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#LearnWithMe Doing #AuthorNewsletters, GoogleMeet, Recording Screens and More! [VIDEO Tutorial] #motownwriters

Author and Filmmaker, Phette Hollins, sat down with me to learn how I do some of my work, but we discovered a lot more as well.

*** GoogleMeet
*** How to record your screen without using Zoom or any other online app
*** How I set up my author’s newsletters
*** How to do shortlinks on wordpress.

🎦👉 https://youtu.be/V4KkjBs6cEE 👈 📝 ✍🏾🌟
Click the link and set aside time to watch!

We talked about other things but I’m going to put that in another video

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#BookPromo Tip of The Day: Connect with readers: Capitalize on Personalized Video to deliver your marketing message #booksellingtechniques #motownwriters #booktips

Properly handled, a personalized video can connect immediately with its intended target—the essential first step for any marketing message.

By the Numbers:
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Why should you schedule a literary clarity call? #motownwriters #michiganwriters

We all need to pick someone’s brain and you don’t always want to share on social media the struggles you are going through.

Schedule a 15, 30 or 90 minute clarity call today

http://sylviahubbard.com/needclarity

Benefits of meeting with me, You’ll get:

  • Advice from a 20 year literary veteran
  • Notes from our meeting
  • Get an action plan

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Call for Submission from Michigan Quarterly Review

The Michigan Quarterly Review has a special issue entitled "Why We Write" that we believe might be of interest to Motown writers network. The issue is guest edited by Mark Nowak and it will be focused on community based writing, craft writing, and writing to bring about social change and political transformation.
We are particularly keen to feature diverse Michigan voices in the issue, and the voices of writers engaged in community-based writing practices. The full call for submissions can be found here: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mqr/submit/
Submissions for the issue close at the end of the month and we really hope you will consider sharing the opportunity with writers in your community.
Best,
The MQR Team

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Love Thy Neighbor from The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers @twistedtellers Feb19th #motownwriters

Love Thy Neighbor

HOSTED BY CHERYL JAMES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 PM EST

VIRTUAL EDITION – TICKETS $11.00 ON SALE NOW!  Get Tickets

FLASHBACK FEATURED STORYTELLERhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/dimHKgOIaOo?wmode=opaque

Khary didn’t  know his friend could cook until he was invited to the “Real Men Cook” event. When he saw the lineup for the macaroni and cheese he became a convert. This is Khary’s soul food story. Bonus: Recipe included!

UPCOMING EVENT

Virtual edition! Friday, February 19, 2021 hosted by Cheryl James, produced & directed by Satori Shakoor.

Virtual Doors 7:15P

Showtime 7:30P

After Party 8:30PGet Tickets

FEATURING

Twisted Storytellers Sacramento Knoxx and Dr. Rose Moten

Sacramento Knoxx is a hardworking interdisciplinary artist with strong roots in Detroit from the southwest side. He produces a sound of electronic, indigenous, ghettotech, afro-latino, hip hop, soul, and rhythm & blues.

Rose Moten (Dr. Rose) is a fully licensed clinical psychologist, author, speaker and life-transformation coach. She is the director of BLOOM Transformation Center, a full-service wellness clinic offering traditional and holistic services to assist others in psychological and emotional well-being.

Stacey “HOTWAXX” Hale Zoom Tech & Virtual Host

Satori Shakoor, Producer & Director

DONATE TODAY – 501(C) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONLike & FollowSubscribe to our YouTube channel!

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Why should you schedule a literary clarity call? #motownwriters #michiganwriters

We all need to pick someone’s brain and you don’t always want to share on social media the struggles you are going through.

Schedule a 15, 30 or 90 minute clarity call today

http://sylviahubbard.com/needclarity

Benefits of meeting with me, You’ll get:

  • Advice from a 20 year literary veteran
  • Notes from our meeting
  • Get an action plan

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Stop waiting and do it today!
http://sylviahubbard.com/needclarity

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[Virtual Event] Feb19th: Love Don’t Live Here Anymore w/ @twistedtellers #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

Love Don’t Live Here Anymore

HOSTED BY CHERYL JAMES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 PM EST

VIRTUAL EDITION – TICKETS $11.00 ON SALE NOW!  Get Tickets

FLASHBACK FEATURED STORYTELLER

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kqH6WrH6J-Y?wmode=opaque

Modeira Johnson has had a less than ideal relationship with his father. Yet, near the end of his father’s life Modeira becomes his caretaker. This is his story of Soul Food and the power of forgiveness and redemption.

UPCOMING EVENT

Virtual edition! Friday, February 19, 2021 hosted by Cheryl James, produced & directed by Satori Shakoor.

Virtual Doors 7:15P

Showtime 7:30P

After Party 8:30P

Get Tickets

FEATURING

Storytellers Khary & Tunesia Turner

Khary and Tunesia have been happily married for 23 years, but even happy marriages take work. Passion is great, they have learned, but commitment to show up daily for each other is the secret sauce. Their foundation, built on love and friendship, made it possible for them to make music together with Black Bottom Collective, build businesses and realize their greatest reward, their seven-year-old son, Max Cole. 

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Special thanks to our sponsor WCCCD!

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Auburn Hills Writers February Session

Hello Writers!
It’s been a long time.
I hope all is well and that you are as ready to meet as I am.
Our next writing session is Thursday, February 18th from 6:30 until 8:00pm.

The Auburn Hills Library now requires that you register for the meeting in advance.
Here’s the link:
Auburn Hills Virtual Writer’s Group

Please register early.

There is only room for 15 participants per session.
Once registered, they will email you a virtual link 24 hours prior to the session.

The February session will consist of getting reacquainted and writing exercises.
Critiques will begin in March.

Looking forward to seeing you February 18th!

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

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#SAVETHEDATE: Twisted Storytellers – Love Me Some Him! via @twistedtellers Feb19th 2021 RSVP now #motownwriters

Love Me Some Him!

HOSTED BY CHERYL JAMES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 PM EST

VIRTUAL EDITION – TICKETS $11.00 ON SALE NOW!  Get Tickets

FLASHBACK FEATURED STORYTELLERhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/3u_e0s_KJyk?wmode=opaque

Steve Gold and his father were very different and so were their dreams for his life. Steve tried to hide his dreams but it led to betrayal. This is his story of betrayal to trust.

UPCOMING EVENT

Virtual edition! Friday, February 19, 2021 hosted by Cheryl James, produced & directed by Satori Shakoor.

Virtual Doors 7:15P

Showtime 7:30P

After Party 8:30PGet Tickets

FEATURING

Twisted Storytellers Kimani & Tunisia Turner and musical guest Reggie Kelly

Stacey “HOTWAXX” Hale Zoom Tech & Virtual Host

Satori Shakoor, Producer & Director

DONATE TODAY – 501(C) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONLike & FollowSubscribe to our YouTube channel!

313-744-6037Visit our website 

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Beginning Canva for Writers and Authors to learn how to start making phenomenal promotions [videos]

If you missed our canva class. Here are the links we’re going through the free version of canva and how to make promo materials video:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/motownwriters/permalink/10157456951211097

And we got disconnected so here’s the 2nd

https://www.facebook.com/groups/motownwriters/permalink/10157457000776097

When I put it on YouTube I’ll combined both videos

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✍🏾#MotownWriters @meetup w/ #michlit author, @nataliedunbar16| 🎆 Coming back and Learning The Literary New📚💗 Feb13th 10am @ Facebook Group [virtual]

Topic discussed:

Natalie Dunbar, an experience author will discuss coming back and learning the literary new

RSVP for event | New Book | Author Website | other Books By Author

About Author:

Natalie Dunbar savors a seat behind an open book or keyboard. Writing romantic
fiction has been a lifetime adventure and treasured escape. Her first book was
published by Genesis Press in 2000. After three more novels for Genesis Press,
she moved on to write for BET Books, Harlequin Kimani Press, Silhouette
Bombshell, Silhouette Romantic Suspense. Her new release is an eBook
version of her first novel, Best of Friends.
Natalie is married to her high school sweetheart. A U of M and UDM graduate,
she has been a fulltime Detroit area engineer for years. She is currently
considering new challenges.

website: http://www.nataliedunbar.com
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/natalie.dunbar.779/
Twitter:@nataliedunbar16

Other books by this author: https://amzn.to/2Z2ljFX

Save the date! RSVP in advance! Got questions in advance? Please post in discussion!

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#motownwriters New deal on ebook recommended by @KarenDionne #michiganwriters #bookbub

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Why should you schedule a literary clarity call?

We all need to pick someone’s brain and you don’t always want to share on social media the struggles you are going through.

Schedule a 15, 30 or 90 minute clarity call today

http://sylviahubbard.com/needclarity

Benefits of meeting with me, You’ll get:

  • Advice from a 20 year literary veteran
  • Notes from our meeting
  • Get an action plan

Stop waiting and do it today!
http://sylviahubbard.com/needclarity

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Love Thy Neighbor from The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers @twistedtellers Feb19th #motownwriters

Love Thy Neighbor

HOSTED BY CHERYL JAMES

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 7:15 – 9:00 PM EST

VIRTUAL EDITION – TICKETS $11.00 ON SALE NOW!  Get Tickets

FLASHBACK FEATURED STORYTELLERhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/dimHKgOIaOo?wmode=opaque

Khary didn’t  know his friend could cook until he was invited to the “Real Men Cook” event. When he saw the lineup for the macaroni and cheese he became a convert. This is Khary’s soul food story. Bonus: Recipe included!

UPCOMING EVENT

Virtual edition! Friday, February 19, 2021 hosted by Cheryl James, produced & directed by Satori Shakoor.

Virtual Doors 7:15P

Showtime 7:30P

After Party 8:30PGet Tickets

FEATURING

Twisted Storytellers Sacramento Knoxx and Dr. Rose Moten

Sacramento Knoxx is a hardworking interdisciplinary artist with strong roots in Detroit from the southwest side. He produces a sound of electronic, indigenous, ghettotech, afro-latino, hip hop, soul, and rhythm & blues.

Rose Moten (Dr. Rose) is a fully licensed clinical psychologist, author, speaker and life-transformation coach. She is the director of BLOOM Transformation Center, a full-service wellness clinic offering traditional and holistic services to assist others in psychological and emotional well-being.

Stacey “HOTWAXX” Hale Zoom Tech & Virtual Host

Satori Shakoor, Producer & Director

DONATE TODAY – 501(C) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONLike & FollowSubscribe to our YouTube channel!

313-744-6037Visit our website 

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What’s your #MondayMorning literary Routine? #motownwriters

I call Mondays my get myself together time.

I check what I’m planning for the week on my literary calendar and see what I can do to get some things out of the way before that day is to happen and what more can I put on my calendar.

I even tell myself what I would like to accomplish in my writing world

✅✍🏽📝What about you?

✅✍🏽📝Do you have Monday morning routines when it comes to your literary planning?

I’d love to know

Let me know and visit my blog at MotownWriters.com

✅✍🏽📝Can’t think of thing?

Grab a clarity meeting

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