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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.

Event Reminder: July 30th – The Artistry of Finance: Financial Workshop for Artist #michlit

The Artistry of Finance
Financial Workshop for Artist
LEARN HOW TO:                 WHERE: TBD
                                    WHEN: July 30, 2015
Properly budget
                                    TIME: 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising techniques
Save for retirement
Create Wealth
Why Life Insurance?
Hosted by Author, Poet, Playwright and Financial Consultant, Crystal R Brock
** In order to choose an appropriate venue call 313-505-4073 to RSVP **

 

 

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Book to Movie Adaptations 2015

@SylviaHubbard1:

#michlit #motownlit

Originally posted on Southfield Library Reads:

We’ve entered movie season. Now through the rest of the year, some of the best movies of the year will finally be released.   Unsurprisingly, there are a few stories making the transition from book to silver screen. Here are a few that that we’re excited to see:

Paper Towns by John Green—Quentin Jacobsen has been in love with his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, for years. One night, she appears at his bedroom window and convinces him to be the get-away drive in her revenge mission. The next day, Margo disappears. Quentin believes Margo left a trail of clues and is determined to find her.

The Martian by Andy Weir—Astronaut Mark Watney is the first man to walk on Mars. Six days later, he and his crew are collecting samples when a massive dust storm blows through. The crew flees the storm in the nick of time; but, Watney is trapped behind…

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How would you Feel about #MotownWriters having private membership for readers & authors? POLL

As 2016 approaches and Motown Writers Network is looking for better sustainability we see power is in our outreach and how we can leverage that while not going broke trying to get the word out about the Michigan Literary Network.

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So we are thinking of developing an exclusive membership service for authors and readers.

For readers, we’ll have quarterly book giveaways, exclusive content from work in progresses from authors, exclusive events (online & offline) and more… (you can offer suggestions in the comments).

For authors, we’ll provide blog tours on our 7 blog network, set up book giveaway, reader chats and lots of promotional for a week on our network. There will also be discounts on various workshops and events (offline and online), plus free service offers from literary services that advertise with The Michigan Literary Network.

If you are interested in this, please like this post below or submit comments. I’d like you to respond and let me know how much should I charge for readers and authors and any other services The Michigan Literary Network could provide.

Thank you in advance. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Your author and founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard

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ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI! #michlit #motownlit

ConClave’s mission is to celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its forms. Art, music, theatrical performance, film, animation, television, fantasy role-play, renaissance reenactments, gaming and for-real. From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder.

For more information:

ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

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Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye

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July 30th – The Artistry of Finance: Financial Workshop for Artist

The Artistry of Finance

Financial Workshop for Artist

LEARN HOW TO: WHERE: TBD

WHEN: July 30, 2015

Properly budget

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Fundraising techniques

Save for retirement

Create Wealth

Why Life Insurance?

Hosted by Author, Poet, Playwright and Financial Consultant, Crystal R Brock

** In order to choose an appropriate venue call 313-505-4073 to RSVP **

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How to successfully promote your new book

How to successfully promote your new book.

via How to successfully promote your new book.

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Writers’ Group, Writing Contest, Conference Registration Opens via @talktravel #michlit @meetup #motownwriters

Writers’ Group, Writing Contest, Conference Registration Opens

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets this Tuesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the Business of Writing. Free and open to New, Working, and Published Writers, Photographers, and Illustrators. Our meeting location could be anywhere in the store – look for us in the events area, the back end of the used book department, or anywhere in between. One of our members, Walerian Domanski, has been awarded a Kresge Art Fellowship for his short stories – he will take a few moments to discuss the application process – he was one of 18 people to receive a $25,000 fellowship in Literary or Visual arts.

The Rochester Writers’ Summer writing contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Big Fun – Cash Prizes.

Early Bird Registration is NOW open for the 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference. The Story Within is the theme this year. Michigan author, Bonnie Jo Campbell, will keynote the October 17 Rochester Writers’ Conference. Current Springfed Arts’ members will enjoy a discount this year. If you’re a member in good standing with SpringFed Arts, look for the Special Registration Page on the conference website.

Do you use Meetup? Rochester Writers now has a Profile Page on Meetup.

www.RochesterWriters.com

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Want a discount on your printing and promo items at @Vistaprint, while helping #MotownWriters?

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If you want to help the Michigan Literary Network/Motown Writers Network, Use the link to get $10 off the finest business cards, stationery, and more Vistaprint​

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Today July11th,10am #MotownWriters @DetroitLibrary w/@KeithDYoung: #Storytelling #amwriting #PathoftheHero #michlit

Join ‪#‎MotownWriters‬ at Detroit Public Library where we join Keith Young on understanding great storytelling. Check in at the security desk for location of meeting and see you there! http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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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.

Discussion:
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:
Charise www.goldenlifeliving.com
Mary http://greekfusioncuisine.blogspot.com/
Sylvia http://sylviahubbard.com
http://MotownWriters.com
http://MichiganLiteraryNetwork.com
http://Hubbooks.biz
http://MichiganMurderandMayhem.com

If you are on Facebook join our online writers’ group at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

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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@SylviaHubbard1:

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

Originally posted on Linda Bradley:

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

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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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Review

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“This book is a great resource for the writer who wants to self-publish but needs step by step guidance on how to accomplish that goal. Highly recommended.” -Sandy Bose

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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:
http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/222551105/

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

@SylviaHubbard1:

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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