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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.

New post on @IndiesUnlimited : Everyday Writing Resolutions for Self-Publishers

New post on Indies Unlimited

Everyday Writing Resolutions for Self-Publishers

by Martin Crosbie

writers cave cathedral-cove-1592274_960_720Over the holidays I’ve been sequestered in the writing cave. It’s been productive; in fact I finished the final installment of a trilogy I’ve been trying to put to bed for the past few years. When I finally came out of the cave, it was January 1st and you know what that means. It’s time to turn random thoughts into resolutions and call it a blog.

Be more selfish

We devote a fair amount of time to helping others. We coach, encourage, and share our findings with our colleagues but we need to put ourselves first. We need to build our own mailing lists. We need to hone our own writing skills. We have to build our own support groups. These efforts have to come first before we help anyone else. Keep paying it forward but consider being a bit more selfish in the coming year. Read more of this post

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FINISH THAT NOVEL—Tips to Help You Go the Distance — Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Today, Alex Limberg is with us again, and he is talking about one of the most important and tricky issues in writing: Endurance. It doesn’t matter how well we write, how pretty the prose or witty the dialogue. WE MUST FINISH. No half-finished brilliant manuscript ever became a runaway best-seller but a lot of finished […]

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Registration for #RustCity17 Is Open! @RustCityBookCon #MittenLit #MotownLit #MotownWriters


New post on Rust City Book Con

Registration for #RustCity17 Is Open!

by Jackie

Registration for Rust City Book Con 2017 is now open! Join these authors and more for panel discussions, parties, flash fiction, a charity book signing, and more! Early bird registration is $75 is open until 11:59pm EST on 3/31/2017; beginning April 1st, general registration will be $85. Click Here To Register!

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Watch “How Do You Know When You’re Done Revising?” on YouTube

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Celebrating Our 5th Year of Service! From Rosey at @RdwCreations LLC #Detroit #MotownWriters

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RDW Creations LLC was founded by Rosey Denise White in February 2012. It originally began as a publishing company; home to our first printed publication, Diamond in the Rough!  During those initial stages, our only passion was to develop written content that would help to inspire others.  Five years later, RDW Creations has expanded into a creative literacy business that not only publishes books, but also provides creative literacy initiatives aimed to address the illiteracy needs of the poor.


Throughout our personal journey and experiences, we’ve learned first hand how illiteracy continues to plague many in our community. There are so many indigent people who are unable to read! Many cannot complete essential paperwork or even know how to communicate on a basic and efficient level.  Because of this, RDW Creations mission is to help fill in these gaps- by assisting those who are often overlooked or disengaged. Our main focus is creating a fun learning environment that will attract at-risk youth or adults, and help them improve upon their literacy skills. The key difference between our creative literacy services and most traditional literacy programs, is our ability to fuse creativity with entertainment; helping to elevate the traditional learning process.


As we celebrate our 5th year of service, we continue to reflect not only on our growth in the community, but also on the importance of providing alternative learning services to those in need. Man cannot live by bread alone… RDW Creations is committed to strengthening literacy skills throughout Greater Detroit!



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Does your organization have a need for creative literacy services? We have experience in working with various community partners in developing creative literacy and computer workshops that assist the poor. We also offer freelance writing services for small business owners and entrepreneurs.



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Check out upcoming events for readers and writers in our Michigan Literary Network @Meetup #MichLit #MotownWriters #MotownLit

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Check out upcoming events for readers and writers in our Michigan Literary Network @Meetup

Join our group there to be reminded of events and our discussion board as well.

We’ll love to have you!

If you have a writing group or big literary event, please contact us to be added to our calendar!

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MWN Blog Archive The NEW AWAOA Metro #Detroit Chapter will host its first meeting! #MichLit #MotownLit via @TenitaJeditor


The NEW AWAOA Metro Detroit Chapter will host its first meeting!
Behind Closed Doors
734 Harcourt
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
If you are an aspiring writer and looking for a writer’s group this meeting is for you!

Tenita Bestseller Johnson
Editorial Guru & Author, So It Is Written LLC
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How Authors Should Strategize Their Blogs and Podcasts #motownwriters

If you’re a self-published author, in addition to writing and producing your books, you must take on the responsibility of marketing them. The most successful author-marketers foster strong relationships with their audiences. Blogging, whether through written weblogs or verbal audio blogs (podcasts) is one of the best ways to build and maintain a fan base of interested readers. The problem, however, is that there are thousands of blogs and podcasts…
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NYT Award Winning Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby Metro #Detroit Booksigning Feb4th #motownwriters #michlit

Note from Kimberly:

​Hey DETROIT, MI (Allen Park) and surrounding areas!! I look forward to seeing you for the release of my new novella, COPYCAT, Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM @ BARNES & NOBLE, Fairlane Green, 3120 Fairlane Drive, Allen Park, MI!

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Author #TuesdayTips: Care about your website visitors & readers @sylviahubbard1

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Care about your website visitors & readers.

It’s the best way to learn what they need. And caring is not only a marketing strategy. But also a life strategy.

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#CreativeMich Vol. 2 N. 67 (01/17/2017) Flint teen goes for music gold; Chevy debts Lego Batmobile at auto show

#CreativeMich Vol. 2 N. 67 (01/17/2017) Flint teen goes for music gold; Chevy debts Lego Batmobile at auto show

Creative Industry News
Gov. Snyder set to deliver State of the State speech as economy improves – WZZM 13 – 01/16/2017
Tegan Marie goes for teen music gold as Gen Z makes its stand – Detroit Free Press – 01/15/2017
Motown veteran pours some “Hot Coffey” on new release – The Oakland Press – 01/15/2017
Launch of PBS Kids streaming channel reshapes multicast lineups – Current – 01/15/2017
Chevy debuts life-size Lego Batmobile at auto show – The Detroit News – 01/14/2017
Bat Signal Shines On GM RenCen, Lights Up Detroit Sky [PHOTOS] – CBS Detroit – 01/14/2017
Michigan family from the Thumb stars in TLC’s ‘Meet the Putmans’ – Detroit Free Press – 01/14/2017
This guy is working to save Detroit’s music heritage before it’s lost – Michigan Radio – 01/13/2017
‘Jay & Silent Bob Get Old’ Freep Film Fest pre-party: On sale now – Detroit Free Press – 01/13/2017
Grand Rapids Film Festival produces 36-Hour Challenge – Grand Rapids Business Journal – 01/13/2017
Grand Rapids Pops Announces ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in Concert – Broadway World – 01/13/2017
Jammie Awards to honor best of GR, West Michigan Musicians – Holland Sentinel – 01/13/2017
West Michigan’s biggest night for music to award best songs, albums – Traverse City Record Eagle – 01/12/2017
Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian of ‘Star Wars,’ to attend 2017 Grand Rapids Comic-Con – MLive – 01/12/2017
Children’s Hospital foundation teams with Detroit Public Television on 24/7 kids channel – Crain’s Detroit – 01/12/2017
Column: Build on tech momentum – The Detroit News – 01/12/2017
U-D Jesuit High grad is executive producer of Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ – Detroit Free Press – 01/12/2017
Michigan culinary institute grad: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ experience ‘pretty insane’ – MLive – 01/12/2017
Restoration expert rehabs pipe organs for new generation – JG – 01/12/2017
Detroit Design Will Be Featured in French Design Biennale in ‘Future of Work’ Exhibition – Broadway World – 01/11/2017
Michigan Theater to host Japanese film noir festival – Toledo Blade – 01/11/2017
For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes – New York Times – 01/11/2017
Detroit’s Big Sean to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for first time – MLive – 01/10/2017
U-M faculty members follow passions to multiple Grammy nominations – MLive – 01/09/2017
WKAR, DPTV launch 24/7 children’s programming channel – The State News – 01/08/2017
Women and Gender Studies Film Festival returns January 21 – Oakland University – 01/05/2017
5 Issues That Grammy Voters Need To Know (And What to Do About Them) – Billboards – 01/04/2017
Stir It Up with Zoe Bruyn – Women’s Lifestyle Magazine – 12/29/2016
Ferris State digital animation and game design program not ‘playing’ around – Grand Rapids Business Journal – 12/16/2016
Gov. Rick Snyder reappoints Jenell Leonard as the Director of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office – State of Michigan – 12/15/2016
Upcoming Events
Jan 8 – 22 North American International Auto Show – Cobo Center, Detroit
Jan 25
Transforming Fashion Lecture: Ken Krayer – Grand Rapids Art Museum
Jan 13 – 15 Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival– Rogers City
Jan 21 – 23 MFDMO @ Sundance Film Festival – Park City, UT
Jan 25 – 29 Thunder Bay Film Festival – Alpena
Jan 27 – Feb 3 36 Hour ChallengeGrand Rapids Film Festival
Jan 28 – 29 24 Hour Teen Competition – Ann Arbor
Jan 30Let’s talk GR Music – Grand Rapids
Feb 3 – 5 Made-in-Michigan Film Festival – Frankenmuth
Feb 10 WYCE Jammie Awards @ The IntersectionGrand Rapids
Feb 25 Detroit Movie Magic Tour – Detroit History Tours
March 4 14th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival– Kalamazoo
March 12 Women’s Film Festival– Oakland University
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January 20 Kalamazoo Teen Film Festival
March 27 The Eclipse Awards
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MWN Blog Archive Auburn Hills Writers’ January 2017 Session #MichLit

Happy New Year Writers!

Our group meets Thursday, January 19th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

We will critique your work:

  • the writing you share for critique should be no more than two pages, double spaced (bring seven sets)
  • writers read their work aloud
  • all copies are returned after discussion

Member Blogs:

When on Facebook, check out our page:

See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin (Auburn Hills Writers Group), 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.

Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!!

Auburn Hills Public Library3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, MI (map)

  • Mychelle Martin
  • Fred Green
  • Natalie Ani Morgan-Nicolian
  • Charise
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  • Jay Kinney

Writing exercises, discussion, networking and critique every 3rd Thursday at 6:30 at the Auburn Hills Library. Learn more

Hosted by: Mychelle Martin (Auburn Hills Writers Group)

This Meetup repeats on the 3rd Thursday of every month

Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!! 3 going Thu Feb 16 6:30 PM
Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!! 1 going Thu Mar 16 6:30 PM
Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!! 1 going Thu Apr 20 6:30 PM


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MWN Blog Archive O/T: #ReaderEvent Ozark Indie Bookfest #Missouri Oct 19-22 via @writejomichaels


Ozarks Indie Book Fest started out as a dream. A dream of bringing the world of indie authors, bloggers and readers together in the heart of the Ozarks, right here in Springfield, Missouri.
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New post on 3 Chicks and Some Books #3ChicksBooks

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Writers’ manifesto for 2017 – take your imagination seriously

by @SylviaHubbard1

Reblogged from Nail Your Novel:

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A lucky turn of the radio dial this week and I got a real treat: the Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine interviewing Brian Eno. The whole piece is worth listening to, but this exchange particularly caught me.

Vine was trying to pin down what made some of Eno’s collaborators so special – David Bowie, David Byrne, Bryan Ferry. He said this: they all had ‘a different quality of imagination’.

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How To Write Diverse Characters and Why You Should Include Them

by @SylviaHubbard1

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We’re all human, big or small, white or black. We all occupy this earth, we’re all in this together.

So, what would make your novel any different?

A diverse character is a character just like any other. Don’t write them differently because it’s something new. Don’t view them as special because you’ve added them into the story.

Just include them.

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#MarketingMonday w/@PamPerry: 7 Steps to Get Your Courage Back #bookpromo #ammarketing

820d9-pamperry-731603What can you do now to be a BRAVE HEART:

1. Don’t be afraid of your shadow. Trust in God and build up your faith. Be strong and take courage. Do not be dismayed even though things seem hard and tough – know that you have God with you wherever you go. Just only believe.

2. Smarten up and sharpen up. You have to put in the time to learn. You have to train, prepare and get your groove back. Learn technology. Integrate, automate and delegate tasks where you can.

3. Figure it out. Information is power. Quit saying you “don’t know” and go get your Google search on. All the information you need is at a click of button on your computer. The more you know, the more you grow and this increases your confidence.

4. Be bold. Be fearless. Be willing to take risks. You have to risk to win. No one who is living large ever did so by going the safe route. Get out of your comfort zone. Quit being “shell shock” and get some CHUTZPAH, some gall, some nerve. Some audacity!

5. Believe in yourself. Know your worth and demand your value. Keep dreaming big dreams, doing your vision board and saying your affirmations. Who cares what others think or what they don’t do for you? Be true to yourself. Stay on your path and stay excited about your goals – no matter what.

6. Keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. If you have to stop to rest, rest in the Lord. He will give you strength. Don’t panic – know God has a plan. Keep doing your part – and know God always come through. He is our “Superman.”

7. Have a coach or mentor that pushes you. Have a network that celebrates you. Know what type of people to stay away from and know who you need to show more gratitude towards. Who you hang are around is who you will become. Don’t “friend” everybody and follow only those who “get it” and are going places, believing God for big things.

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