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About @SylviaHubbard1

AUTHOR, MOTHER, SPEAKER, JOURNALIST, CONSULTANT & MORE! Divorced Mother of three, Detroiter, Sylvia Hubbard, is not only an award winning best selling author of over 28 books, but also founder of one of Michigan's largest interactive literary community, The Motown Writers Network/The Michigan Literary Network.

Auburn Hills Writers’ June Session

Hello Writers!

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

We will enjoy a writing exercise, critique your work, and discuss a critical topic.
Remember to bring six sets (two pages double spaced) of the work you want critiqued.

Franklin raised an interesting question on our Facebook page.
How do you know when your writing is finished?
Let’s discuss this tomorrow.

Awesome blogging by members:

If you are on Facebook join our online writers’ group at:

Remember, our July meeting will be held at a local restaurant or cafe. Which one? Let’s finalize tomorrow.*;) winking

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
Auburn Hills Writers

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Check out a local Michigan Literary Autjor. #michlit #motownlit #motownwriters

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17th, my debut Women’s Fiction novel, Maggie’s Way will be released on Amazon. Maggie’s Way is the first book in my Montana Bound Series. It will be available in digital print as paperbacks will be released at a later date.

In this story, middle-aged Maggie Abernathy finds herself alone after a long year of teaching. She believes that a summer vacation spent in solitude is the perfect medicine for a not-so-perfect year, until pesky seven-year-old, Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her father, John. With Chloe on Maggie’s heels, Maggie comes to terms with her cancer, her meddling mother, and an ex-husband that lurks in the shadows with good intentions.

When Maggie and Chloe found their voices, so did I. After several years of writing, querying, and critiquing, something deep inside told me that readers would connect with my cast of misfits. Somewhere along the way, Maggie, Chloe, John, Glad, Beckett, and…

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[Free Kindle Book] Self-Publishing Books 101 via @ShellyHitz #amazon


Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats (Author 101 Series) Kindle Edition

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Get a discount on business cards, stationary & more at @Vistaprint

Have you checked out Vistaprint yet? Use my link to get $10 off personalized business cards, stationery, invitations and more. They have great products and even greater deals.

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#MotownWriters Monthly: Summer Literary Plans | Sat, June 13th

I’ve updated this Meetup (location change in library). For more details, see the full listing:

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 AM

Where: Detroit Library – Main – Explorer’s Room
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

This Meetup repeats on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup.

You have permission to share this notice. Thank you!

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Radio 101 for Authors – How to get on the air and shine once you’re there


Great article to read

Originally posted on The Coconut Chronicles:

Microphone in front of booksIn November 2014, I was interviewed by Anthony Sanna on Kootenay Morning about an upcoming indie publishing workshop I was teaching and about the latest book in the Warpworld series. A few weeks after that interview, Anthony emailed and asked if I wanted to “play on the radio” with him every Friday as the new Kootenay Morning co-host. I happily accepted.

In a very short time I’ve learned volumes about the wonderful world of radio. With so much focus on online marketing and promotion for authors, I realized that we often overlook radio as an effective way to reach our potential audience.

I asked my co-host, Anthony, if I could pick his brain about the ins and outs of radio interviews for authors. I’ve been sworn to make it clear that he is by no means a radio expert (all KCR hosts are volunteers), but in his “real life”…

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How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line [FREE BOOK] via @ShelleyHitz

How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line: 10 Simple Ways to Outline Your Nonfiction Book

Are you looking for tips on writing a book? In this book, I share strategies on how to write a book from outline to finish line. There are literally endless possibilities for the books you can write and publish. Learn these 10 strategies to outline your book AND 3 ways to write your book so you can cross the finish line to publish your nonfiction book. More
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Being Your Own Publicist – Book Promotion is a Full-time Job

Being Your Own Publicist – Book Promotion is a Full-time Job

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FAQ: I’m looking for a publisher… #motownwriters

Frequently, I get asked questions and I thought instead of just answering them personally, I’m going to just post them here on the Motown Writers Network blog. (Plus, it gives me time to blog about something).

So here is the question of the morning.

And here is my best answer:

Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publishing

I chose this book because most experts, agents and authors I’ve talked to or heard speak always say this is the best…

The second place that is the reliable…

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The E Project: The First Challenge—Tackling Self-Doubt before You Can Play the Game


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A chat with Kirsten Porter, editor of the upcoming The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller

I’m on the phone with Ethelbert Miller. It’s back in early November, a few weeks after he asked me to edit his book of collected poems. The first day he asked me I was elated. You know that scene in the movie Singing in the Rain when Gene Kelly is so over-the-moon in love that he shrugs off his umbrella and dances through the street in the middle of a downpour? No matter that his smart-looking suit is getting soaked, that he risks catching a cold only a miserable week of tissues and chicken soup would remedy. He is bursting with good news; the consequences of rain are of no concern. Yes, that was me. Downright giddy, (I don’t think I’ve ever used that word to describe me and probably will never use it…

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PODCAST: Mary Eatmon, Author of Nine Houses on #MichLIt w/ @Andi2747 #MotownLit #MotownWriters


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plz take a moment and support # Detroit Author Yusef Shakur

Humbling asking for yr support by nominating #YusefForBestCommunityLeader2015

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PR:Hear Why This Author Wrote a Book Called “Crazy Hot!”

SHS_80881.jpg?width=750Do you know what it’s like to be "crazy hot" and live on the edge? Shirley Slaughter does . . . and she will give you a dose of it @ 5pm, Sunday, May 24, 2015on as she shares her new book Crazy Hot: And Living on the Edge. Don’t miss it!

Hear her on "Talk to the Author" with Dr. Mamie Smith thiscoming Sunday!

She will also share news ideas about her first book Our Lady of Victory.


Run over to amazon and get it! See ya!

from Mamie Smith

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The E Project: Where did it start?


Great piece by #motownlit publisher and upcoming poet author E. Ethelbert Miller (Coming spring 2016)

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A “pregame” chat with Kirsten Porter, editor of the upcoming The Collected Poems of E. Ethelbert Miller

When Ethelbert Miller asks you to help him with a project, you don’t need to stop and think about it before you respond. You don’t pull out your calendar to see if you can pencil him in. You don’t demand details and time frames. You just say without hesitation, emphatically—sign me up!

So when I received an email from Ethelbert last October asking if I would be interested in editing a book of his collected poetry, my answer was an immediate yes. It was after I hit “send” that I sat back and let sink in what I had just agreed to.

Editing Ethelbert’s Collected Poems (or what I like to call the E Project) would not be a small undertaking. Ethelbert’s writing career began in the early 70’s; 1974 marked the publication…

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