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How to Win a Short Fiction Contest*

by Shawn Proctor

*Winning not guaranteed.

In project management, the key is to begin with the end in mind. So maybe I should have foreseen that my flash story “A Good Egg” would be a winner of the 2017 Podcastle Flash Fiction Contest and would go on to become published by Flash Fiction Online as a reprint. Unfortunately, writing with the end goal in mind has never worked for me.

Instead, here’s a template I follow when entering any fiction contest:

read more: https://www.sfwa.org/2019/03/how-to-win-a-short-fiction-contest/

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Picture Book Mentorship Competition: Submission Window between April 1st through 22nd ! @SCBWIMichigan ‏ #motownwriters #michlit

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How to Write a Memoir: 14 Tips for Writing Memoir That Sells

by Anne R. Allen In a much-shared article titled “Why Your Memoir Won’t Sell,” former Writer’s Digest editor Jane Friedman listed the things that will trigger an agent or publisher to reject a memoir by a non-celebrity. A lot of people working on memoirs have been pretty discouraged by it.

read more https://annerallen.com/2019/04/how-to-write-memoir/

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The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers presents MAMA! May 17th @twistedtellers #michiganreaders #detroitreads #michlit #motownwriters

REAL PEOPLE
TRUE STORIES
TOLD LIVE
MAY 2019
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019 8PM EST
The Wright Museum
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers has a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.
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Auburn Hills Writers April Session April 18th #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

Hello Writers!

Our group meets tomorrow, April 18th from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

Agenda:

  • Member Jim Weyer presents, the "Snowflake Method" for writing
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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

Big News!!!!
Writing guru, Natalie Goldberg, is hosting her first online writing course.
Check out all she has to offer here:
https://courses.shambhala.com/writing-down-the-bones/

  • The cost, with discount, $249
  • 11 hours of teaching
  • lifetime access to sessions
  • live writing sessions and more
  • money back guarantee (within 30 days)

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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From #MichLit Children’s Author, Kelsey Fox: Put a book in your basket! Coupon code inside! #easterbasket #gifts #bookpromo #motownwriters @JustTryItWyatt

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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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EVENT #MichLit Author, @MichaelEDyson @WCCCDistrict – Northwest Campus #Detroit April 18th hosted by @dabodetroit #motownwriters #literacy

DABO, 12048 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48204

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Watch Now, The MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com Show with @PamPerryPR #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

Michigan Literary Network is proud to have on our second show presenting Tips Tricks and a wonderful literary talk with Pam Perry.

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Pam Perry
www.PamPerryPR.com

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE. 

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

Go to MichLit for full post | Watch the show now | Purchase This author’s Book | Author’s Website

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Celebrate Poetry Month w/Bestselling Poet, Elizabeth Acevedo (@AcevedoWrites) in #Detroit #motownwriters #michiganwriters #michlit

On behalf of our colleague and Tuxedo Project Fellow Rose Gorman, check out all the exciting events happening on Marygrove’s campus.  Also mark your calendar to be with us on April 26thfor the Contemporary American Authors Lecture by slam poet and spoken word artist Elizabeth Acevedo.

Join us for workshops and reading groups for all ages February thru April!

 

Despite the weather, our heads are already in springtime at The Tuxedo Project, as we anticipate poet and National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo’s visit to Detroit for the 31st annualContemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

April can’t come fast enough for us. To speed up time, all we can do is read (and write), and we want to do it with you. In preparation for Acevedo’s reading and talk at Marygrove College, we’re kicking off our first round of CAALS programming next week with a FREE writing workshop and a host of reading and discussion groups around the city.

We hope you’ll join us and acquaint yourself with The Poet X

Writing with The Poet X & Other Stories
Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning February 20
Marygrove College | 8425 W. McNichols Road

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Join local poet Michael Lauchlan for a 6-week creative writing workshop inspired by The Poet X and other writing by some of our time’s most talented storytellers. This workshop is FREE and open to writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels. Copies of The Poet X, Acevedo’s poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, writing materials, and refreshments provided by Marygrove College and The Tuxedo Project. Just bring yourself! Registration required.

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MICHAEL LAUCHLAN has contributed to many publications, including New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The North American Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, Louisville Review, and Poet Lore and Poetry Ireland. His most recent collection is Trumbull Ave., from WSU Press (2015).

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Upcoming Reading & Discussion Groups near you

Participants in The Tuxedo Project’s programming for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series receive FREE or discounted copies of Elizabeth Acevedo’s novel The Poet X and her poetry collection Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths.

All reading and discussion groups meet weekly for 6-8 weeks (unless otherwise noted) and may include read-alongs to accommodate youth of various reading levels. Email us for session details at specific sites.

READ MORE ABOUT THE POET X HERE | click here to buy your copy

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Detroit Public Library | Main Branch, HYPE Center | 5201 Woodward Avenue
Thursdays @ 4:00-5:30 p.m. beginning February 28 (Age 13-18)

The Tuxedo Project | 7122 Tuxedo Street | REGISTER
Saturdays @ 2:00-4:00 p.m. beginning March 2 (Age 13+)

Live6 Home Base | 7426 W. McNichols Road
Every other Saturday @ 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning March 9 (All ages)

Pages Bookshop | 19560 Grand River Avenue | REGISTER
Saturdays @ 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning March 9 (Age 13+)

KAN Cooperative Bookstore | 9405 John R. Street
Saturdays @ 12:00-2:00 p.m. beginning March 16 (Age 11+)

Room Project | 6513 Woodward Avenue | REGISTER
Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning March 20 (Age 13+)

PLUS! Outreach programming locations include Detroit International Academy for Young Women, Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, Michigan Community Resources, and Detroit Public Library’s Southwest branches. If you or someone you know is employed by or receives services from these sites, ask their staff about the special workshops and reading and discussion groups they have planned for their organization!

ADDITIONAL CAALS PROGRAMMING WILL BE ANNOUNCED JUST IN TIME FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH IN APRIL!

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The Tuxedo Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. In partnership with Marygrove College, our recent supporters include the Adamo Group, Hire It Done, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights, and students at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy, the school’s Class of ‘88, and the Ignatian Service Corps. Programming at The Tuxedo Project is made possible by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to our individual donors and a host of dedicated artists, educators, and the Tuxedo Street community.

 

7122 Tuxedo Street
Detroit, MI | 48204 United States

 

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11th Annual Midwest Literary Walk Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1:00-5:00 pm @midwestlitwalk #michlit #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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The Midwest Literary Walk is an annual literary event on the last Saturday in April nestled in the convenient and historic downtown of Chelsea, Michigan. The event is aimed at highlighting the power of literature and poetry in everyday life. Reading events take place at a range of venues in downtown Chelsea, Michigan. The readings are intimate, giving attendees a chance to interact with the authors. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Midwest Literary Walk is hosted by Chelsea District Library.

All locations are within walking distance from parking to each venue. For your convenience, please refer to the maps and directions on the event website to assist you with your visit to Chelsea.

read more https://www.michigan.org/event/11th-annual-midwest-literary-walk

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Where are you going to be on #BookstoreDay April 27, 2019? Michigan Bookstores already signed up to participate via @BookstoreDay #michiganwriters #michlit #detroitreads

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What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

To see past exclusives, check out our archives.

Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?

read more http://www.indiebookstoreday.com/

Bookstores: find out how you can participate!

Michigan bookstores already signed up

 

 

 

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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.

 

read more http://www.peninsulawriters.org/summer-retreat/?

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Literati named 2019 Bookstore of the Year @LiteratiBkstore via michigandaily #michlit #mittenlit #michiganreaders #motownwriters

Literati Bookstore, located on East Washington Street, was recently named as Publishers Weekly 2019 Bookstore of the Year.

Literati Bookstore, located on East Washington Street, was recently named as Publishers Weekly 2019 Bookstore of the Year. Buy this photo
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Publishers Weekly named Literati Bookstore its 2019 Bookstore of the Year on March 28.

Literati was announced in February as one of five finalists for the award, which honors independent bookstores nominated by those in the book industry. The award will be presented to owners Hilary and Michael Gustafson at BookExpo on May 30 in New York City.

Literati recently celebrated its six-year anniversary of being in business — it opened on March 31, 2013. Since then, the independent bookstore has made a name for itself with its public typewriter, cafe and the number of literary events it hosts.

read more https://www.michigandaily.com/section/business/literati-named-2019-bookstore-year

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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!

May

Audio Book Appreciation Month

Get Caught Reading Month

2 – Harry Potter Day

4 – Free Comic Book Day – first Saturday in May

9 – Peter Pan Day

12 -18 – Reading is Fun Week

12 – Limerick Day

 

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