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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.

Have you tried Story Origin? Promotion tool to increase readership, create collaborations with other authors & content creation goals

Company Description: A marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

https://storyoriginapp.com/

Looking for new readers? Trying to create reader magnets? Collaborate with authors, stay on your campaign creation goals?

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Grab the Motown Writers Author Content Calendar for the upcoming month and get signed up for a new one every month!

Through out the year one of the complaints by members is they never know what to post.

I decided to help out by giving you a calendar to push out content every day.

It’s for beginners and intermediates to build consistency and content.

Each month you’ll get something new so make sure you sign up for our blog | CLICK HERE

If you’re already subscribe CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR.

Thanks again for your support to our literary network and tag #MWN when you use this on your social media.

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit | bring your literary challenges and success, announcements, news and network with members

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Integrity Art Fairs – Author Tables now available!

CONTACT:

Mark Loeb Integrity Shows Office 313 486 2666 Mobile 734 216 3958 Po Box 21667 Detroit, MI 48221 mark@integrityshows.comFax 866 735 2293

We had great response to our authors tents at the art fairs and would love to host you in 2022.  We find that art lovers are book lovers so it is a natural fit. By having a group tent for authors we are able to keep fees very low, while also featuring enough authors that we can bring in people specifically looking for books.

As always we have a low rate for new authors and a very reasonable rate for experienced writers (with three or more books).

Details and application –   is.gd/authortent

Please consider joining us.  You can see last years participants at each of the art fair websites.

I’m happy to discuss the shows.

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#MotorCityBlackAgeofComics is Back!!!!! @motorcityblackage June4th Metro #Detroit

WE ARE BAACKKKK!!!!! JUNE 04, 2022 …. IF YOU WANT TO JUST COME UP AND CHILLhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-motor-city-black-age-of-comics-manga-con-tickets-198720898557?fbclid=IwAR0etyHFGZDj1PkLtg2X5dcPo7KzouOLLOsiKIXj2EWvXfdu729X0eWUWeU , OR LOOKING TO SHOWCASE, VEND, MARKET YOUR WORK? CHECK OUT https://form.jotform.com/92479010585158
Best Regards,
Andre Batts

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Missed our Second Saturday Meetings? Grab the MotownWriters Meetup Notes 2021 – 2022

Notes are listed if the presenters allows. Otherwise you’ll have to contact the presenter for those notes.

Grab meetup notes here: https://sylviahubbard1.gumroad.com/l/TjCOt

Most Meetup notes in PowerPoint or a pdf. The initial sheet only has a link to August and September. 

October, November and December of 2021 is in the versions you’ll have to select. Upcoming year of 2021 will be also there.

You’ll also get Canva templates to help you promote and our popular book checklist.

If you want for free just put in 0.00, but if you’d like to make a kind donation to help our network strengthen, thank you. We appreciate any and all donations given. 

Some of them demand a charge for a very low fee, but only because there were researched well, with links and to help our literary network.

Grab meetup notes here: https://sylviahubbard1.gumroad.com/l/TjCOt

For updates on literary news, updates and giveaways, please subscribe

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#writerwednesday: join #MotownWriters w/ wsg, @Evan_Gow, indie developer of @StoryOriginApp, a valuable resource for Authors to bring readers, build mailing lists and reach marketing goals| Apr9th 10am

Join #MotownWriters as we welcome special guest, Evan Gow, indie developer of StoryOrginApp.com, a valuable resource for Authors to bring readers, build mailing lists and reach marketing goals.

April 10th @ 10am for our virtual @Meetup on Facebook

http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

Subscribe to our blog for updates or links to the replay
https://motownwriters.wordpress.com/subscribe

Bio: Evan Gow is the indie developer of StoryOrigin, a marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

Company Title: StoryOrigin
Company Description: A marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

Presentation Title: 0 to 1,000+ mailing list subscribers
Presentation Description: Learn how to build your mailing list, write a welcome sequence, arrange cross-promotions, and vet potential reviewers.

Site: https://storyoriginapp.com/
FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StoryOrigin

Subscribe to our blog for updates or links to the replay

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[article] 10 Essential Blogging Tools

Copyright 2006 John Jantsch

So, you finally decided to take the blog leap. You’ve heard all about the marketing and search benefits so you stepped up to the plate and signed up for a TypePad, MovableType or WordPress blog software package and now you’re a blogger.

Okay, now what? Add the ten essential blogging tools listed below and you will also be well on your way to creating and promoting a blog that is a powerful marketing tool. I’ll explain the use of the tool and offer some suggestions, including the tools I use on my own blogs including the DuctTapeMarketing blog.

Feed reader

The best way to learn about blogs and blogging is to read, or at least scan, lots of blogs. One of the wonders of blogs is that you can have every new post from every blog you want to read delivered to your desktop or to online location via RSS, so you can easily read and scan the posts of many blogs in a very short time. Newsgator is a good online choice for feed reading and also has a version that integrates with Outlook. I use a free online service know as Bloglines. http://www.bloglines.com

Subscriber center

You need to make it easy for your blog visitors to subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed – so they can read your blog in their favorite feed reader. The best way to do this is use your blog's already built in email subscription option (see below)

Email subscription option

A lot of people will never get the whole feed thing, but everyone gets email. Create an option for people to subscribe by giving you their email address – they will simply receive your blog posts like an email message. 

Blog and RSS directories

There are hundreds of blog and RSS directories and getting listed in many can be a good thing. I use a piece of software called RSS Submit, but you can also visit Robin Goode’s frequently updated list and submit your blog and feed by hand.

Hint: subscribe to the RSS feed he offers and you will be notified when new directories are added.

Ping service

Pinging is a term used for letting the various blog and RSS directories know when you have posted new content.

Bookmark manager

As you surf around the web or hop from blog to blog you may find sites that you want to point out to your readers. Online bookmark managers allow you to bookmark and categorize web and blog pages as you collect them and are a great tool for managing all of the stuff you find on the web. I use del.icio.us but BlinkList does a fine job as well. http://del.icio.us

Blog stats

I like to track a few key stats in real time because it shows what other blogs might be linking to you or posting about your blog. A lot of people just like to track this kind of thing for fun and frequently visit sites like Technorati. I like to track it for networking opportunities. 

Desktop posting

With most blog software you must go online and post using a set of tools provided by the blog software. Many bloggers like to use a desktop application to create and submit their posts as it gives them some extra tools and allows them to more easily integrate content and files on their computer. http://w.blogger.com

I use w.blogger but also like Performancing, Qumana and ecto (apple folks) (w.blogger also doubles as a really simple HTML editor.)

Tell a friend script

My blog software (pMachine) has a feature that allows a reader to click a link and send the post to a friend. This tactic brings me lots of readers. You might try looking here for some simple scripts that do that same 
http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/script2/tellafriend.shtml 
http://www.stadtaus.com/en/php_scripts/tell_a_friend_script/

Republish your feed headlines

The ability to republish your blog posts on other web pages, sites you own or sites of strategic partners is a great way to expose folks to you blog content. One more time we turn to FeedBurner for a painless way to republish your blog post to any web page you choose with something they call BuzzBoost

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Have you tried Story Origin? Promotion tool to increase readership, create collaborations with other authors & content creation goals

Company Description: A marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

https://storyoriginapp.com/

Looking for new readers? Trying to create reader magnets? Collaborate with authors, stay on your campaign creation goals?

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Monday Motivation: Write a Poem-a-Day in April! from writers digest #motownwriters

WD Monday Motivation
April is National Poetry Month, and we’ve recently begun the 15th Annual April Poem-A-Day Challenge on the Writer’s Digest website. This challenge is free and fun, and there’s still plenty of time to catch up if you haven’t started yet. Here are the prompts so far:
Day 1: Write an F-title poem.
Day 2: Write a second chance poem.
Day 3: Write a smell poem.
Day 4: Write a catch up poem.

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It’s 2022 which can mean new beginnings! Become the author YOU want and need to be! #2022vision #bookpromo #authorassistant

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#MotownWriters w/ wsg, @Evan_Gow, indie developer of @StoryOriginApp, a valuable resource for Authors to bring readers, build mailing lists and reach marketing goals| Apr9th 10am

Join #MotownWriters as we welcome special guest, Evan Gow, indie developer of StoryOrginApp.com, a valuable resource for Authors to bring readers, build mailing lists and reach marketing goals.

April 10th @ 10am for our virtual @Meetup on Facebook

http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

Subscribe to our blog for updates or links to the replay
https://motownwriters.wordpress.com/subscribe

Bio: Evan Gow is the indie developer of StoryOrigin, a marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

Company Title: StoryOrigin
Company Description: A marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

Presentation Title: 0 to 1,000+ mailing list subscribers
Presentation Description: Learn how to build your mailing list, write a welcome sequence, arrange cross-promotions, and vet potential reviewers.

Site: https://storyoriginapp.com/
FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StoryOrigin

Subscribe to our blog for updates or links to the replay

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit | bring your literary challenges and success, announcements, news and network with members

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Grab the Motown Writers Author Content Calendar for the upcoming month and get signed up for a new one every month!

Through out the year one of the complaints by members is they never know what to post.

I decided to help out by giving you a calendar to push out content every day.

It’s for beginners and intermediates to build consistency and content.

Each month you’ll get something new so make sure you sign up for our blog | CLICK HERE

If you’re already subscribe CLICK HERE TO GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR.

Thanks again for your support to our literary network and tag #MWN when you use this on your social media.

GRAB YOUR UPCOMING MONTH CONTENT CALENDAR

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8 Willow Poets Selected for Historic Anthology

Willow Books

 “A 21st century “update” on the state of Black writing arts…”

Ishmael Reed

Eight poets from Willow Books appear in a new anthology on the history and legacy of the Black Arts Movement. Black Fire—This Time, Volume 1 features the writings of over 100 poets and writers from across the country and overseas. Building upon the traditions of Alain Locke’s The New Negro (1925) and Amiri Baraka and Larry Neal’s Black Fire: an anthology of Afro-American Writing (1968), the collection was commissioned by Dr. Kim McMillon and realized by publisher Heather Buchanan. The Willow poets selected are devorah major, E. Ethelbert Miller, brian g. gilmore, Curtis L. Crisler, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Amoja Sumler, Alan King and James E Cherry.

The collection is the brainchild of Dr. Kim McMillon, whose career focus has been the Black Arts Movement. While teaching at UC Merced she noticed the need for teaching Black…

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