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The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.26 AMAfter a successful 2015 event in Detroit, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop— a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside of Detroit, MI on March 25, 2017.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (150 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop!

WHAT IS IT?

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Detroit – Livonia/Novi. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s agent faculty so far includes:

  • literary agent Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail Literary Agency)
  • literary agent Jennifer Wills (The Seymour Agency)
  • editor Elizabeth May (Kensington Publishing)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • literary agent Michael Caligaris (Holloway Literary Agency)
  • agent assistant Lesley Sabga (The Seymour Agency)
  • and many more to come

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.

REGISTER AT: https://michiganwritingworkshop.com/2016/10/17/the-2017-michigan-writing-workshop-march-25-2017/

 

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Bring Social Media & Ebooks to Your Event in 2016 & 2017 #motownlit

speakingGenericBy 2020, the independent book industry is due to make billions.

In a few years, mobile technology is due to make billions for small businesses.

Did you know at least 70% of new customers find products and services through their mobile devices?

Yet to understand how to make this money, businesses & authors need to learn the technology.

In one to two hours, Social Media, Publishing & Internet Marketing Empowerment Coach, Sylvia Hubbard can give your participants a deeper understanding, power and passion to bring their business, products and services to the emerging Web 3.0.

Get Your Questions Answered:

  • How will technology affect my business?
  • How can I set up online without breaking the bank?
  • How can the e-book technology profit me when I’m not an author?
  • What is Social Media and how can I use it to generate more customers to buy my product, service or book?

Other Workshops Available

  • Time Management & Social Media
  • After the Book Marketing in the 21st Century
  • How to Make Time Being a Good Mother & Running a Business
  • Publishing A Book in the 21st Century

Follow us:

Contact Us! 

313.289.8614

 

SylviaHubbard.com

MotownWriters.com

MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com

HowToEbook.org

MotownMomMusings.com

LoveABlackWoman.com

MichiganMurderAndMayhem.com

MotownBookClub.com

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What is Your Michigan Amazon Author Page? Help #MotownWriters build a database #MichLit

We love authors and we want you to share your amazon author page in the comments

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So click this link and add your page to the comments.

Criteria:

  1. Must be a Michigan Author!
  2. Must be to an Amazon Author page and NOT your book page.

Thank you!

CLICK HERE NOW TO ADD YOUR PAGE

http://motownwriters.com/amazonauthorpage

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MWN Blog Archive How to Write a Book workshop Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am-2 pm at Beans & Cornbread #michlit

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Sylvia Hubbard will host a How to Write a Book workshop this Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am-2 pm at Beans & Cornbread. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.womenwhoinspire.org through PayPal.

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 37 books on suspense romance.
As a happily divorced mother of three, Sylvia has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work such as the Spirit of Detroit from Detroit City Council and State of Michigan Governor’s Certificate of Tribute Emerging Minority Business Leader Award. She’s spoken all over the United States and Canada about independent publishing, social media, 21st Guide to Marketing for writers and authors, How Readers can make money promoting their favorite authors and even how to be a single mom.
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Recognized as an avid blogger by HoneyTech Blogs, Ms. Hubbard runs over five blogs including How To Love A Black and has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Tanner’s Devil and she has six books coming up in 2016, including four live stories on her website. http://sylviahubbard.com

Related websites:
www.SylviaHubbard.com
www.MotownWriters.com
www.HowToEBook.org

Social Media:
www.facebook.com/sylviahubbard
www.twitter.com/sylviahubbard1
www.instagram.com/sylviahubbard1
www.youtube.com/sylviahubbard1
www.periscope.tv/sylviahubbard1
www.snapchat.com/sylviahubbard
www.goodreads.com/sylviahubbard
www.amazon.com/author/sylviahubbard

Women who Inspire is a 501 c (3) faith based organization whose mission is to inspire, mentor, and motivate Christian women. Our four- fold purpose is to: Inspire – motivate, inspire, uplift, support and encourage women; Mentor – Mentor younger women one on one – mentor/mentee program called Purpose; Wellness – provide health, financial, mental, and social resources for women; and Entrepreneurship – to help start, build, and establish local women owned businesses. Please contact us at the information below or visit us online for more information.

Get your tickets now: www.womenwhoinspire.org through PayPal.


Posted By Blogger to MWN Blog Archive at 12/02/2016 04:55:00 AM

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MWN Blog Archive Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan via @libraryofmich @mlaoffice

Save the dates: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan
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Save the Dates for ECRR in Michigan

Cathy Lancaster The 2017 Webinar Dates with Sue McCleaf Nespeca on Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan are set! Sign-up for the following will begin in mid-November, but mark your calendars now for 2:00 PM-3:00 PM on the following dates:
· Thursday, January 5: Mixed-Aged Storytimes
· Thursday, May 11: Family Engagement in Early Learning
· Tuesday, July 11: Storytime Basics
· Thursday, September 7: Working with Early Childhood Educators & Volunteers in Early Literacy Learning

· Tuesday, November 28: Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan wrap-up!

3 Additional ECRR Workshops will take place around the state during the week of March 20-25, 2017. Sue McCleaf Nespeca will be leading the interactive workshops; details on locations and times to be announced soon.

The monthly ECRR in Michigan Newsletter will continue through December, 2017. Be sure to join us in these exciting opportunities with ECRR in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact me at LancasterC5 or 517-335-8129.

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Posted By Blogger to MWN Blog Archive at 12/01/2016 07:47:00 AM

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MWN Blog Archive How to Write a Book workshop Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am-2 pm at Beans & Cornbread #michlit

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Sylvia Hubbard will host a How to Write a Book workshop this Saturday, December 3rd from 11 am-2 pm at Beans & Cornbread. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.womenwhoinspire.org through PayPal.

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 37 books on suspense romance.
As a happily divorced mother of three, Sylvia has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work such as the Spirit of Detroit from Detroit City Council and State of Michigan Governor’s Certificate of Tribute Emerging Minority Business Leader Award. She’s spoken all over the United States and Canada about independent publishing, social media, 21st Guide to Marketing for writers and authors, How Readers can make money promoting their favorite authors and even how to be a single mom.
womenWhoInspire.jpg

Recognized as an avid blogger by HoneyTech Blogs, Ms. Hubbard runs over five blogs including How To Love A Black and has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Tanner’s Devil and she has six books coming up in 2016, including four live stories on her website. http://sylviahubbard.com

Related websites:
www.SylviaHubbard.com
www.MotownWriters.com
www.HowToEBook.org

Social Media:
www.facebook.com/sylviahubbard
www.twitter.com/sylviahubbard1
www.instagram.com/sylviahubbard1
www.youtube.com/sylviahubbard1
www.periscope.tv/sylviahubbard1
www.snapchat.com/sylviahubbard
www.goodreads.com/sylviahubbard
www.amazon.com/author/sylviahubbard

Women who Inspire is a 501 c (3) faith based organization whose mission is to inspire, mentor, and motivate Christian women. Our four- fold purpose is to: Inspire – motivate, inspire, uplift, support and encourage women; Mentor – Mentor younger women one on one – mentor/mentee program called Purpose; Wellness – provide health, financial, mental, and social resources for women; and Entrepreneurship – to help start, build, and establish local women owned businesses. Please contact us at the information below or visit us online for more information.

Get your tickets now: www.womenwhoinspire.org through PayPal.


Posted By Blogger to MWN Blog Archive at 11/30/2016 04:55:00 AM

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Five Ways to Increase Your Holiday Writing #motownwriters

 


Book publishing is more of a marathon than a sprint.  The publishing world often moves slowly and deliberately to produce excellent product and launch them into the marketplace. This deliberate pace slows even more during November and December of each year. 

As we go through the holiday season of Thanksgiving then Christmas and New Year’s Day, the internal activities in a publishing business take a different focus. This shift means you hear even less from editors and literary agents. The holidays can be a time to turn away from your writing and be involved in other activities.  In this article, I want to suggest five actions to increase your holiday writing
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MWN Blog Archive What is yr 30 Day Lit Challenge & Success? #MotownWriters @Meetup Reminder every 2nd Sat @DetroitLibrary

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Every month we ask this of our participants when we meet. I find this helps give us direction, a goal, a place marker to show we’ve progress. Whether you’re a reader or writer, you can answer this question and we’d like you hear your answer.

Baby steps count too.

bookDetroit-728384.jpgI hope to see you at our meetings one day. Motown Writers meet every 2nd Saturday usually at the Detroit main library on the 3rd floor.

Sign up for updates at http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork.

Also subscribe to our website for other literary news, events and more at: http://motownwriters.com

If you’d like to be a speaker, please contact us at: http://kontactr.com/user/sylviahubbard1

If you didn’t attend last meeting or you’re a reader, tell us now, what is your last 30 day literary challenge and success?


Posted By Blogger to MWN Blog Archive at 11/29/2016 05:15:00 AM

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Wayne State University Press Celebrates 75 Years, Successful Trade Program #motownwriters #michlit

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/72132-wayne-state-university-press-celebrates-75-years-successful-trade-program.html

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency

by writingdayworkshops

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-12-37-28-pmElana Roth Parker is a literary agent with Laura Dail Literary Agency.

She represents: juvenile fiction, children’s books, picture books, middle grade, and young adult.

Elana has specialized in children’s publishing from the beginning of her career, from her very first internship at Nickelodeon Magazine followed by 5 years as an editor at Parachute Publishing. She’s been an agent since 2008, most recently at Red Tree Literary, which she founded in 2012. She joined the Laura Dail Literary Agency in 2016.

Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with degrees in English literature and Bible. It’s the second degree which makes for more interesting conversation at cocktail parties.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.26 AMAfter a successful 2015 event in Detroit, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop— a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event outside of Detroit, MI on March 25, 2017.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (150 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop!

WHAT IS IT?

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Detroit – Livonia/Novi. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s agent faculty so far includes:

  • literary agent Elana Roth Parker (Laura Dail Literary Agency)
  • literary agent Jennifer Wills (The Seymour Agency)
  • editor Elizabeth May (Kensington Publishing)
  • literary agent Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary)
  • literary agent Michael Caligaris (Holloway Literary Agency)
  • agent assistant Lesley Sabga (The Seymour Agency)
  • and many more to come

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

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The Fate of Reading in a Multimedia Age on LA Review of Books — Musings and Marvels

Recently, I had a great opportunity to write a piece for the LA Review of Books about what constitutes reading and literature. Here is an excerpt (click here for the full article). IN MID-OCTOBER, the Nobel Committee for Literature awarded the Nobel Prize to Bob Dylan, “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American […]

via The Fate of Reading in a Multimedia Age on LA Review of Books — Musings and Marvels

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How to Use the Holidays to Sell More Books — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis: Written word media recently published a great post with ideas on how to take advantage of holiday marketing trends to sell your books. With Christmas fast approaching, I figured this is a great time to have a look at the main points: 1. Between mid-November and early January, everyone…

via How to Use the Holidays to Sell More Books — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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MWN Blog Archive How to Write a Book Workshop w/@SylviaHubbard Dec3rd @WomenWhoInspir1

Hello Authors and Writers
It is my prayer that you will have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving!

Please join us Saturday, December 3rd with Sylvia Hubbard from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Beans & Cornbread! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on our website at www.womenwhoinspire.org. Join us as we bring writers and book together.
Please see attached picture for more information.
Seats are limited so purchase your ticket today!


Posted By Blogger to MWN Blog Archive at 11/22/2016 01:29:00 PM

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Detroit Teen Builds Libraries and Friendships While Helping His Community’s Homeless — PEOPLE.com

Caleb White was six years old the first time he saw a homeless person sleeping on a sidewalk on a winter’s night in downtown Detroit. “Mama, why is that man sleeping outside in the cold?” he asked his mother, Melissa Kennedy, after they attended a circus one weekend. “Why doesn’t he sleep in a bed?”…

via Detroit Teen Builds Libraries and Friendships While Helping His Community’s Homeless — PEOPLE.com

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Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Soul Posts — 30 Days of Inspiration — The Write Stuff Radio Show

Write Now Literary is pleased to present Soul Post 30 Days of Inspiration with Author Bryetta Calloway on her book release tour November 17, 2016. Genre: Inspirational/Self-Help Publication Date: November 21, 2016 ISBN-10: 0692797661 ISBN-13: 978-0692797662 About The Book Soul Posts features the most powerful and popular Soul Stuff posts from Singer, Actress, and Writer […]

via Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Soul Posts — 30 Days of Inspiration — The Write Stuff Radio Show

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