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Get back on track, Get a jump start on 2020 via @pamperrypr #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

 

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Hey Sylvia,

Got goals? It’s past the half way mark for the year. How you doing?  Need some inspiration, motivation and implementation to really WIN?

I want to offer you a free workbook that will help you stay focus and get clear on your goals. Print it out and take it to the park or the beach, journal in it, meditate with it and get fired up again.  I want you to win!

This workbook includes 20+ pages of pure content and thought-starters to keep your creativity juices flowing during the summer months!  I think it will help you – I gave this out at the beginning of year – but we all need a refresher to keep our momentum going.

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Grab your #Michigan Author Starter Book today $20 Everything you need to start your writing publishing and marketing journey, but was afraid to ask #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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How to Overcome the Fear of Coming Out as a Writer #MOTOWNWRITERS

Are you nervous about coming out as a writer? Maybe you just want to write for yourself and not share your words with others? It can be scary putting yourself out there. I have that fear too – even after writing and publishing hundreds of posts and a range of books.

READ MORE https://writetodone.com/coming-out-as-a-writer/

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How To Stop Self-Doubt From Holding You Back From Writing#MOTOWNWRITERS

Self-doubt can be a crippling weight, especially for writers. Today we have writing mentor Leigh Shulman with us, and she has some terrific, actionable ways to use prompts to turn self-doubt on its head (and get you writing again!)

I’ve never met a writer who didn’t doubt. You worry you’re not good enough. You wonder if anyone even wants to read your writing. You even begin to suspect that unless your writing fills some very specific criteria, you couldn’t possibly be a real writer at all.

Problem is, worrying about all these things holds you back from writing. Instead of sharing writing for feedback or sending work out for publication, doubt gets you mired in the mud and stuck.

But what if doubt could propel you forward instead of holding you back?

I created these four journaling prompts to help you dance with fear and follow your instinct as you become a stronger and more confident writer.

READ MORE https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/07/how-to-stop-self-doubt-from-holding-you-back-from-writing/

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Becoming a Full-Time Author: Three Mindset Shifts Every Writer Must Make

Every writer wants to become a full-time author. Lanterns in the Sky author Pagan Malcolm shares three insights that can help you transition to this lifestyle sooner.


It’s the dream lifestyle for every aspiring author who pictures a long, successful career writing books—leisurely waking up, making a hot cup of coffee, and perhaps indulging in some reading before starting your busy writing day in the office.

But full-time authorship isn’t without its own pros and cons.

The thing about authorship is that it’s something no new author has ever attempted before—so naturally, we’re going to make mistakes along the way. But some of these mistakes are completely avoidable with a simple mindset shift.

Do you plan on achieving full-time authorship in the next 3–5 years? Then take a look at these massive shifts and realizations I (thankfully) had quite early in my author career. These powerful mindset shift tips may just make or break the timeframe in which you make becoming a full-time writer happen.

READ MORE https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/becoming-a-full-time-author-three-mindset-shifts-every-writer-must-make

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Six Things Writers Need To Stop Worrying About

Some things don’t change.

When I got my start in this biz, way back in 2002, writers had to get a lit agent to get a publisher, then they did what their publisher told them to do.

That way of doing things was terrible for lots of reasons, including (but not limited to):

  • Agents missing good books.
  • Publishers missing good books.
  • Publishers owning rights forever.
  • Publishers screwing up promotion.
  • Sales numbers following you.
  • Having no control during the submission process.
  • Having no control during the publishing process.
  • Having no control after the book comes out.
The “having no control” parts actually apply to all of the above. Though writers can set goals such as “I’ll query three agents by July 20th” actually getting an agent is out of our control.
I’ve blogged at length about the differences between goals and dreams, but TLDR: goals are within your control, dreams are what you want but beyond your control.
While self-pubbing has allowed writers unprecedented control over how we publish and promote, there are still four things beyond our control that writers seems to get stuck on.
Here are six things writers need to stop worrying about.
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The New #Detroit Writing Room has workshops, memberships and networking for local writers | via @DETWritingRoom (Aug Thru Nov Events listed) #cowork #space #coaches #learning

Write passionately.

Edit carefully.

Work comfortably.

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How to Truly Profit from Writing a Bestselling Book as an Entrepreneur

August 26, 2019

Ever thought of writing a book for your business? Maybe you’re not sure what topic to pick or how to monetize it after you’re done. Once you see what a book can truly do for your business, you won’t want to continue to put it off. After this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop led by book coach Vickie Gould, you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what creates a profitable book (and it’s not about royalties), know at what stage of business it’s best to write a book and create your own personalized roadmap of how to leverage that book to six-figures and beyond. Tickets are $35.

Boss Ladies Night Out Downtown

August 29, 2019

Join the Boss Ladies Referral Crew for a Night Out Downtown! Any lady is welcome to attend this networking event to meet fellow Boss Ladies who run their own businesses and startups. There will be drinks provided by SEEN Magazine and appetizers from A2020Reservations and Mistry Weddings and Events. Enjoy a relaxing night out with friends and meet new ones at this Boss Ladies event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.


SEPTEMBER

Yoga for Writers

September 7, 2019

Whether you’re brand new to your mat or you’ve been practicing for years, everyone can benefit from this all-levels yoga class. Certified yoga instructor Lindsay Madison will go over basic breathing techniques/postures, answer questions and provide personal adjustments to deepen your practice. Immediately following our yoga session you’ll receive a complimentary notebook to participate in our guided journaling experience. The combination of yoga and journaling is designed to elevate your writing and provide clarity so you can access your authentic voice. Post-yoga refreshments will be served. Please bring your own mat. Tickets are $25. Class runs 10-11:45 a.m.

Get Known: Personal Branding for Freelancers

September 9, 2019

This 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop will cover how to position yourself in the market to stand out, whether you are looking for a new job or working as a freelancer. In this workshop you will complete personal branding exercises to define your expertise, learn how to create a content plan that engages your audience and learn eight ways to stand out in a crowded market and become known. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 for more workshops.

How to Build a Writing Career

September 10, 2019

Writing is an art, but if you want to make writing your career, it needs to be a business, too. During this 7-8:30 p.m. workshop led by writer and editor Lisa Howard, we’ll talk about how to interweave your interests and aspirations with viable ways of making money as a writer — it literally pays to develop your brand and your message. From crafty networking tactics to lesser-known types of writing assignments, you’ll walk away with a clearer idea of which direction to take next. Successful writers are also organized businesspeople! Tickets are $25.

So You Wanna Launch A Podcast

September 11, 2019

Podcasting is the fastest-growing medium in America, with over half the country having listened to one, and 70% having at least some familiarity with them. Audio goes places that video can’t, and a podcast is a great tool to connect fans of your brand. In this 7-8:30 p.m. workshop, podcast producer Jon Gay of JAG in Detroit will cover everything from buying equipment on any budget, launching a pod, common podcaster mistakes and how to leverage your existing fan base to grow your show. Early bird tickets are $30. Price increases to $35 on Sept. 4.

Get Hired: Finding Clients as a Freelancer

September 16, 2019

The best way to find clients is through referrals. In this 6:30-8:30 p.m. workshop, Laura Khalil will share how she has built a referral based business through thought leadership. You will leave this workshop with several new strategies that can take your career to the next level. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 for more workshops.

Get Paid: Six-Figure Freelancing

September 23, 2019

If you’re tired of working by the hour, join Laura Khalil as she shares how to set rate to build a six-figure freelancing business. In this workshop you will learn why you should never set hourly rates, how to determine the appropriate rate and why it’s not the same for every client, and what every proposal should include. This part of a three-part series led by executive coach Laura Khalil. See Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 for more workshops.

How to Self-Publish & Promote Like a Pro

September 25, 2019

Author Sarah Ordo has six self-published books and has learned the ins and outs of how to do it on your own! In this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop, Sarah will share her self-publishing process, how Kindle Direct Publishing works, how she outsourced specific freelancers to help in the process, how earning book royalties works and also how to self-promote your book to success without a publishing team behind you! Early bird tickets are $35 until Aug. 31.


OCTOBER

Pitch Your Story Competition

October 10, 2019

Do you have what it takes to convince a panel of journalists to publish your story? Find out at The Detroit Writing Room’s Pitch Your Story Competition. Presenters get 3 minutes to pitch their business, nonprofit, event, cause or personal story in front of a panel of judges from the media. The first-place winner will have their story published online and in a print issue of SEEN Magazine. To enter the pitch competition, click here.


NOVEMBER

How to Write a Book for Your Business in 30 Days

November 21, 2019

Participate in National Novel Writing Month by writing a business book in 30 days. Book coach Vickie Gould will teach you how in this 6:30-8 p.m. workshop! Time is the scapegoat many use as the reason why they can’t write their book. The truth is that lack of clarity is what keeps most from finishing. Once you know exactly what topic is the best for your business, it becomes simple to map out how to write it. You will leave with a clear understanding of the best topic to pick for your business book — one that will grow your business for years to come. You will create your own personalized calendar to write your book in 30 days and learn a simple structure for the contents of your book. Tickets are $35.

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9 Things Authors Aren’t Doing (And Should Be Doing)

At BookDoggy, we often receive submissions from authors that are missing important items which could totally help them connect with more readers. We’ve put together a rant, I mean a list of things that drive us crazy, I mean things that will help you. Anyway, here it is.

read more https://www.indiesunlimited.com/2019/07/23/9-things-authors-arent-doing-and-should-be-doing/

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Breakthrough Insecurity as a Writer #motownwriters

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Word of the Day: Persnickety #motownwriters

WORD OF THE DAY
Persnickety
pər-ˈsni-kə-tē
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Scottish English
1

Overly concerned with minor details

2

Finicky or very particular

3

Requiring very precise or careful attention

Examples of Persnickety in a sentence

“He considered himself a foodie and was very persnickety about the restaurants he patronized.”

“Her persnickety ways often kept her from meeting deadlines.”

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Watch “Writing After a Break – How to get Back on Track” on YouTube

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Watch “Self Publishing On Amazon Kindle | Profitable Kindle Short Reads Niches” on YouTube

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Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Establishing Their Own Imprint #motownwriters

Today’s guest post is an excerpt from Register Your Book: The Essential Guide to ISBNs, Barcodes, Copyright, and LCCNs by consultant David Wogahn (@wogahn).


Since 2012, the year I began working exclusively with self-publishers, I’ve helped more than 100 authors create self-publishing imprints. Some of these were formed as corporations and LLCs, but most were in name only. The common thread between all of them—one of the earliest decisions made—was to choose a name under which to buy an ISBN, short for International Standard Book Number, a unique number assigned to every published book.

Early in the ebook revolution Amazon declared ebooks did not need an ISBN. Much to the consternation of Bowker (the official U.S. issuer of ISBNs), and the publishing industry itself, ebook self-publishing platforms had no choice but to follow Amazon’s lead. Even Apple, which launched iBooks by requiring an ISBN for ebooks, was forced to abandon its position.

“Who cares?” many self-publishers declared as they forged ahead. Bowker did not or does not adequately explain the value of assigning one, so what’s the point?

I can’t argue with them.

But like the other technology-fueled revolutions of the past 30 years, self-publishing is becoming more sophisticated. I’ve been thinking about what value an imprint (and ISBN ownership) provides the author/publisher, and what the consequences are for using, or not using, an imprint.

I know this may seem like minutia to new writers. But I’ve learned that these early decisions can and do have a long-term impact with little or no chance for fixing or correcting, short of re-publishing.

Is a lack of planning or investment fatal? Of course not. But it is much easier if you understand those implications early so you can make an informed decision. Consider the following.

read more https://www.janefriedman.com/why-self-publishing-authors-should-consider-establishing-their-own-imprint/

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The Leadership Experience Tour is coming #shawnfair #afairmoment wsg @SylviaHubbard1 #motownmoxiemom #planprayparent Oct8th Metro #Detroit

The Leadership Experience Tour is coming on October 8, 2019, 9am-1pm at the Gorgeous Emagine Theater in Novi, Michigan. It is the Personal, Professional and Leadership Training Development Event of the Year.

NO MORE PROCRASTINATION, BECOME THE LEADER THAT YOU WERE BORN TO BE!

Secure your PLUSH SEAT in the LARGEST THEATER in Michigan at EMAGINE NOVI today. Click on the link below and SECURE YOUR SEATS NOW! http://dld.bz/hB4zf

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Mompreneur, Sylvia Hubbard is one of the chosen 12 at The Leadership Experience Tour on October 8th at Emagine Theater #afairmoment #planprayparent – https://wp.me/p8Zp8-nI2

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Raising children alone while running a business can be daunting, intimidating and exhausting, but Sylvia Hubbard couldn’t afford to wait until conditions were perfect. She inspires and instructs other single mothers how to become successful Mompreneurs with the three P’s: Planning, Praying and Parenting.

I really hope you guys join me for a great night of inspiration in Metro Detroit. Get your tickets early before it’s all sold out.

Grab your tickets now: http://dld.bz/hB4zf

 

 

 

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Detroit’s Affordable Editor via @AuthorCKBrooke #motownwriters #ad

C.K. Brooke has experience editing and proofreading for both traditional and self-published authors in various genres, including adult romance, young adult and middle-grade novels, fantasy, memoir, and much more. She is an in-house editor for 48fourteen, Break Through Author, and The Parliament House Press. References are available upon request.

http://ckbrooke.com/editing

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