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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.

Celebrate I Love To Write Day with a reader, writer or someone who isn’t to show YOUR love for the WRITTEN WORD!

read more about I Love To Write Day at http://ilovetowriteday.com/

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Just when I thought…

#michlit member blog

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Just when I thought I had moved on, was on solid ground, didn’t have anything to say, something else comes to mind. As a lot of us are, I am huge on family. My family is my world. Now that includes many people who are not blood related family. Family is the people that you love and that love you. You surround yourself with them and them with you.

November is a tough month for my family. We lost are family corner stone. My Mom. It was 2015 so for us the wound is still fresh. My Mom was my best friend, a great person and a loving giver. My Mom was also the ultimate horror fan. Oh my goodness how she loved the old black and white horror films. She devoured Stephen King, John Saul, Dean Knoontz, John Grisham and the likes. She came up with this awesome story…

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#MotownWriters @meetup on FB [virtually] Nov13th 10am Topic: #Bookbub free features & writing from concept to outline

How to BookBub
freely
&
How to write from concept to outline

link: http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

You can get notes and links if you missed this at

https://sylviahubbard1.gumroad.com/l/TjCOt

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Missed #MotownWriters 2nd Saturday with @lashaundaH? Check out the video here and download the presentation as well

If you missed our 2nd saturday, please CLICK HERE TO view the replay

And then grab the meeting notes! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEETING NOTES

LaShaunda Hoffman ROCKED!

Information about this presenter: https://lashaundahoffman.com
New Kindle Vella book – Building Your Readership
https://amzn.to/2Xg1JsK

Join The Social Butterfly Mastermind
https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/SBMM

Canva Class with LaShaunda
https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/canva123

And don’t forget to join our live group on Facebook at
http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

See you next month on the 2nd Saturday

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Sign up for the #RochesterWriters Conference Oct23rd michlit #motownwriters #writersconference

Still time to sign up for the #RochesterWriters Conference

http://www.RochesterWriters.com


I’ll be speaking about 21st Century Publishing Options and more!

REGISTER NOW http://www.RochesterWriters.com

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Missed #MotownWriters 2nd Saturday with @lashaundaH ? Check out the video here and download the presentation as well

If you missed our 2nd saturday, please CLICK HERE TO view the replay

And then grab the meeting notes! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEETING NOTES

LaShaunda Hoffman ROCKED!

Information about this presenter: https://lashaundahoffman.com
New Kindle Vella book – Building Your Readership
https://amzn.to/2Xg1JsK

Join The Social Butterfly Mastermind
https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/SBMM

Canva Class with LaShaunda
https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/canva123

And don’t forget to join our live group on Facebook at
http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

See you next month on the 2nd Saturday

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Using Canva For Book Promotion Workshops Are Back For October via @LashaundaH

These are the last workshops for the year.

New workshops in 2022.

CLICK TO REGISTER TODAY
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7127 Minnesota Ave
St Louis
Missouri 63111
United States
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Member Feature: Jean Alicia Elster, Author of How It Happens @j_a_elster #authorhighlight

A 2017 Kresge Artist Fellow in Literary Arts and a former attorney, Jean Alicia Elster (BA, University of Michigan; JD, University of Detroit School of Law) is most recently the author of the young adult novel How It Happens, published by Wayne State University Press and released in September 2021.  She is the author of the novel The Colored Car—for ages 8 and older—published by Wayne State University Press and released in September 2013.The Colored Car was selected as a 2014 Michigan Notable Children’s Fiction for The Colored Car by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. The Colored Car was chosen as an Honor Book for the 2014 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. Elster is also the author of the novel Who’s Jim Hines?—for ages 8 and older—published by Wayne State University Press and released in August 2008. Who’s Jim Hines? was selected as one of the Library of Michigan’s 2009 Michigan Notable Books. In addition, the Michigan Reading Association placed Who’s Jim Hines? on the Great Lakes Great Books Award 2009-2010 ballot for grades 4-5. Who’s Jim Hines? was also a ForeWord Magazine 2008 Book of the Year Award Finalist in the category of Juvenile Fiction. Read More

Elster is the founder and president of Write Word LLC (established as Write Word, Inc. in 1994). She and her husband live in Detroit, Michigan and are the parents of two adult children.

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About book:

How It Happens follows the story of author Jean Alicia Elster’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy May Jackson. Born in Tennessee in 1890, Dorothy May was the middle daughter of Addie Jackson, a married African-American housekeeper at one of the white boardinghouses in town, and Tom Mitchell, a commanding white attorney from a prominent family. Through three successive generations of African-American women, Elster intertwines the fictionalized adaptations of the defining periods and challenges—race relations, miscegenation, sexual assault, and class divisions—in her family’s history.

A continuation of the plots begun in Elster’s two novels Who’s Jim Hines? and The Colored Car, How It Happens continues the story for an older audience and begins with Addie’s life before the turn of the century in the South as a married Black woman with three biracial daughters navigating the relationship between her husband and Tom Mitchell. Later the story shifts to Addie’s daughter Dorothy May’s experiences both as a child and later, as a teacher who, choosing between her career and marriage to a man she barely knows, moves to Detroit. The story moves along with Dorothy May’s daughter Jean, who, with the support of her mother and the memory of her grandmother, confronts and comes to terms with her role in society and the options available to her as a college-educated Black woman in the post–World War II industrial North. While there is struggle and hardship for each of these women, they each build off one other and continue to demand space in the world in which they live.

Written for young adult readers, How It Happens carries the heart through the obstacles that still face women of color today and persists in holding open the door of communication between generations.

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Missed our 2nd Saturday with @lashaundaH? Check out the video here and download the presentation as well

If you missed our 2nd saturday, please CLICK HERE TO view the replay

And then grab the meeting notes! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEETING NOTES

LaShaunda Hoffman ROCKED!

Information about this presenter: https://lashaundahoffman.com
New Kindle Vella book – Building Your Readership
https://amzn.to/2Xg1JsK

Join The Social Butterfly Mastermind
https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/SBMM

Canva Class with LaShaunda
https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/canva123

And don’t forget to join our live group on Facebook at
http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

See you next month on the 2nd Saturday

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#MotownWriters @meetup Oct9th VIRTUALLY @ FB Grp 10am | 21st Century Book Release How Tos w/ @LashaundaH

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Author & Book Promotion Strategist, LaShaunda Hoffman

https://lashaundahoffman.com

ABOUT OUR SPECIAL GUEST:
LaShaunda C. Hoffman turned her love for books into an award winning online magazine for readers and writers of multicultural literature, Shades Of Romance – SORMAG. Her mission in life is to help promote writers by introducing them to readers.
Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, LaShaunda started her adventure in life by joining the United States Navy. She served her country for six years and returned to her hometown. She began to work for the U.S. government. At her 10 year class reunion she reconnected with the man who would become her husband. They are blessed with three children.

LaShaunda is currently working on a Christian romance and on the hunt for a literary agent. She hopes to one day introduce her books to readers.

About Motown Writers Network

Established in 2000, Motown Writers Network has been geared to help writers reach their literary goals and connect readers to Michigan Authors. Founder, Sylvia Hubbard has helped thousands of authors to their path to publication and marketing success

Subscribe for updates at http://MotownWriters.com & to find out more about the founder, go to SylviaHubbard.com

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Need literary inspiration for October months for posting

Need to get back to staying in touch in your social media, blog and newsletter?

Take these dates and make them about your book

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What’s your #MondayMorning literary Routine? #motownwriters

I call Mondays my get myself together time.

I check what I’m planning for the week on my literary calendar and see what I can do to get some things out of the way before that day is to happen and what more can I put on my calendar.

I even tell myself what I would like to accomplish in my writing world

✅✍🏽📝What about you?

✅✍🏽📝Do you have Monday morning routines when it comes to your literary planning?

I’d love to know

Let me know and visit my blog at MotownWriters.com

✅✍🏽📝Can’t think of thing?

Grab a clarity meeting

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2021 Fall Writing Contest

Springfield Writers' Guild

SWG Fall Writing Contest
“It was his look that warned me…”

Your story must contain the words “It was his look that warned me” The rest is up to your imagination.
No picture prompt. Describe it in your words. 

Rules
750 words or less *(not counting title)
Any genre 
Winners of SWG Summer Contest are ineligible
Deadline: October 31, midnight

PRIZES: 1st prize -$75 / 2nd prize – $50 / 3rd prize – $25 / HM to be awarded at the April meeting.

Send an attachment or the body of text to springfieldwritersguild@gmail.com

After contest closes CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Entries (in order of submission)

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(video) “You won’t believe the things people say to authors!” Let’s hear what rude things people say to you. #motownwriters

What’s the rudest thing you’ve been asked as an author?

I’ll go first:

You JUST self published?

And this was said by a traditional published author

What about you?

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#TuesdayTips: Make sure your website is #mobile ready! #booksellingtechniques | #21CenturyAuthorMarketing

Practical advice for authors who are looking to market their books

mobile ready website

Make sure your site is Mobile ready. 

Over 80% of consumers in the world reach online through mobile devices. Don’t make it difficult for someone with a phone, tablet or other mobile device pull up your site because you choose not to incorporate a mobile platform. Imagine all the book business you could be losing because you wanted to be flashy?

Extra tips:

  • Stay away from large images on the front page
  • Too much javascript that doesn’t incorporate well in mobile
  • Slow loading sites
  • Bad linkage. (Check you links every quarter to make sure everything is good)

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