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#MotownWriters September Author of the month @ETLizCrowe Book Feature of new release Lady Balls #michiganauthors #michiganwriters #michlit

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“If you want a story that will grip your heart and bring all your emotions into play, then do not miss a Liz Crowe story.”

—International and U.S.A. Today Bestselling Author Desiree Holt


“Liz Crowe is my drug of choice for unconventional romance that pushes the envelope of my comfort zone.” 

–Bestselling Author of the Enigma Series, Ditter Kellan


Liz Crowe writes intense true-to-life stories that make you feel. Whether it’s anxiety, love, fear, hate, bliss, or loss woven into her plot lines, you will feel it deep down to your very soul. 

–Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author 


“I’ve learned to expect the unexpected with any Liz Crowe novel—along with 3-dimensional characters and well-written, realistic plots.”

–USA Today Bestselling author AM Hargrove

About the Book

Thanks to a soccer-career-ending accident, Kayla Franklin has given up on everything she ever worked for or wanted from life. She’s been avoiding her family, living in a crappy apartment with her best friend, and slinging overpriced drinks ever since. When TV executive J.D. Baxter crashes into the bar and her life, she’s already determined that rock bottom is her destiny.

Retired NFL quarterback and semi-pro bachelor J.D. used his millions to found a unique sports station in Detroit—one run entirely by women. When he decides that retired player Makayla Franklin will make the perfect subject for a new documentary, he pays a visit to the dive bar where she works, only to have his world knocked way off its axis.

Kayla agrees to his documentary proposal and attempts not to fall for the playboy athlete who’s populated his TV station with plenty of women from his past. When he asks her to pose as his fiancée, things get hilarious, then interesting … and then smoking hot.

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Amazon: https://amzn.to/2km9g5R

The Evernight link https://www.evernightpublishing.com/lady-balls-by-liz-crowe 

The Smashwords link is: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/953824?ref=hubbooks 


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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.

See more about Work Space for Writers | Check out more events 


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.


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.


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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Author & Founder of #MotownWriters, Sylvia Hubbard is one of the chosen 12 @ The Leadership Tour Oct8th. Discover her Mompreneur principles for your success.

I’ll be inspiring Oct8th at Emagine Theatre in Novi. I’d be honored for you to join me as I instructs & encourage other single mothers how to become successful Mompreneurs with the three P’s: Planning, Praying and Parenting. Get your seat early and register now: http://sylviahubbard.com/leadershiptour

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.


And if you can, please share this message to others that you know need the inspiration and encouragement. Thank you in advance

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Word of the Day: Handsel #motownwriters

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old English or Old Norse

A gift given for good luck


An initial payment

Examples of Handsel in a sentence

“My new business partner gave me a thoughtful handsel — she framed the first dollar we’d made — on our first week working together.”

“We had to pay a handsel before the landlord would reserve the apartment for us.”

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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.


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Auburn Hills Writers September Session Sept 19th

Hello Writers!

Our group meets Thursday, September 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.


  • Writing News
  • Writing Exercise
  • Critique

Critique Session:

  • bring writing tool of choice
  • manuscript for critique (2 pages, double spaced, 12 font), bring 7 sets
  • book that has been helpful to your writing

Critique Guidelines:

  • Be kind
  • Be specific
  • Be encouraging
  • Be careful (critique on style and technique, not your opinion)*;) winking

See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be removed from our list, thank you.

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Check out and Listen for #MotownMoxieMom, @SylviaHubbard1 on… #AskWin @WinKellyCharles September 17th – 1pm EST


To see more upcoming events & interviews by this author, please visit her website: https://buff.ly/30HRtpp

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An Author’s Must-Have Resource new book: “You Wrote it; Now Go Sell It” by #MotownWriters Member Glenn Murray @glenn220

Image result for glenn r murrayGlenn Murray is the founder of 220 Communications, parent company to 220 Publishing and Food Wine and Spirits Ventures. He has held strategic positions in the top U.S. companies including General Electric, Leo Burnett, and Discover started as an events company 220 Communications expanded to include divisions publishing, experiential marketing, consulting and music distribution.  220 Publishing has produced over 50 titles under the 220 Publishing imprint in its 9 years of existence as well as several titles under its private label publishing program.

Mr. Murray has created promotional campaigns for the arts, film, music, and culinary events. He led viral social media campaigns that have generated over 1 Million impressions. Over the years, 220 Communications’ marketing has expanded to include promotions and partnerships in Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. The company supports a number of charities including Surge For Water, One Hope United, South Central Community Services, Gilda’s Club and a host of others through fundraising events and in-kind donations. He created the popular Food and Wine Crawl Chicago event and has expanded that to include 5 cities.

He has blogged for the NBC Chicago Street Team and is has contributed articles to 360 Magazine, and currently writes a blog titled “Stop, Look, Listen” for Chicagonow.com. An author, he was a contributor to “The Entrepreneur Within You” Book Series and wrote the book marketing guide “You Wrote It, Now Go Sell It”. He spent a year as an on-air personality at WBCP in Champaign IL.  He was a contributor to the screenplay Love Miscarriage and has written a documentary titled “Praise and Worship”.  He is overseeing the adaptation of 3 of the titles he’s published to a screenplay. “You Wrote It Now Go Sell It” is his debut solo title.  He is contributing to several anthologies scheduled for 2020 release including “Perspectives Father and Son”, co-written with his father and “Lessons for the Little Girl”.

Social Media

Twitter: @glenn220

IG:  @glenn220

Facebook: 220 Publishing

Website: https://220communications.com/

BUY BOOKYou Wrote It, Now Go Sell It: A Marketing and Promotions Guide For Authors In A Few Simple Steps by [Murray, Glenn R.]


With his debut book, he’s planning a workshop JULY 20 called Free Publishing Information Workshop


Date And Time

Sat, July 20, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

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Woodson Regional Library, Chicago Public Library

9525 South Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60628


Workshop for new and existing authors providing advice and answering your questions about publishing your first (or your next) book.

About this Event

Free to attend!


Organizer220 Publishing

The organizer of Free Publishing Information Workshop

“Bringing You The World, One Page At A Time”

220 Publishing is an independent publisher based in Chicago, IL. With over 20 titles in the market across all genres including fiction, self-help, inspirational and instructional. We are actively seeking talented storytellers and game-changers. Let us help you tell your story.



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The Henry Ford Hosts A Literary Feast: An Evening of Frost & Food inside Greenfield Village, Sept. 25 #michlit #motownwriters Metro #Detroit

A Literary Feast from THF! https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/a-literary-feast/

  • September 25, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Robert Frost Home, Porches & Parlors Historic District

Call our Contact Center at 313-982-6001 to make your reservations

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Our third annual Literary Feast will feature award-winning poet Tyehimba Jess against the beautiful backdrops of the Robert Frost Home and the Pavilion on the Green in Greenfield Village.

Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage or Model T to make your way to the Frost Home for a reception at the very place where the famed poet wrote “Spring Pools” and other classic works.  Then open your imagination for the mixed-media experience of the Detroit-born Jess’ unconventional contemporary poetry at the Pavilion on the Green. Finally, enjoy a meal of farm-to-table fare from Michigan producers.

  • 6:00 p.m. Reception (hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine) and remarks at the Frost Home
  • 7:00 p.m. Farm-to-table meal at Pavilion on the Green and poetry program
  • 9:00 p.m. Event concludes

Tickets are limited, so please reserve early.

Featured Guest

T. Jess - A Literary Feast Featured Guest

Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, among others. Jess received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018. He is a professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

Ticket Prices

General Admission $65.00
Member $55.25

Call the Contact Center at 313-982-6001 for reservations.


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Pitch Your Story CompetitionOct. 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. @DETWritingRoom #motownwriters

Pitch Your Story Competition

Oct. 10, 2019 at 7 p.m.

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. Your pitch should include why your story deserves to be told and what makes it newsworthy.

The first-place winner will have their story published online and in a print issue of SEEN Magazine. The second place winner will have their story published online at seenthemagazine.com.

Judges include:

  • Kevin Browett, SEEN Publisher and President of Renaissance Media Solutions
  • Stephanie Steinberg, Detroit Writing Room Founder and SEEN Managing Editor
  • Dorothy Hernandez, Detroit Writing Room Coach, SEEN Copy Editor and Model D Managing Editor
  • Bill Vlasic, Detroit Writing Rom Coach and former New York Times Detroit Bureau Chief

We are excited to announce our 10 finalists who will be competing in Pitch Your Story!

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Next month promotions ideas to help #MotownWriters authors

Everyone needs a little help. Get your net month promo together.

Hashtag #MotownWriters #michlit #MichiganReaders in your promo or tag @sylviahubbard1 on Instagram or Twitter so we can share!


National Book Month

1 – International Coffee Day (because, you know, so many great authors are fueled by coffee)

6 – Mad Hatter Day

11 – Myth and Legends Day

13-19 – Teen Read Week

16 – Dictionary Day

20 – National Day of Writing

20-26 – Friends of Libraries Week

27 – National Tell a Story Day in Scotland and the U.K.


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How to monetize your blog @ #MotownWriter @meetup @detroitLibrary Sat., Sept14th 10am w/Authors, Hasani Ali & Shelbie Ali

Bio: Both Shelbie and Hasani Ali became authors and relationship coaches through The Aboriginal Republic of North America. They have survived . The Ali’s share their experiences with infidelity, depression, and parenthood help inspire families to be dynamic, passionate, and purposeful.

Their company, Twin Flame Coalition, have spoken for Google, Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, and frequent guests on the A List Jams Radio.

Shelbie and Hasani specialize in developing happy relationships from a spiritual and health perspective. Their primary goal is to eliminate toxic behaviors from relationships.


#MotownWriters Meeting Topic: In this meeting we will talk about how to monetize your blog. We have used our blog to promote book sales, course, and coaching programs. It’s a myth that you have to be a best seller to make money as a writer. Blogs not only keep your writing skills sharp, it builds your brand as a writer and keeps effortless income flowing your way. The best part is as long as you wake up everyday there is always something to write about.

Hasani Ali & Shelbie Ali

"We eliminate toxic behavior from relationships"


Facebook: www.facebook.com/twinflamecoalition

Instagram: @twinflamecoalition

Phone: 734-664-7390


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21st Century Marketing For Authors (paperback only) $5 #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit Grab your copy now!

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The best guide you’ll have in understanding & navigating book marketing in the 21st Century

Available only to order as a paperback


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  • Marketing – Learn Effective tips & tricks needed to navigate and sell books
  • Promoting – Promotional Materials, Analytics, and offline promotion strategies
  • Social Media – What & How to do? Which one do I do? When do I do it?

Bonus: Offline Book Selling Techniques | Press Release Techniques | Marketing Checklist | Resources & Links to Reviews, Bookstore, Libraries, Book Bloggers, AA Bookclubs, Book Review

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