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.

#MotownWriters Book Spotlight #RestoringTheCharacter @RJDockeryCEO MichLit

This book is for the men out there that want to live up to the standard that we were created with from the beginning of time. For some it may be restoration time for others it is a matter of putting into practice the traits that you already know is laying dormant.

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#RestoringTheCharacter @RJDockeryCEO serves as a guide for women when setting the standard of what you want in a man #MichLit

Available for all your digital devices on September 1, 2015!

Get it for your Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad, MacBooks, Samsung Tablets and more!

This book is for the men out there that want to live up to the standard that we were created with from the beginning of time. For some it may be restoration time for others it is a matter of putting into practice the traits that you already know is laying dormant.

Restoring the Character of a Gentleman also serves as a guideline for women to use when setting the standard and expectations of what you want out of a man that you may consider dating or marrying.

Finally this is a publication for the parents who are raising a young man, that desire to instill some great values and qualities in him, for him to remember once he is an young adult.

* Men in the last 10 years or so have gotten away from respect and honor.

* Gentleman qualities need to be restored for this generation and beyond.

* It is my desire that each reader takes away at least one life nugget to live by.

Twitter handle: RJDockeryCEO 

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Listen to the #Michlit Radio Show w/host @andi2747 Upcoming & Past Shows #motownwriters


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REBLOG frm on Detroit: Little Library Capital of the WORLD! @313libraries

New post on Detroit: Little Library Capital of the WORLD!

On the Road! … with Little Library Originals

by Kim

We’re taking the exhibition of Little Library Originals — blank little free libraries transformed by artists — on the road!

Our first stop: the legendary Funky Ferndale Art Festival!


We’re taking the exhibition of Little Library Originals — blank little free libraries transformed by artists — on the road!

Our first stop: the legendary Funky Ferndale Art Festival!

Come see 14 little libraries that have been made into works of art. We’ll be giving away books, Little Free Library swag and more.

We’ll also be inviting fair-go-ers to help paint blank Little Free Libraries that will be planted in the community.

Can you volunteer to help? Sign up here:

Even if you can’t volunteer, swing by and say hello.

Find us on 9 Mile, west of Woodward.

Friday 3-8
Saturday 10-8
Sunday 11-6

See you there!

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Auburn Hill Writing Meeting Tonight

Hello Writers!

Our group meets tomorrow, September 17th, 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 interesting topics.
Remember to bring six sets (two pages double spaced) of the work you want critiqued.

Awesome blogging by members:

Registration for the October 17 Rochester Writers’ Conference is going on now. The Story Within is this year’s theme. Presentations at the Oakland University conference include lectures, workshops, and panel discussions for fiction and non-fiction writers. Speakers include: Bonnie Jo Campbell, Lev Raphael, Alice Speilburg, Mardi Link, Linda Anger, Hillary Rettig, Dorene O’Brian, Zilka Joseph, Carrie Pearson, Dani Schnakenberg, Cindy Kitchel and More! Presentations include: Keynote Address, Bad Sex Writing, Small Group Agent Reviews, Speaking Skills for Writers, Joyful Productivity Writing, Flash Fiction, Our Story through Memoir, Children’s Book Publishing, and More. $125.00.

If you are on Facebook join our online writers’ group at:

See you Thursday. Bring a writing friend!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
Auburn Hills Writers

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Macomb County, Twisted Storytellers Partner to Bring Stories That Tackle Race Friday, September 18 #michlit



September 8, 2015

Macomb County, Twisted Storytellers Partner to Bring Stories That Tackle Race

Friday, September 18

DETROIT, MI ––One Macomb and Welcoming Michigan will partner with The Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ to tackle race and cultural diversity through the art and craft of storytelling. TSSOTS is a winner of the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, which funds projects that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts.

“It is important that Macomb County acknowledges its diverse population by participating in initiatives such as Welcoming America,” said Executive Hackel. “We want all of our residents to know that we appreciate their making Macomb County their home.”

“In order for Macomb County to be competitive in the global market, we need to operate from a multinational and multicultural perspective,” said Assistant County Executive Pam Lavers. “Immigrants not only bring us those perspectives, they also create jobs, pay taxes and buy goods in Macomb County and across the whole region.”

"Rodney King said it best," said TSSOTS Executive Director Satori Shakoor. "Can we all just get along?"

The Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ next event “It’s A Trip” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015 at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202. Featuring storytellers, Amir Bagdadchi, Steve Gold, Oneita Jackson, Theo Parrish and Pastor Alvin Thomas with musical guest Krystal Thomas and Dance Guests Bobby Green and Tamara Patterson. Satori Shakoor will host the evening.

About The Secret Society Of Twisted StorytellersⓇ

The Secret Society of Twisted StorytellersⓇ is monthly storytelling event that features real people who tell true stories live onstage. It is a licensed production of The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, a Michigan 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a global mission to connect humanity, heal and transform community and to provide an uplifting, thought-provoking, soul-cleansing entertainment experience through the art and craft of storytelling.

About OneMacomb

OneMacomb works to promote multiculturalism and inclusion in Macomb County. For more information, visit OneMacomb on Facebook, Twitter or

Tickets $16-$20, for additional info, interviews and to watch video performances, please visit: or call 313-744-6037.

Interviews and Personal Appearances, Contact:

Satori Shakoor at societyforstorytelling


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Deadline for 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conf & more news from @talktravel HURRY!!

please share this information with writers and readers you know. Thanks in advance!

Deadline for Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration is NOW $99.00 – After September 15 it increases to $125.00 – Sign-up Soon!

Early Bird Registration is going on NOW 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. Presentations include Lectures, Workshops, and Panel Discussions for Fiction and Non-fiction Writers.

Presenters include: Lev Raphael, Zilka Joseph, Mardi Link, Linda Anger, Dorene O’Brien, Carrie Pearson, Hillary Rettig, Alice Speilburg, Danielle Schnakenberg, Cindy Kitchel, and More!

Presentations include: Bad Sex Writing (how not to), Our Story through Memoir, Finding Funds for Writers, Speaking Skills for Writers, Flash Fiction, Children’s Book Publishing 101, Joyful Writing Productivity, Small Group Agent Sessions, Personal Branding for Writers, I Have a Website – Now What?, Publishing Panel, and More!

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets Tuesday, September 15, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. 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. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the business of writing. It’s free and open to new, working, and published writers. Come once, once in a while, or every time.

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#MotownWriters Monthly – Crafting Memorable Characters w/ Dr. Matthews #amwritin

  • Saturday, September 12, 2015

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map)

  • STAFF LOUNGE IN BASEMENT. Check WITH security to be sure.
  • This is the Detroit Motown Writers Meetup where special guest speakers talk about their literary journey, we share our challenges and struggles and we help each other.

    Want to announce an event? Want to share your book struggles?

    Want to announce your book’s birth?

    Got a question! Come in! Join us!

    Donations are asked, but donation of your time means a lot as well.

    Please take note of our new location in the Detroit Public Library IN THE STAFF LOUNGE THIS TIME, but if confused just as security on the first floor that will tell you exactly where we will be at… Can’t wait to see you.. And you’ll have to bring your own coffee!


    Crafting Memorable Characters

    Do you want to create complex, believable characters that "feel real"? Join Dr. De’Andrea Matthews on September 12, 2015 as she discusses "Crafting Memorable Characters". This session will take a closer look at the elements that create a three-dimensional character, the action that defines those characters, and how you as a writer can get to know your characters best through the character interview.



    Dr. De’Andrea Matthews, commonly known as Dr. Dee, is an author, educator, and public speaker. Under the pen name D. C. Wiggins, she is the author of Their Darkest Hour and Almost Doesn’t Count. Dr. Dee has been an educator for 18 years, with experience at both public and private institutions. She has taught creative writing courses to middle school and high school students through various outreach programs. She hold a Doctorate in Religious Education, Masters in Theology, and Bachelor of Science in African-American Studies with a minor in Children’s Literature. Dr. Dee is committed to helping you grow spiritually and excel professionally.


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#MichLit Upcoming events from our FB page| Contact us to colaborate or add yrs

Check out literary events happening in the metro Detroit area and if you have an event page, please let me know so I can add it over here!


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TANNER’S DEVIL EBook Release Day
Thu 12 AM · 4 friends are going
Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard
Detroit, MI
First Annual Detroit Awesome Awards Ceremony
Sat 8 PM · 6 friends are going
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
Detroit, MI
Books & Authors
Sun 11 AM · Shared to Support Michigan Authors
Leon & Lulu
Clawson, MI


All Things Detroit
Sun 12 PM · 30 friends are going
Eastern Market Corporation
Detroit, MI
For the Love of Books Expo
Sun 1:30 PM · 3 friends are going
Commerce Township Community Library
Commerce, MI


Romance Slam Jam #RSJ2016
Thu 12 AM
Motown Book Club
Detroit, MI
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Article: The Power of Your Story @EntrepreneurEXG #Resilience #michlit #motownbookclub


Honestly, I was afraid to tell my story of dealing with workplace bullying.  Fearful of being ridiculed I remained silent for years. As I sought to transition into a career as an author, I tried to write about my transformation without sharing the full extent of my experience.

My editor helped me to see the importance of being transparent by allowing my readers to learn about my story. I found my voice to speak my truth, which not only strengthened me, but encouraged others.

Writing about my ordeal proved to be therapeutic. I soon realized the serverity of being a target of workplace bullying. Known as the silent epidemic, workplace bullying is defined by the Workplace Bullying Institute as, “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators.” It is abusive behavior that is intimidating, threatening or humiliating. Other actions include verbal abuse, work sabotage and work interference.

I withstood what 65 million other American workers have either witnessed or endured according to the 2014 Workplace Survey conducted by the Workplace Bullying Institute. Based on the survey, fifty-six percent (56%) of workplace bullying perpetrators are bosses, while thirty-three (33%) are co-workers.

Although, only thirty-one (31%) percent of perpetrators are women, sixty-eight (68%) percent of their targets are other women. I realized that speaking out about my experience was one way to impact this trend of bullying in the workplace by women.

I was bullied by supervisors and co-workers throughout my professional career. Work sabotage such as misplaced reports and intimation were a part of the work environment. Co-workers who alienated me because I did not share the same point of view on projects began to take its toll.

However, when I noticed a change in my naturally upbeat disposition, I knew something had to change.  Instead of focusing on the perpetrators, I conducted a personal assessment to identify my strengths and weaknesses.

In addition, I learned to release negative energy by confessing my true feelings to God in prayer.  Forgiveness was my ticket to freedom from the negative energy that entwined me. Once I began to see the transformation, others within my office also took notice.  I positioned myself to become a change agent as opposed to simply a target.

Sharing my process to combat the detrimental impacts of bullying became a priority. Once the opportunity of writing for the Resilience book presented itself, I knew God provided the right platform for me to publish my story.  The 11 other women contributors have beat the odds to overcome insurmountable obstacles in their lives. We all provide practical strategies to deal with negativity and design plans of actions for personal growth. My transform had to be shared with others living in the fear of losing their jobs because of co-workers and supervisors who are perpetrators.

Learning from our life experiences is a major part of personal growth. However, sharing those experiences with others is a powerful way to impart wisdom to the future leaders following in our footsteps.


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About the Authors:

YE8ZOEi5_400x400Angeline Lawrence
Twitter: @EntrepreneurEXG
Life Strategist, consultant, author & speaker who helps people do the impossible. Resourceful, insightful and all about getting things done.

Metro Detroit, Michigan


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Book Spotlight: Resilience: Living Life by Design @entrepreneurexg #michlit @fiverr



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No matter where you are today, you have untapped potential that will take you everywhere you want to go. From the experiences of 12 remarkable women Angela M. Brown, Angeline Lawrence, Denise Hanney, Diane Blake, Fayola Delica, Glenda O. Cook, Gwen Webber-McLeod, Kim Cheatham, Mabel Jones-Hansford, Mellisa Lassiter, Teresita Glasgow and Valeria Robinson-Baker this compilation speaks to talented women leaders and entrepreneurs with the purpose of helping to turn their restlessness into a strategy and showing them how to maintain their spiritual and emotional center during setbacks.

This collaboration is purposed to give voice to suffered anxieties so other women leaders may design well-thought-out actions, rise above negative perspectives, thrive under pressure and maximize career and personal performances.

This book is full of powerful tips, strategies with a proactive resilience exercise in the back and a link to a confidential survey to further measure your character strengths. Regardless of your social status, financial position or relational connections, your true ally is resilience.

After reading Resilience, you will know how to:

Recognize and remove the enemies of resilience the unhelpful thoughts, actions and reactions,or the outside obstacles that automatically show up to influence you.

Override destructive behavior by turning reactions into resilience learning to live with intention by letting go of what you cannot control and living in harmony with what you can.

Build resilience through the power of living life by design so you can realize a sense of purpose and reach higher levels of identity and self-actualization, letting go of victim-consciousness and accepting personal responsibility.

Pursue resilience by developing the attributes of self-awareness, patience, perseverance, inner power and becoming action-oriented to successfully advance after adversity.

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About One of the Authors:

YE8ZOEi5_400x400Angeline Lawrence
Twitter: @EntrepreneurEXG
Life Strategist, consultant, author & speaker who helps people do the impossible. Resourceful, insightful and all about getting things done.

Metro Detroit, Michigan

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#MichLit Blog Tour w/Author, Angeline Lawrence @entrepreneurexg starting 9/8. Join us! Share/RT

Please join us as we take newly published co-author, Angeline Lawrence across our SocialVerse as we introduce her, her book and her message. Check in, like her articles and share her message with others.


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blogtourButton#MichLit Blog Tour Schedule | Michigan Literary Network Book
Spotlight 9/8 ARTICLE: When Bullying Hits
Home 9/10 Article: 5 steps to
Overcome Workplace Bullying 9/11

MotownWriters Archive Blog – Book Spotlight 9/12 Article 9/9 Article: The Power
of Your Story

Added Bonus

MotownWriters Archive Blog – Author Feature 9/15

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About this author:

YE8ZOEi5_400x400Angeline Lawrence

Life Strategist, consultant, author & speaker who helps people do the impossible. Resourceful, insightful and all about getting things done.

Metro Detroit, Michigan


Michigan Authors, Would you like a book tour or us to share your message in our SocialVerse. Go to for more information.

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Upcoming #MichLit Book #BlogTour for Author, Angeline Lawrence @EntrepreneurEXG


Winners never give up. Keep striving for excellence. You will win. #Resilience 9.14.2015.

About One of the Authors:

YE8ZOEi5_400x400Angeline Lawrence

Twitter: @EntrepreneurEXG

Life Strategist, consultant, author & speaker who helps people do

the impossible. Resourceful, insightful and all about getting things done.

If you would like to sign up for a blog tour or would like promotions from Motown Writers check out our deals at Deals as low as $5.

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#MotownWriters: Author Sign up for Motown Literary Women’s Luncheon 2016… Limited Book Vendor Spots #MichLit



Motown Literary Women Event 2016

March 19, 2016 11amLocation: THE JULIAN C. MADISON BUILDING, 1420 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 (tentative)

Half Table: $35 (covers food cost)

$20 Deposit Required to hold table by Dec 31st 2015


*Please fill out form completely. Please be at least a Metro Detroit FEMALE Author.

Other events for other authors will come but March is Women’s Month. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Writing News & Cover Reveal


Check out #MichLit Author & Web Designer, @DoraBadger New work that’s FREE on #Smashwords

Originally posted on Menace & Whimsy:

The covers are in for both my Charley Cat teaser and the first full novella. Artist Trevin Wyant did a wonderful job bringing my rather confused notes to life. 

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