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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.

Deadline Extended for the Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, Cash and Publication Opportunity

The deadline for the 29th Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize competition has been extended to OCTOBER 15, just ONE WEEK from today! We remain open for submissions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. First-place winners in each category receive $5000, feature publication in our spring issue, and are honored at a gala reading and reception in Columbia, Missouri. Contest finalists are often published in the magazine also, or, in the case of poetry, as part of our Poem of the Week online feature. All entrants are considered for publication.

This opportunity is open to writers at all levels. We pride ourselves on focusing on the quality of the writing first and foremost—our allegiance is to finding and supporting strong work. Past winners have ranged from established writers with long records of publication to beginning writers who have never published before. In fact, for our fiction prize winner in 2018, the prizewinning story was her first published piece. This is why we are particularly excited to get the word out to Motown Writers Network. I’ve attached a flyer promoting the contest. We would love it if you would pass the word along via e-mail and social media, as well as posting the flyer somewhere your community is sure to see it.

We accept submissions online or by mail. The new postmark deadline is October 15. Winners will be announced in January of 2020.

You can find out more about the contest through our website.

This year we are offering two contest entry options. At the standard level ($25 to enter), entrants receive a year-long digital subscription to the Missouri Review ($24 value) as well as the third offering from TMR Books, Jason Brown’s collection of linked stories, A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed ($14.95 value). At the all-access level ($30 to enter), entrants receive the same year-long digital subscription and Brown’s collection, plus full access to our entire ten-year archive of value-added digital issues, complete with print and audio versions of the magazine.

Thanks very much for sharing news of this opportunity with your community. We look forward to reading your writers’ submissions!

All best,

Bailey Boyd, contest editor

The Missouri Review

357 McReynolds Hall

University of Missouri

Columbia, MO 65211

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Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference returning to Niles Oct26 | @vanburendl #motownwriters #michlit #michiganwriters

 

NILES — The Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference returns to Niles this fall with a full schedule of skills-based sessions for aspiring authors. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Niles District Library.

The free event, which is sponsored by libraries in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties, includes advice and instruction on many aspects of writing, such as researching a historic fiction novel, character development, comic book writing and more. Presenters include Barbara Belford, Marie LaPres (Erica Emelander), Barry Chessick, Carla Suson, Kirsten Jensen, Angela Sisk and Kate Collins.

Read more https://www.leaderpub.com/2019/06/21/southwest-michigan-writers-conference-returning-to-niles/

VBDL: Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference 2019

The Southwest Michigan Writers’ Conference returns to Niles this fall with a full schedule of skills-based sessions for aspiring authors. The event is Saturday, October 26, 9:00am to 5:00pm, at Niles District Library.

The free event sponsored by libraries in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties, includes advice and instruction on many aspects of writing, such as researching a historic fiction novel, character development, comic book writing, and more. Presenters include Barbara Belford, Marie LaPres (Erica Emelander), Barry Chessick, Carla Suson, Kirsten Jensen, Angela Sisk and Kate Collins.

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Niles District Library
620 E. Main Street
Niles, MI 49120 
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Word of the Day: Apoplectic #motownwriters

WORD OF THE DAY
Apoplectic
a-pə-ˈplek-tik
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Late Latin, 17th century
1

Enraged to the point of fury

2

Relating to the causes of or denoting a stroke (apoplexy)

3

Likely to cause a stroke

Examples of Apoplectic in a sentence

“Dave was apoplectic when he realized I’d been stealing his lunches for the last two years.”

“I was worried when I discovered that my new patient was prone to becoming apoplectic.”

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#MotownWriters @Meetup Oct12 ten-noon Topic: From One To Many Content Media Creation. Pre-101: Digital Creation for Authors & Writers wsg @eMuckles #billionairelifestyle

#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup w/Emmitt Muckles @DetroitLibrary-Main

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, 10:00 AM

Location details are available to members only.

5 Writers Attending

(Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.) See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out. Topic: From One To Many Content Media Creation. Pre-101: Digital Creation for Authors & Writers Emmitt Muckles is an Author, host of the billionaire lifestyle podcast, and speaker/corporate trainer for the last ten years. In …

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Topic: From One To Many Content Media Creation. Pre-101: Digital Creation for Authors & Writers

Emmitt Muckles is an Author, host of the billionaire lifestyle podcast, and speaker/corporate trainer for the last ten years. In 2018 at Podcast Movement in Philadelphia, Emmitt began sharing his 10-year knowledge of digital media creation to help ease individuals into the ever-changing content creation world.

Emmitt offers mentorship, online classes and coaching to help you learn at your own pace.

Emmitt is successful with his passions in media and podcasting while helping others to spread the message of the learning journey.

Emmitt has been a session leader at Podcastmovement 2018 and created a course to help new podcasters get over their fear of tech and podcasting.

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About the author of the books

Lit Diva of Michigan, Blogger, award-winning best selling #Detroit Author/Speaker Founder of #MotownWriters & The Michigan Literary Network. Busy Mom Expert ♥ Authorpreneur & Literary Social Media Consultant http://about.me/sylviahubbard

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  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
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  • African American Book Clubs
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Social Media – What & How to do? Which one do I do? When do I do it?

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Are you frustrated and just need quick questions to all your eBook needs without breaking your bank?

Sylvia Hubbard has been in the eBook industry since 2000 and can become your eBook whisperer. Called an author’s best friend, she has spoken in the United States and Canada on Ebook Writing Publishing and Marketing. Let her spend a little time helping you get to your eBook Literary goals! For $75 dollars you will receive ONE HOUR of coaching and answers to your questions.

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Watch “HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK: Creating a Publishing Checklist | iWriterly” on YouTube

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Watch “The Author interviews… Poets for the Planet – ‘…painting ourselves into a different life…'” on YouTube

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Watch “How To Create A STORYBOARD For Your Book | STORYBOARDING YOUR NOVEL TUTORIAL” on YouTube

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Security Alert. Your accounts were compromised. You need to change password!

Hello!

I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
I also have full access to your account.

I’ve been watching you for a few months now.
The fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence.

Why your antivirus did not detect malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks.
I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this,
transfer the amount of $500 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: “Buy Bitcoin”).

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 37Mym7ALzkTbypGR2ZDUnuxVUFDVCNk88f

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again. I give you 50 hours (more than 2 days) to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address. I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

Best regards!

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Everything a Michigan Author needs to start your writing, publishing & marketing journey but were afraid to ask, couldn’t find or didn’t know

Currently only available as a paperback

Get your copy now | Get Marketing Companion also | See more books by this author

In this book you’ll find:

  • Six Month Writing Plan
  • Checklist for Writing, Publishing & Marketing
  • Detailed Independent Publishing Checklist
  • Kindle Publishing Checklist
  • Resources & Links
  • Businesses that sell Michigan Author
  • Important Publication Registrations
  • Resources to Print the Book
  • Book & Business Resource Listings
  • Metro Detroit Library Listings
  • Michigan American Bookseller Association Independent Bookstore List
  • Links to
    • Book Review Listings
    • African American Book Clubs
    • Book Blogger Listings
    • U.S. Public Library Listings
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Hosting Local Author Events in Non-Traditional Venues #motownwriters

Reading Time: 5 minutesHosting local author events in non-traditional venues is a really strategic way to get out in front of your community and build some buzz with your local media.

This is an especially valuable strategy as the holidays approach, because anyone serving your local market is trying to come up with unique opportunities to entertain and pull in shoppers, so the value of the collaboration is much higher this time of year as well – use this to your advantage!

If you’re hungry for an event and getting discouraged by the lack of bookstore opportunities in today’s current market, a non-traditional venue may be the perfect place for your next (or first!) author event.

read more https://www.amarketingexpert.com/beyond-the-bookstore-holding-book-events-in-non-traditional-venues/

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The Women who Write Author and Vendor Expo is here 10.5.19 Grand Rapids, MI 49507 via @sisterscollabgr #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

 

HOOK A SISTA UP

A platform for women entrepreneurs presents…

Hello

So glad you decided to open up this fantastic opportunity to join us as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary of the Women who Write Author and Vendor Expo.

Book clubs, avid readers, writers, authors and creatives grab your girls and families and come out for an exciting day of books and great storytelling.

Also, If you are a young writer, comic book creator, screenwriter or just looking for resources to help guide you on your writing journey please be in the space on Oct 5th.

So come out and meet our writing vendors as they will be available to share their editing, marketing and other services with you.

Author and Vendor spaces available: Deadline September 20th.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.  Deadline:  September 27th

Email Linda at hasunetwork@gmail.com.

Attendees come early as authors will be introducing themselves and sharing about their books the first hour.

About Hook a Sista Up…

Hook a Sista Up is our membership based platform the connects, supports and promote women entrepreneurs.  We are always seeking new members.   Please visit our website and subscribe.

http://www.hasucollaborative.com

Come ready to support our authors and purchase some great books.

So see you and your friends Saturday Oct 5th at the Salvation Army Kroc Center

Linda

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3 Tips for Writing Children #motownwriters

by Lucia Tang with @Reedsy

Let’s start with a note of clarification. This is a post for writing child characters, not for literal children hoping to write their own books. Still, any precocious, under-12 authors who happen to read it are more than welcome to weigh in with their expertise!

Actually, fiction as a whole could probably benefit from a little more young blood in its authorial ranks. When well-intentioned adults try to craft young characters, the result can easily tip into uncanny valley or ring jarringly false.

Have you ever read an otherwise great book filled with questionably written children? Maybe the main character’s 6-year-old babbled with a toddler’s slapdash grammar, or a 2-year-old did nothing but make oracular pronouncements, like a chubby-cheeked foreshadowing machine. Either way, it probably took you out of the story.

Don’t put your readers in that position. The children you write shouldn’t trample over their delicate suspension of disbelief — they should make the world you’ve built feel richer and more real. Follow these 3 tips, and you’ll be able to bring realistic, compelling young characters to life.

read more https://elizabethspanncraig.com/writing-tips-2/3-tips-for-writing-children/

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Book Promotion Ideas for Finding and Pitching Book Clubs

When a lot of authors start brainstorming book promotion ideas, they find themselves thinking about professional reviews or securing interviews with big media outlets, and they think this is the way to sell more books.

That’s because most authors either don’t realize, or lose sight of the fact, that 95% of books are bought based on personal recommendations.

That’s staggering, isn’t it? It also means you’re better off focusing more on creative book promotion ideas that get books in real readers’ hands – and less on the idea of what could happen with a long-shot magazine feature.

So with real readers in mind, I think it’s time for more authors to get savvy about putting themselves out there

read more: https://www.amarketingexpert.com/book-promotion-ideas-for-finding-and-pitching-book-clubs/

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