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News on a daily basis about the literary world in The Michigan Literary Community and Motown Writers Network. Submit yours to motownwriters@yahoo.com

Kalamazoo Public Library Presents: Writers Block with @CathieWeir via @KzooLibrary ‏(@youtube)

Kalamazoo Public Library Presents Writers’ Block with Cathie Weir.

2015 recipient of the Community Medal of Arts Award, Cathie Weir has written about her journey before, during and after a double lung transplant in 2008.

I’ll See You Later: When actress and comedienne Cathie Higgins Weir was diagnosed with a devastating disease, she approached her recovery with the same zeal and humor she showed on the stage.

As an accomplished actress, Weir has seen many strange things in her thirty years on stage, but ten years ago she encountered an amazing sight while waiting for a double lung transplant. Her father appeared to her in a dream.
This ghost simply told his daughter, “I’ll see you later.”
The phrase would both haunt and comfort her during the demanding times ahead. As Weir recounts in this new memoir, she had been diagnosed with emphysema at fifty-six. Her father died at fifty-nine. She was terrified she only had three years to live.
Was her father’s appearance a warning? In the hilarious, harrowing adventure ahead, Weir would learn the truth.
Weir’s memoir isn’t merely about her personal fight with emphysema but expands its scope to look at the realities of organ donation, the importance of being your own medical advocate, and the bonds that connect donors, recipients, and their entire support networks.



Kalamazoo Public Library presents Writers’ Block, a forum where independently published local writers can tell the world about their work.

At the bottom of their website is a signup form

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#MotownWriters @Meetup: Rock Your Social Media w/@SylviaHubbard1 @DetroitLibrary April14th #Detroit #Michlit #MotownLit

Saturday, April 14, 2018 10am – Noon

#MotownWriters @Meetup: Rock Your Social Media w/@SylviaHubbard1 @DetroitLibrary


(Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 40 books on suspense romance and a book on Internet Marketing for Writers. On April 14th, 2018, she will provide easy-to-use tips and tricks on marketing your books using various social media channels.

Ms. Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. An avid blogger, Ms. Hubbard has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Ravenous and she has two more books coming up in 2018. http://sylviahubbard.com

See ya  Saturday April 14th and please bring a donation to help us out.

Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements.

Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!




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upcoming Event: #AWAOA #Detroit USING BLOGS & BOOKS TO ROCK YOUR LITERARY CAREER Facilitated by @SylviaHubbard April17th



April 17th with Aspiring Writers Associations of America – Detroit Chapter as I facilitate a workshop on


Meeting Location at:

7 W. Square Lake Road at Woodward

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

The general public and attend one meeting free. If they join it’s only $10 a month.

For more information about membership to AWAOA please go to AWAOA.com


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Friends of the Southfield Public Library (@southfieldPL) to host Friends Author’s Tea March 18 via @southfieldPL #michlit #motownwriters

Friends of the Southfield Public Library to host Friends Author’s Tea March 18 http://dld.bz/gFnca

The Friends of the Southfield Public Library will host the Friends Author’s Tea on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Southfield Public Library Meeting Room, 26300 Evergreen Road.

For more information please go to http://dld.bz/gFnca

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KDP Now Supports Arabic eBooks (Beta)

It may have taken Amazon about eight years longer than it should have, but earlier this month Amazon added Arabic support to its digital publishing platform, KDP.

KDP Now Supports Arabic eBooks (Beta) Kindle (platform)

They sent out an email to authors on the 14th (I did not get it). According to the email and the relevant page on Amazon’s site, authors can sell an ebook in Arabic and earn a 70% royalty.

read more: https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/12/25/kdp-now-supports-arabic-ebooks-beta/

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#MotownWriters: How to Produce a Professional Book By via @IndiesUnlimited (Video)


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#MotownWriters: How to Get Your Book in Libraries By via #LibraryJournal

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The deadline for the AT&T #LaterHaters challenge has been extended to November 20th via @Wattpad

Wattpad has teamed up with AT&T to say #LaterHaters

Whether you’ve experienced online cruelty or even at times been a bully yourself, it’s time to come together to make a change.

Your challenge is to create a 500-word short story or message of positivity that you would say to someone else or want to hear said to you.

For more details, please click the link below


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#Motownwriters: Free at the time of post | @Amazon #Kindle #FATOP

It’s 11/8/17 and these books are available free at the time of post. If you know more, please add to the comment. Thanks



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#MotownWriters: How to Participate in #NanoWriMo

It’s not too late to join in the fun of NanoWriMo…


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#MotownWriters: ExpertAssignmentHelp 2017 Student Essay Writing Contest via @ExpAssignment | Please share/RT

David Thomson, chief student academician at ExpertAssignmentHelp, which is an online tutoring company helping students around the globe submitted information about a Student Essay Writing Contest.

ExpertAssignmentHelp has launched an Essay Writing Competition (See details below) which is
free for all to participate.

Here are the details:

Name: Essay Writing Competition 2017
Task: Write essay in fluent Engish and with depth on the topic
Last date: 31 December 2017
Prize money: $850
Eligibility: Open for all (FREE)
Participation Fees: Zero
Registration and detailed information:

Kontactr.com message from: David Thomson
Email: david.t@expertassignmenthelp.com

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#MotownWriters: 199+ Plot, Name, Story, and Other Generators

As any author can tell you, coming up with names and ideas for a story is sometimes more difficult than writing said story. The process of inventing names is a critical first step akin to looking at a blank sheet of paper and trying to find that first word.

I’ve developed on my own method for coming up with names (it’s a variation of the porn star name game) and I have shared a handful of tricks for naming websites.

But those methods won’t work for everyone, and they won’t help you with problems like thinking up the plot for your next novel.

Fortunately, I can help.

One of my ongoing projects are turnkey websites for small publishers (here’s one). I’ve gotten pretty good at thinking up names for the companies, but I still struggle to write original and good quality content for things like the about page, book listings, staff names and descriptions, and so on.

I have not invented as many names and descriptions as your average George RR Martin novel, but I have had to come up with enough names that I went out and found ways to automate the process.

Here are a few of the plot, name, summary, and other text generators websites that I have found useful.

read more” https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/10/22/199-plot-name-story-generators/

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#MotownWriters: Do Daily Deal Services Work? One Author’s Experience with 19 Promo Sites @LH_writes

Please welcome Laura Heffernan, the author of America’s Next Reality Star and Sweet Reality, to WU today! A little about her:

Laura is living proof that watching too much TV can pay off. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys travel, baking, board games, and seeking new experiences. She lives in the Northeast with her amazing husband and two furry little beasts.

When Laura first pitched writing a piece on her experience with a large number of promo sites, we thought it could make for a fresh and interesting case study–and it does. Sales are a funny thing, and linked to variables that are often unknowable to us. Laura’s personal analysis of her sales numbers and their correlation with a roundup of ad runs provides food for thought and may introduce you to services you never knew existed.

Thank you, Laura, for taking the time to compile and share your numbers for us!

You can learn more about Laura and her novels on her website, and by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

read more: http://writerunboxed.com/2017/09/03/do-daily-deal-services-work-one-authors-experience-with-18-promo-sites/

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#MotownWriters Article: You’re Never Too Old To Pen A Book

It’s never too late to find love or do what you love.  Writers know this well.
My first cousin, Amanda, 39, just got married for the first time, to a man a few years older.  She shows that one can find love at any age.  Plenty of widows remarry in older age and plenty of people who get divorced find new loves later.  It’s wonderful to see people never give up on pursuing love.
It’s also wonderful to see writers doing what they love, well into their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  In fact, our seniors hopefully have lived long enough to be in a position to have something worthwhile to share and write about.
Just when you think you are too old to do something or to take up a new profession or start a hobby remember that age doesn’t have to block your dreams.  Why not write your first book at age 50 or 85?  Go for it!
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