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Goals for Authors, Artists & Crafters to Reach Success BookTalk with @SylviaHubbard1 May 25th #TraverseCity #Workshop #Michiganreaders #motownwriters #michlit

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Learn 8 goals you need to make and how you can achieve them to build your brand & increase book sales

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Please support #MotownWriters MAY AUTHOR FEATURE: Queashar L. Halliburton | 10 Steps to SkyRocket Your Success via @qdpublishing #michiganreaders #michlit #motownbookclub

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Bio of the speaker:

While many neglect to follow their dreams due to setbacks like procrastination, fear and a lack of resources, she uses those very things as stepping stones to her success. For Queashar L. Halliburton, CEO and founder of Queashar Detroit Publishing, LLC, her greatest success to date has come from living outside the box and operating in her God-given gifts and purpose—and she encourages others to do the same. In addition to producing her fair share of personal literary works, she works diligently to provide tools, resources, and motivation for new authors nationwide—positioning them to tell their stories in excellence and excel in the marketplace.

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Skyrocket Your Success will help professional women identify and acknowledge self-sabotaging behaviors standing in the way of achieving optimal success. This book provides 10 tips to increase your success factor and start living your best life today!
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How to unapologetically create your own personal definition of success

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Announcing The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers

Dear Writers,

I am writing to announce the release of The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers. The book is now available to you, completely free for a limited time.

This book includes detailed reviews of 178 traditional publishers that accept submissions directly from writers. If you want to get published, this book is for you.

Get Your Copy Here (Free)


Jacob Jans
Freedom With Writing

PS: The book is available for a limited time only, so be sure to get your copy right away.

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Celebrating the Literary Arts in Detroit​ @PalmerParkArt Fair June 1 & 2 with #MichiganAuthors | #motownwriters #michlit #mittenlit #michiganreaders

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      Our Authors Tent includes many talented writers sharing their books.  Enjoy reading, storytelling or just searching for that perfect summer read.  If you enjoy fine writing this tent is for you.  Look for more information in May.

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May 29 – Guardians of Detroit Author Architecture/Sculpture Talk at @FerndaleLibrary #michiganreaders #motownwriters #michlit

FERNDALE, MI – Local author Jeff Morrison wrote an extensive love letter to the historic architecture of the Motor City, focusing on the overlooked and hidden gems of sculptural art with Guardians of Detroit. Morrison will be talking about the beauty and prestige of these works at the Ferndale Library on Wed., May 29, including a look into the research and photography featured in his book.

read more http://oaklandcounty115.com/2019/05/10/may-29-guardians-of-detroit-author-architecture-sculpture-talk-at-ferndale-library/

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Ready to take your Writing, Publishing & Promotion to the next level? #MichiganWriters #MotownWriters #michlit Grab your copy of these Resources book while helping our network! #AuthorsSupportingAuthors

About the author of the books

Lit Diva of Michigan, Blogger, award-winning best selling #Detroit Author/Speaker Founder of #MotownWriters & The Michigan Literary Network. Busy Mom Expert ♥ Authorpreneur & Literary Social Media Consultant http://about.me/sylviahubbard

Author Starter Guide

Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
  • Book Review Listings
  • African American Book Clubs
  • Book Blogger Listings
  • U.S. Public Library Listings



21st Century Marketing For Authors

The best guide you’ll have in understanding & navigating book marketing in the 21st Century and a literary companion to The Author’s Starter Book

Available only to order as a paperback

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



Literary Empowerment Coaching Service

Are you frustrated and just need quick questions to all your eBook needs without breaking your bank?

Sylvia Hubbard has been in the eBook industry since 2000 and can become your eBook whisperer. Called an author’s best friend, she has spoken in the United States and Canada on Ebook Writing Publishing and Marketing. Let her spend a little time helping you get to your eBook Literary goals! For $75 dollars you will receive ONE HOUR of coaching and answers to your questions.


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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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Join founder of #MotownWriters, #SylviaHubbard1, at #Detroit’s Hustle and Grind Book fair this Saturday, May18th #MichiganReaders #michlit #detroitreads #mittenlit



I’ll have copies of Beautiful which you can have personally signed along with my Author’s Starters Guide and if you mention you’re a subscriber on my site and a fan at http://facebook.com/groups/sylviahubbardLitWorld, you can get something extra special.

I hope to see you soon and if you can’t come but would just love a signed paperback book, go to my pre-order page, fill out the form and you’ll be invoiced from there.

If you have an ebook, you can always get an account at Authorgraph, choose the book you’d like me to sign.

Thanks a lot for your support of my literary endeavors and If you can’t come this Saturday, then I really hope I can eventually see you. Check out my upcoming events. In the upcoming months, I’m traveling out of Michigan, so make plans now and get your pre-orders in now.

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Writing Rules: Should You Always “Write What You Know”? #motownwriters

How to avoid boring your readers following “what you know” writing rules by E. J. Runyon I just finished reading Anne’s March post about how you don’t always want to follow the rule that advises, ‘Write What You Know’. It made me wonder how many writers understand that it’s only a ‘Writing Rule’ for getting …

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Author of The Marsh King’s Daughter, @KarenDionne, upcoming schedule | #michiganreaders #motownwriters #michlit

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There are a cluster of events in the U.P. in late May/early June, another cluster near Traverse City in June, and one more Michigan event at local libraries in September.


The author is really looking forward to all of these – The Marsh King’s Daughter is being read all over the world (!!!), but Michigan readers connect with the story on a deeper level because they bring their own experiences and love of the state to the book.

Grab your copy of The Marsh King’s Daughter now

See Michigan events below

May 29 – Hancock, Michigan – 12:00 noon – North Winds Bookstore, Finlandia University – meet and greet, signing

May 29 – Calumet, Michigan – 6:30 PM – Calumet Public Library – talk and signing

May 31 – Iron River, Michigan – 11:30 AM – West Iron District Library  “Lunch with an Author”

June 1 – Marquette, Michigan – 10:45 AM – Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association Conference – keynote speaker

June 1 – Marquette, Michigan – 2:00 – 3:00 – Snowbound Books – meet and greet, signing

June 2 – Munising, Michigan – 1:00 – 2:00 PM –Falling Rock Bookstore – signing

June 16 – Glen Lake, Michigan – Peninsula Writers Summer Retreat – keynote speaker

June 17 – Suttons Bay, Michigan – 11:00 AM – Suttons Bay Bingham District Library – talk and signing

June 17 – Kingsley, Michigan – 6:00 PM – Kingsley Branch Library –  talk and signing,

June 18 – Bellaire, Michigan – 11:00 AM – Bellaire Public Library – luncheon, talk and signing

June 18 – Northport, Michigan – 7:00 PM – Leelanau Township Library – talk and signing

June 19 – Traverse City, Michigan – 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Bookbrokers & Kramer’s Cafe, Grand Traverse Mall – signing

September 18 – Shelby Township, Michigan – 7:00 PM – Shelby Township Library – talk and signing

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Lawmakers push to require librarians in public schools via @citypulse #michiganreaders #motownwriters #michlit


LANSING, May 11 — Michigan is one of the worst in the nation for library access, ranking 47th for its student-to-school librarian ratio, according to the Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest union of teachers and other school personnel. Experts say it’s no coincidence that the state also ranks fifth worst In the nation for literacy.

But that could change under legislation that would require all Michigan public schools to maintain a library and hire a certified.

The three bills — sponsored by Reps. Matt Koleszar, D-Plymouth; Darrin Camilleri, D-Brownstown Township; and Kristy Pagan, D-Canton — would also require schools to have a supervisor to monitor students in the librarian’s absence. They mirror a package introduced in 2018 that never made it out of the House Education Reform Committee.

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Presenting the 2019 Hal Prize via @DoorCountyPulse #callforsubmission #contest #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, Wisconsin, proudly presents the 2019 Hal Prize.Door County Pulse

The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Thomas Pecore Weso, Ira Sukrungruang and Cynthia Swanson, and photographer Tytia Habing.

The Hal Prize offers publication in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue, reading a readership of 18,000. Cash awards of up to $150, a week stay at Write On, Door County (a literary retreat located in the heart of the Door Peninsula), a class at Peninsula School of Art (a nationally recognized year-round destination for artists and art appreciators), and other prizes will be awarded.

The Hal Prize is presented in collaboration with Write On, Door County, a nonprofit organization promoting writing and reading to year-round and seasonal residents in the county.

The Hal Prize is held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, by offering commentary and encouragement to promising writers and photographers.

All submissions will be accepted digitally. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

For complete submission guidelines and to submit your creative work, click here.

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Glen Lake: Writing Camp Heaven! #Peninsula #Writers June 15-22, 2019 #michiganwriters #michlit

Glen Lake: Writing Camp Heaven!

Next Summer Retreat at Glen Lake: June 15-22, 2019

View or Download: Glen Lake Retreat 2019 brochure in PDF format for all the details and registration information.

Every June, PW members have the opportunity to attend a week-long writing conference/retreat at Villa Glen, on the shores of Glen Lake.  For many members, this is the highlight of the PW experience: writers have opportunities to discuss their craft with others who share their passion, daily small group meetings offer help and support with specific pieces of writing, large group gatherings build camaraderie, and ample time for writing is always provided.  Several small, optional craft talks by members are offered throughout the week.  And there are many opportunities for informal discussion and activities.


In addition, each conference presents a professional writer as a keynote speaker; back for the 2017 keynote is poet Mary Ann Samyn.  In recent years, presentations from Laura Kasischke, Jack Driscoll, Heather Sellers and Gerry LaFemina have stimulated thought and discussion—and writing.  Also, each conference ends with a “read-around,” a gathering allowing a chance for everyone to hear a small sample of each writer’s work.


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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!


LGBT Book Month

10 – Ball Point Pen Day

12 – Anne Frank’s birthday (she received her diary on her birthday)

16 – Bloomsday (Leopold Bloom is the fictional protagonist and hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses )

22 – Octavia Butler’s birthday

23 – National Columnists Day

23 – The first typewriter patent was awarded in 1868


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Auburn Hills Writers May Session meets Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm in the the Auburn Hills Library @AHPLibrary #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

Hello Writers!
Auburn Hills Writers meets Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm in the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.  
  • Member Moneesa Credle presents inspirational practices, for creatives, from the “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.
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 tomorrow!
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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