your Ad before October 1stClick here.

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News From The Michigan Literary Network | October 23, 2009

If you have trouble accessing any links, please go directly to our blog @ http://motownwriters.blogspot.com


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Visit our new website: http://MotownWriters.com | http://MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com

Connect with me on Facebook http://facebook.com/sylviahubbard & Twitter.com @ username: sylviahubbard1

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Upcoming Michigan Literary Events

BookTour Metro Detroit Area Booksignings & Events

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It’s a big decision to write a book – and an even bigger decision to self-publish. http://millerdesignstudio.net/mwn

Reminder: Readers and Writers are invited to 6th Annual The Essence of Motown Literary Jam! November 2009

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Book Club @ the Carr

arts leagueThe Arts League of Michigan has just moved into a new home in the former Harmonie Center building, 311 E. Grand River Ave. in downtown Detroit, now known as the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. The Carr Center is a state-of-the-art venue for the creation and presentation of the arts, dedicated to the African American experience within our multicultural community.

Motown Writers Network  is proud to be partnering with the Arts League of Michigan, Ladel’s Children’s Books Boutique, InsideOut Literary Arts Project, and the Wayne State Press to bring Detroit a first-of-its kind book club at the Carr, combining literary, visual, and performing arts.

October’s theme is “sharing our stories.” Upcoming events are:

Thursday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.
Motown Writers Network presents member and local author Kateleen Washington. Washington will share the story of her struggle to escape a life of poverty and prostitution in Korea and to come to terms with her past after immigrating to the US.


2009 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conf Nov 13-15
2009 Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conf Nov 13-15

Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:57 PM PDT

WayneState CommunityAffairs Dear Community Partners, I am writing to invite you to the Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres for our spectacular 2009-2010 season. Live theatre at the Hilberry and Bonstelle is the perfect social outing for your group. Attending a show will provide an affordable, fun, cultural experience and a chance to

Unity Studios Moving Forward from Michigan Film Production Opportunities

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 03:56 PM PDT

posted Billy Whitehouse October 22FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Eric CedoOctober 22, 2009 Director of Marketing(313) 492-9090Unity Studios Moving ForwardALLEN PARK, Mich. — The following statement is from Jimmy Lifton, president, Unity Studios. Lifton is

Authors of Educational Books, Listen Up!

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 11:57 AM PDT

Good Day Writers,   The Author Collective has confirmed a booth at the 12th Annual Michigan Charter School conference in Detroit on November 2nd and 3rd.  Here is an excellent opportunity for those who have written books with educational themes to join us and have your work showcased to more than 3,500 teachers, principals, superintendents and librarians from Michigan’s 200 plus

Managing the Idea Monster by Karen White Owens

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 11:57 AM PDT

Ideas for new stories pop into my head all the time. Sometimes they slowly creep into my waking moments. On other occasions, the ideas force their way to the forefront of my thoughts. It doesn’t matter how the idea comes to life, I can’t ignore them. So that I don’t lose the idea forever, I’ve devised what I consider to be an effective way to keep the material straight in my poor

Let The Adventure Begin…Book Designing Packages Starting @ $99

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 07:09 AM PDT

It’s a big decision to write a book – and an even bigger decision to self-publish. http://millerdesignstudio.net/mwn Reminder: Readers and Writers are invited to 6th Annual The Essence of Motown Literary Jam! November 2009

FWD: Can the Nook bring Book Community Back?

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 05:23 AM PDT

Christian Fiction click above for more information

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