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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.

Inside 🎇Everyday Ethics and Equity by @GwendolynRoseF1 🎁 Find the Answers of Living a Life of Worth — #motownwriters #bookpromo

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Everyday Ethics and Equity
The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem

Gwendolyn Forrest

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Website: https://gwenforrest.com

About Book:
Everyday Ethics and Equity: The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem eloquently exposes inequities existing between the haves and the have nots.
It also advances the proposition that existence validates an individual’s worth. This is especially relevant during these turbulent times of COVID-19, economic instability, and social unrest.

Written from a cosmic perspective and humanist worldview in easy-to-understand language, this insightful book helps readers to adopt ethical equitable behavior. It also promotes a race-free, war-free world and encourages self-reflective critical thinking.

Quote
“As there’s no place underground or in the sky, To reunite with deceased ones after we die, We are obligated while we live on earth, To conscientiously live a life of worth.”

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About the Author:
Gwendolyn Rose Forrest (BA, MA) self-identifies as a black African
American global citizen who affirms humanity’s similarities while acknowledging differences.
She has worked in the public, private, or non-profit sectors in Detroit, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former social worker, civil rights/human rights advocate, economic development administrator, employment/training coordinator, research director, and certified fund-raising executive for colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. A humanist, feminist, and activist, she enjoys writing, line dancing, and yoga.

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Connect online at
Twitter.com/GwendolynRoseF1
https://www.facebook.com/DreamsDeedsandDestiny

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Apiary #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Apiary
AY-ee-er-ee
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 17th century
1

A place where bees are kept.

2

A collection of beehives.

Examples of Apiary in a sentence

“The apiary was less than a mile away from a rose garden, which gave the honey a floral aroma.”

“It takes a full day to inspect and maintain my apiary.”

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Celebrate Nat’l Book Month with Everyday Ethics and Equity: The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem by Michigan Author, Gwendolyn Forrest #michlit #Motownwriters

Everyday Ethics and Equity: The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem employs critical thinking and self-analysis, to help you define your worldview on contemporary ethical issues affecting you and the
broader society. Rooted in the proposition that existence validates the individual’s worth, it is especially relevant in these times of COVID 19, economic insecurity and social unrest. Available at
Amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Bergamot #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Bergamot
BER-gə-mot
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Italian, late 17th century
1

An oily substance extracted from the rind of the fruit of a dwarf variety of the Seville orange tree. It is used in cosmetics and as flavoring in tea.

2

A dessert pear of a rich and sweet variety.

Examples of Bergamot in a sentence

“The house tea blend has strong notes of bergamot.”

“We’re serving poached bergamot for dessert.”

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You’re Invited to “Writing in Detroit: A Virtual Reading”. “Each writer will share original work then join Literary Outreach Coordinator Justin Rogers to discuss how living in Detroit has influenced their writing @WritersDigest #motownwriters

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We’re pleased to invite you to “Writing in Detroit: A Virtual Reading,” featuring Christiana CastilloScheherazade Washington Parrish, and Devin Samuels. Each writer will share original work then join Literary Outreach Coordinator Justin Rogers to discuss how living in Detroit has influenced their writing. About the readers: Christiana Castillo is a Latina/Chicana poet, teaching artist, and gardener born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and based out of the Detroit area. Previous work of hers can be found in Belt Magazine, the Wayne Literary ReviewRiverwise Magazine, and Alegria Magazine’s Latinx Poetry Project. She has a forthcoming chapbook, Crushed Marigold, with Flower Press. Scheherazade Washington Parrish is a Detroit-based creative who creates poems, manages a roster of amazing creatives, moderates artist and author talks, and facilitates workshops, all while raising an awesome teen. As a poet, she interrogates and deconstructs societal concepts of motherhood, family and duty, and as an educator, she challenges her writers to create what scares the hell out of them. Devin Samuels is a poet educator from Providence, RI who has been performing on local and national stages for the last 10 years. He is a 2017 Poetry Foundation Incubator Fellow and his work can be found in City & Sea Poetry AnthologySlag ReviewWayne Literary Review 2018 and Systematic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender. Now in Detroit, Devin works with organizations throughout the city supplying poetry programming to youth. Register for your virtual seat on Zoom here, or catch the livestream on our Facebook page. If you have questions, contact detroit@pw.org. We hope you’ll join us this Friday, October 23 at 4PM EDT!  This Poets & Writers event is supported in part by a grant from the Hearst Foundations.  Poets & Writers is the primary source of information, support,and guidance for creative writers. Learn more at pw.org.  STAY CONNECTED‌ ‌ 
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Butterfly 📚by Ashley Antoinette @novelista #bookreview #motownbookclub #motownwriters

Butterfly by [Ashley Antoinette]

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About the book

Butterfly is the first novel in an all new series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette and an instant USA Today bestseller!

Morgan’s terrified to love again after losing the first boy who gave her butterflies. She settles for a comfortable life with a man that can give her everything, but she’s bored out of her mind.

Yet, when she tries to have everything including a new beau that gives her butterflies, she’s forced to choose, but either way someone is going to end up dead.

Morgan Atkins has been through more tragedy than one girl can bear. Will she weather this storm? Or will the ultimate heartbreak ruin her for good?

I’ve always been a fan of Ashley Antoinette. HEr powerful urban story telling reels you in and mixes you up from the inside out. She always has me yelling at the page or laughing ridiculously.

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You will surely enjoy this ride this author takes you on.

Grab your Copy of this book at Amazon or wherever books are sold and support this local author by connecting with them at

Butterfly Michigan Author by Ashley Antoinette

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You can also find out more about me and my books at SylviaHubbard.com
And thank you for listening to the Read A Book MF Portion of Da Laugh & Giggle Podcast. this is Sylvia Hubbard, Keep those words flowing and your mind will always be strong.

Butterfly by [Ashley Antoinette]

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#MotownWriters Feature📚: @LaJefferson, author of Reconciliation to Hell🔥

Reconciliation To Hell

L.A. Jefferson

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Book link https://amzn.to/3lALzRc
Website: https://naturallyla.blog/author/lajefferson/

About Book
Sandra Anderson isn’t the only woman on the planet to let her cheating husband come back home. But she may be one of the few who did so after his last mistress, Felicia, conceived his child. Still, she thought the life of luxury that he afforded her and their two daughters was worth it. What she didn’t consider was the new role she’d play as step-mother and the ever-presence of the woman she knew still wanted her husband. At the first sight of dubious behavior by her husband, Sandra takes a walk on the wild side, making a few extramarital friends of her own. When someone begins blackmailing her with scandalous pictures of her and some of her friends, she quickly becomes the bigger threat to her marriage than her husband.

Lester Anderson is a lucky man. His wife forgave him for the ultimate betrayal. Sandra is the rightful woman to have by his side as he begins pursuing his longtime political aspirations. But old habits die hard. So when a woman from his past glides through his office door scantily dressed, Lester finds himself falling back into old patterns.

Can this couple survive their reconciliation to hell?

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About Author
L.A. Jefferson is a Detroit native with strong ties to the literary community. An avid reader since childhood, L.A. is self-professed bookworm. Currently L.A. is promoting her book, Unfinished Business, and hard at work on her follow up book, Reconciliation to Hell, both contemporary fiction titles. When she’s not working on her books, L.A. is blogging about writing & publishing, love & relationships, and the roller coaster of balancing it all–family, day job, & writing career.

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Book Review from Reader
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read

Great attention grabber in the beginning of the story which immediately gets you hooked on the story. This is a well written story about the complexities of the decisions we make within the family dynamic. Though the title suggests a sinister plot, the story is one that most adults can relate to or imagine in some fashion. As an avid reader, I recommend this book.

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Connect with this author on Social Media:

twitter.com/lajefferson
instagram.com/naturallylajeff

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Magniloquent #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Magniloquent
mag-NIL-ə-kwənt
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid-17th century
1

Using high-flown or bombastic language.

Examples of Magniloquent in a sentence

“His speech was so magniloquent the audience was held in rapt attention.”

“You might admire magniloquent language, but sometimes plain speaking is best.”

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New message from your USA :: Michigan :: Detroit Municipal Liaison, rainechan for #Nanowrimo

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Hello NaNoWriMotown!Your Leadership Team is still hard at work with planning to make this virtual year AMAZING. Sure, it’s gonna be weird and it’s gonna take some getting used to, but don’t worry. We have a great team of MLs and Minions with solid plans (yep, those Planners set this Pantser straight!) and regardless of the outcome, we’ll have FUN!So where exactly will we be having all this fun?Well, the Big Events will happen on Zoom, but don’t forget about our regular online community spaces like the main NaNoWriMo website, our region homepage and regional forum, our nanowrimotown websiteDiscordFacebook, and even our new Instagram page!Our first Big Event is a double feature Zoom movie day! We’ll be watching Beetlejuice at 2 p.m. and Knives Out at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. You can find more info here

Our second big event will be the Kickoff on Saturday, October 31. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!And finally, don’t forget to sign up for our third annual Team Championship! Did you know that those who participate have win rates of more than DOUBLE the average NaNo participant? That can be you! Sign up today by filling out our Highly Scientific Sorting Quiz here!Our goal this year is to get everyone signed up BEFORE November begins. If you sign up by October 28, you will be guaranteed to have your team when we announce this year’s theme at Kickoff! Check out the forum for a more detailed explanation of this most excellent competition.We can’t wait to hear from you! Come and introduce yourselves and announce your project here!Speak soon,RaineRainechanML, Detroit Regionnanowrimo.detroit@gmail.com

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What to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly to Brand Your Book via @pamperry #motownwriters

Expert Author Pam Perry

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey

Most authors will not become millionaires unless they have multiple works or multiple streams of income that can keep their income level consistent. Otherwise, they will not be able to give up their “day jobs.”

But there are ways to build momentum, expand your platform and solidify your brand so you are successful. Most authors tell me, “I don’t have time” or “I don’t know what to next” or “I hit a brick wall – and I can’t seem to get motivated to market anymore.”

You can market yourself everyday just by doing these things. When I coach clients, these are the things I tell them to do on an ongoing basis:

Monthly

  • Attend a writers meeting or critique group.
  • Ask for reviews or endorsements from those you’ve given “comp” copies too.
  • Attend a civic organization and tell the members what you do.
  • Read trade publications like Writer’s Digest or The Writer.
  • Take a teleclass or attend another type of live internet event.
  • Look for contests you can enter or awards you can nominate yourself for.
  • Create a YouTube video message or be a guest on a local cable show.
  • Hold or plan a teleseminar.
  • Update your media list & research for new ones to add.
  • Invite a media person you’ve admired to lunch.
  • Participate at an event by speaking, presenting or teaching.
  • Write articles and submit to article directories.
  • Post reviews of other books you’ve read on Amazon.
  • Write and post press releases.
  • Write and pitch feature stories to the media.
  • Create and distribute an online or direct mail newsletter.
  • Reach out to bloggers and see if you can do a “blog tour” with them.
  • Meet with your advisors, mentors or “master mind” partners.
  • Add additional information to your website or blogsite (i.e. a blog article, a link).
  • Keep in touch with key bookstores that are selling your books.
  • Email mini-courses to those who sign up via an Eblast that you send out.
  • Manage back end tasks such as customer support, accounting, sales, etc.
  • Look for easier ways to do business. Ask others what systems they use.

Weekly

  • Give someone you meet one of your books and follow up in 30 days.
  • Visit an online forum and participate or get some PR coaching.
  • Look for new articles to read on internet marketing and joint ventures (Google).
  • Listen to podcasts (look for the topic of interest online in a podcast directory).
  • Send an eblast to your email list – giving them a tip or link to blog post you found helpful.
  • Mail a handwritten note or postcard to someone you met in person or connect with online.
  • Post to your blog & add a new feature to “amp” it up (get cues from other blogs).
  • Drop postcards or bookmarks at places where you regularly go – bookstores, libraries, hair salons, cleaners, restaurants, coffee shops.
  • Update your website or blogsite by adding current “media hits” and interviews.
  • Send an email to someone online you would like to connect with.
  • Interact with a “group” on Facebook or LinkedIn.
  • Get to know the key authors / leaders in your field. Follow their blogs or Google them to see what they are up to.
  • Keep track of your stats on your website, blogs and Ezine opens.
  • Do at least one blog talk show or at the very least call-in to one.
  • Post a bulletin on your MySpace or Facebook and add some new blogs.

Daily

  • Write. Write. Write. That’s your main job. Content is king!
  • Read some trade pubs or read magazines in your niche.
  • Comment on someone else’s blog.
  • Make a phone call to a media outlet you’d like to be featured on.
  • Read the daily newspapers looking for topics you can comment on.
  • Scan columns by the regular columnists and give feedback their blogs.
  • Add friends to your Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn accounts.
  • Follow someone new on Twitter or Shelfari.
  • Add people to your database that you meet or have not been in touch with (with permission).
  • Add an automatic signature to all the emails your answer.
  • Twitter by sending a link to your blog, or a favorite blog, or a free report they can download.
  • Participate in message boards, chat group or yahoo groups that are industry related. This helps to increase exposure and give your information to stay on the cutting-edge.

For a creative writer and author, time is managed with calendars – not with clocks. What you are doing is leaving a virtual “footprint” everywhere you go – online and offline. These elements can be implemented with little or no outside help.

If implemented correctly and consistently, these mini-marketing tactics can help revolutionize your ministry or business in no time. By continually branding yourself with the key message of your platform, people will come to you for information and expertise.

Remember to have a marketing mindset and let people know why they should buy your book (mention the benefits of what the book will do for them.) Keep the main thing “the main thing” – focus on changing lives and making an impact for the Kingdom.

Building solid relationships is critical at every stage of branding. Don’t expect instant results though. Trust is the basis of all relationships. Trust is never freely given – trust is earned. Demonstrate your solid commitment and be willing to stay the course.

Pam Perry is known as the “PR Guru”, “Marketing Whiz” and “Social Media Expert” by the national media such as Detroit Free Press, Publisher’s Weekly and Gospel Today magazine. She was named one of the Top 50 Black Women Business Online by BBWO.

Perry has arguably been one of the more high-powered and visible figures in public relations. Her career serves as a notable example of the potency that personally handled promotion has acquired in the mass media. Perry’s rise in the wrangling world of publicity began when she worked in public relations and advertising. Learning the business from the inside out, Perry and eventually formed her own firm, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc. To see how she help clients achieve their goals, see http://www.PamPerryMentoring.com

Article Source: https://EzineArticles.com/expert/Pam_Perry/267934

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Keep Motown Writers for 20 more years! Donate $1

Yes, we’re twenty years old and don’t look a day over a year.

We’re still growing and shaping into a organization that will help writers birth books long into another score.

But we need your help and with our large membership, we’re asking for only a dollar to help our network stay above water.

 

thanks in advance and we hope to share, help and support for years to come.

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📚Find the Answers of Living a Life of Worth inside 🎇Everyday Ethics and Equity by @GwendolynRoseF1 🎁#motownwriters #bookpromo

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Everyday Ethics and Equity
The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem

Gwendolyn Forrest

Buy Book: https://amzn.to/2GDDMDw

Website: https://gwenforrest.com

About Book:
Everyday Ethics and Equity: The Foundation for Character and Self-Esteem eloquently exposes inequities existing between the haves and the have nots.
It also advances the proposition that existence validates an individual’s worth. This is especially relevant during these turbulent times of COVID-19, economic instability, and social unrest.

Written from a cosmic perspective and humanist worldview in easy-to-understand language, this insightful book helps readers to adopt ethical equitable behavior. It also promotes a race-free, war-free world and encourages self-reflective critical thinking.

Quote
“As there’s no place underground or in the sky, To reunite with deceased ones after we die, We are obligated while we live on earth, To conscientiously live a life of worth.”

Buy Book | Author’s Website

About the Author:
Gwendolyn Rose Forrest (BA, MA) self-identifies as a black African
American global citizen who affirms humanity’s similarities while acknowledging differences.
She has worked in the public, private, or non-profit sectors in Detroit, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; San Diego, California; and Fort Worth, Texas. She is a former social worker, civil rights/human rights advocate, economic development administrator, employment/training coordinator, research director, and certified fund-raising executive for colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. A humanist, feminist, and activist, she enjoys writing, line dancing, and yoga.

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Connect online at
Twitter.com/GwendolynRoseF1
https://www.facebook.com/DreamsDeedsandDestiny

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#Motownwriters Word of the Day: Kissogram #wotd

WORD OF THE DAY
Kissogram
KISS-ə-ɡram
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Unknown
1

A novelty greeting or message delivered by a person who accompanies it with a kiss, arranged as a humorous surprise for the recipient.

Examples of Kissogram in a sentence

“I pretend to be embarrassed, but I love the kissogram my wife sends every year on my birthday.”

“The whole office stopped and cheered when the kissogram was delivered.”

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