Author Archives: @SylviaHubbard1

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.

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I have been going through my books and making notes…
Some of them I know I need to finish… I’m updating my WIP workInProgressbut if you have a list of your own, add it to the comments in case I missed one.
Some I know I’ll never publish because they are just weird or freaky.
There are now about four in that pile. Literally!
They have great characters, great story lines, but the weird and freaky and sometimes just horrible things happen that I know a publisher or a regular reader would never accept, so I just tuck those away so they won’t fly free.
But I would like to set them free somewhere. So I want to give my readers a chance to really go on the dark side, light side or the other side of my imagination and journey to a place where exclusivity can be.
I’ll be starting live stories again in 2016. I’m excited because all the books I post on there will be finished. Swear on it.
I’ll also post filler stories that some readers missed that were posted on Wattpad and so forth.
Now I will charge, but the good thing about will be…once the book is through posting, the reader can actually download the book to their #Googlebook store and read in it’s entirety (I think I spelled that right.)
The first book to be posted will be…drum roll…
twowaystobliss the next will be
And following that, the characters from Two Ways to Pleasure actually come back in whole another book called
After that, in the line up will be
The Murderer's Lover
Now this will be a whole new site and there will be more information to come on how to request entry into the site.
I’m giving out five free subscriptions to people who would like to join the promotion team. That’s a $20 dollar value in the first year and a $30 dollar value in the second year.
If you are an author and would like to co-sponsor, there are four slots for every quarter in 2016. You’ll get two author advertisement posts about your books, plus one sneak peak into your books a month to my readers. Those co-sponsors will be $30 as well because you’ll also be giving a subscription into the site to read the stories too.
More information is forthcoming as I set everything up, plus also work on all my WIP’s including
Emperor’s Addiction
King’s Paradise
Stealing Innocence 3
Betrayed (Book One)
Interested in being a team member? Are you an author interested in co-partnering?
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Don’t forget to check out #MotownWriters Books of the Month for November #MichLit | #GiftGiving

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Dec 12th Join me at #iWrite2k15: Ebook Workshop & Social Media Consulting #Detroit

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On Saturday, December 12th, Join me and other professionals to discuss self-publishing options and solutions. I’m excited to join this team of knowledgeable people to help people to their literary goal.

I’ll be doing an ebook workshop for lunch and then social media consults throughout the rest of the day.

Note: I’ll still be doing the regular 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon at the Detroit Public – Main Library so I’ll have a very busy Saturday.

See you there and I hope you register for the self publishing workshop and training at:


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#NaNoWriMo: Two thirds down, one third to go! @nanowrimotown


Dear NaNoWriMotown,

At the time of writing, we have 10 days left of NaNoWriMo. That means we are two thirds of the way through this literary adventure! For those of you on or past par, congratulations! For those of you (like me!) who are behind, 10 days is plenty of time! I say it every year, but it bears repeating: Even if you don’t make it to 50k, every word you write this month will be a word you hadn’t written on October 31st. As long as you’re writing, being creative, and enjoying yourself, then you have succeeded.

That being said, here are some upcoming ways we can help you succeed:

  • Do some novel maintenance! Make sure you back up your novel, and once you’ve hit 50k,validate! Validation is the only way the website will know that you’ve won.
  • Join us at the One Last Push Party! This is an all afternoon/evening event on the 30th geared to push you over the edge! Drop in when you can, stay as long as you’d like. Everyone is welcome, regardless of word count. More information on this thread in the forums.
  • Save the date for the Thank Goodness It’s Over (TGIO) Party! We will be celebrating our month of literary abandon on Saturday, December 5th, in the early afternoon. All are welcome, regardless of word count. More details to follow.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Remember, novels are the perfect excuse to get away for a little while when the family gets to be too much!

Yours in the furious scramble to catch up,
ML, Detroit Region

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Classes Writers can take for free via @Mashables #MotownWriters

Mashables had an indept list for all to take in all types of classes. I looked through them and choose specific classes Authors should consider taking to enhance technical, social media and marketing skills.

You can see the full list by clicking this link:

Beginner’s Guide to Image Editing in Photoshop, Digital Tutors

This series of step-by-step videos will teach you Photoshop terms and definitions and get you started with using basic tools and techniques. You’ll start off by resizing and resampling images, then move on to correcting the colors of an image and removing unwanted information. You’d be surprised by how much you can learn in 90 minutes!

Duration: 1.5 hours / 10 lessons

 Getting Started With Photoshop CC, Udemy

Udemy’s introduction course covers the basics so you can get started using Photoshop CC as soon as possible. Want to learn to use the marquee tool in detail, feather a selection, or refine edge command? You’ve come to the right place.

Duration: 2 hours / 23 lessons

How to Get Started With Adobe Illustrator CS6 — 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How to Do, Adobe TV

In this 40-minute tutorial, Adobe Creative Suite Podcast’s Terry White will show you the basics that’ll help you get started using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Duration: 40 Minutes / 1 Lesson

Online Advertising, OPEN2STUDY

Want to find out more about major digital platforms, social and mobile search, and how online ads are priced and delivered? If so, then OPEN2STUDY’s Online Advertising course is perfect for you. Be prepared to learn how to set realistic and measurable campaign objectives, identify the steps involved in digital campaign planning, and understand the process of selling an online ad program.

Duration: 16 hours / 33 lessons

Social Media 101, Social Media Quickstarter

Email marketing provider Constant Contact created this online tutorial to get you started on building your social media presence across all of the top social networks — from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

Duration: 1.5 hours / 1 Lesson

 SEO for SEO Beginners, Udemy

Heard of SEO, but never got the chance to understand what it actually is? This is the course for you. Upon completing the class, you’ll become an expert on the three pillars of powerful SEO, resulting in you knowing how to get to the top of the search results.

Duration: 1 hour / 15 lessons

Getting Started With Email Marketing, Skillshare

In this class, MailChimp’s Allyson Van Houten teaches you how to craft an email marketing strategy that will help you achieve your business goals. Whether you’re a small business owner, a freelancer, or a part of a startup team, you’ll be able to learn from the bite-sized lessons packed with core email marketing concepts, guiding questions, and practical resources.

Duration: 1.5 hours / 14 lessons

Start Writing Fiction, FutureLearn

Intended for anyone with an interest in fiction writing (with no prior experience necessary), this course teaches you how to develop your ideas and reflect on the writing and editing process. You’ll hear other writers talk about their approaches to research and consider different plot strategies.

Duration: 24 hours / 8 lessons

Copyright Made Easy, Udemy

Designed by a licensed attorney, this class gives you a comprehensive introduction to copyright law. At the end of two hours, you’ll understand the benefits that intellectual property brings and learn how to apply copyright law to your content.

Duration: 2 hours / 8 lessons

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MWN Blog Archive Michigan Readers of all genres: @RustCityBookCon August12th – 14th Troy, MI #MichLit

Rust City Book Convention

Jackie Morgan

Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM – Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Troy, MI

Rust City Book Convention

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Rust City Book Con is a super casual convention and book signing in Troy, MI, with the intent to introduce readers to new authors as well as the chance to interact with current favorites.
We’ll be focusing on all GENRE fiction, so there’s bound to be some interesting and diverse topics discussed at the daily panels. In the evenings we’ll be partying and creating some fascinating mayhem with meet & greets, parties, and other activities.
For the young at heart, and at the request of my own young reader, Rust City will also feature a KidLit track specifically designed for young/early readers. More details to come.
Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and to the public for $5/person. We’ll have a fabulous lineup of authors, ranging from indie to NYT Bestsellers, that will be sure to tempt readers of all walks of life. Come celebrate the hidden (and not so hidden) joy of all genre fiction with us – Aug 12-14, 2016!
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I know many readers tend to stick with their preferred genres, and there’s nothing wrong with that; but you never know what you’ll find, what you’ll like, until you take a leap of faith. With that in mind, let me introduce you to the #RustCity16 attending authors, with more being added every week! For the most up to date additions, please visit:

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Shelly Bell
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Laura Bickle
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Lorelie Brown
(a/w/a Katie Porter)
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Marissa Clarke
(a/w/a Mary Lindsey)
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Lauren Dane
DeLaney Particka
Seleste DeLaney
(a/w/a Julie Particka)
Saranna DeWylde
Saranna DeWylde
(a/w/a Sara Lunsford)
Colleen Gleason
Colleen Gleason
Aliza Mann
MK Schiller
Heather Novak
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Calandra Usher
Shiloh Walker
(a/w/a JC Daniels)

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MWN Blog Archive #MoneyChat: Create Your Financial Vision Board!!! @DorethiaKelly, Author | cc: @MoneyChatLIVE

#MoneyChat: Create Your Financial Vision Board!!!

Saturday, 5 December 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Southfield, MI


Event Details

You have a plan for everything else – why not have one for your MONEY?
Dorethia Kelly & Friends will guide you through creating your
financial vision board and life plan for 2016 & beyond!

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MWN Blog Archive Author event at Detroit Public LIbrary, Skillman @DetroitLibrary Branch, @KimOnTheWeb #MichLit #MotownLit

Quicken Loans Noontime Author Series: Kim Brooks

Wednesday, November 18, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Presenting award winning author, and “Christian Fiction’s rising star”

Kim Brooks. She’s written several books; He’s Saved But is He For Real?, She That

Findeth, and How to Date and Stay Saved . Book signing and light refreshments.

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Check out #MotownWriters Books of the Month for November #MichLit

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It’s great reading when an author finds their book at a library. Read this awesome Author’s Perspective by Michigan Author, Annette Rochelle Aben. #MichLit

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So, I have a great new reason to visit my local library, in fact, three great reasons!  Today, I received an email from Liz Waun, the Adult Literacy Program Coordinator at our library, informing me that all three of my self-published books will be available for check out by the patrons.  The Local Author Collection is a brand new service being provided by the library and I am honored to be one of the first authors whose books were accepted.


When the library had the book signing/author event back on October 17th of this year, we were handed a form to submit with one of our books for the expressed purpose of being included in this collection. I was allowed to submit all three of my books, each with their own form. We were told it could be 1-2 months for the decision to be made but it…

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The Price Is Right – right at $0.99


Interesting article for new writers and authors trying to figure out price points for their work.

Originally posted on

This is a question that tortured me in the days prior to release of Shizzle, Inc – how to price it? I’ve read numerous blogs on the subject and shifted through the bestseller lists – prices were all over the place. Several blogs insisted that pricing your ebook too low would devalue it in the eyes of readers. Surely, that made sense, considering how expensive are all the famous authors’ Kindle editions – often just a few dollars cheaper than paper copies.

One blog in particular stuck with me, with the author insisting that pricing his (now bestselling) novel at $3.99 was the best idea he’d ever had. It stuck with me so much, that I’d released Shizzle, Inc at $3.99. I sold about a dozen copies, enough to get me on a Top 100 list in Humor. I was so ecstatic about it that I made it free for…

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REBLOG: #NaNoWriMo Challenge via @SouthfieldPL

NaNoWriMo Challenge

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Do you ever feel like there’s a novel inside of you that’s waiting to be written? Now’s your chance! November is National Novel Writing Month and every year, writers from all over the country take part in the NaNoWriMo challenge. The goal is to write 50,000 in the 30 days of November. Whether you want to officially register for the challenge or you want to create a challenge of your own, here are some great books to inspire and break up your writer’s block.


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Authors Can Be Sitting Ducks

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Time to donate to help fellow @nanowrimotown and upcoming #NaNoWriMo Events in Metro #Detroit


To my fellow novelists,

Today is a great day to donate to National Novel Writing Month. Your gift will enable NaNoWriMo to continue its programs and inspire fellow novelists, including the young writers programs. As of today I have three generations in my family partaking in National Novel Writing Month! The youngest is seven years old and he is happily writing as a second grader. His teacher who is new to this is allowing him to write his heart out! His older brother is in seventh grader and is writing a novel also. His mother of course was encouraged by me last year to write a novel during the month of November. She succeeded. So can you!

Take some time to donate and then create. Have a great Saturday, and if you can come join us at my first Write In at the Westland Libary at 2:00pm, we will be happy to see you there. If you can’t make it today do not worry, we’ll be there next Saturday as well beginning at 2:00pm.

Enjoy your first week of writing and have a great day.



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Jeff Daniels & @purplerosetheat Go Nat’l On PBS Newshour |Tonight at 6pm – on @detroitpublictv & Across PBS vi a @RichHomberg

Jeff Daniels and the Purple Rose Theater Go National on PBS

The Hollywood Actor Who Came Home, Built a Theater in Michigan

On the PBS Newshour – Tonight at 6pm – on Detroit Public Television and Across PBS

Jeffery Brown tells the Purple Rose story tonight on the PBS Newshour at 6pm. Coming up minutes, please share.

Straight from Jeffery:

Maybe you can go home again. Early in his acting career, Jeff Daniels and his wife decided they would take a risk: leave New York and return to the small town of Chelsea, Michigan, to raise their family. His career continued and today is flourishing, but he also created something more: a professional theater company, the Purple Rose, which is just celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Tonight on the PBS NewsHour, Daniels gives chief correspondent for arts and culture @JeffreyBrown a tour of the unlikely arts mecca he calls home.

Enjoy, share, and thanks to everyone at the Purple Rose.

Rich Homberg

President and CEO

Detroit Public Television


The single, most-important asset of a local public television station is trusted, on-going, engaged, sustained, everyday relationships. How do we work together to build a better Detroit?

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