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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

#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

https://www.wattpad.com/484045145-contests-laterhaters-writing-challenge

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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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ON BLACK REVOLUTIONARIES, WITH YUSEF BUNCHY SHAKUR, BY JEREMY WILLIAMS @ Nailed Magazine

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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:
https://expertassignmenthelp.com/student-essay-writing-competition/

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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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FAQ: I’m looking for a publisher… #motownwriters

Frequently, I get asked questions and I thought instead of just answering them personally, I’m going to just post them here on the Motown Writers Network blog. (Plus, it gives me time to blog about something).

So here is the question of the morning.

And here is my best answer:

Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publishing http://amzn.to/1Bre5XQ

I chose this book because most experts, agents and authors I’ve talked to or heard speak always say this is the best…

The second place that is the reliable…

Continue reading

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PODCAST: Mary Eatmon, Author of Nine Houses on #MichLIt w/ @Andi2747 #MotownLit #MotownWriters

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Click here to listen to the featured author episode: http://ow.ly/Nw4b7 

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#Detroit Theater Group plays Atlanta Festival! Oct 3-6, 2013

For Immediate Release

Contact: Toni Simmons Henson, Founder and Executive Director
Atlanta Black Theatre Festival
P.O. Box 76, Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770)827-9606
Email:  ATLBTF@yahoo.com
Web:  http://www.AtlantaBTF.org
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/AtlantaBTF

Making History:

the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Returns

Festival to Host 40 Plays in Four Days in Decatur, GA October 3-6, 2013

ATLANTA, GA, July 2013 – Whether you are fan of traditional theatre (ie., August Wilson) or urban contemporary theatre (ie., Tyler Perry), there are a variety of carefully
screened dramas, musicals, late night comedies, and solo productions hailing from 18 states and South Africa. The weekend celebration includes over 300 artists and is expected to draw more than 3,000 theatre lovers.

Toni Simmons Henson, founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and a staff of 12 volunteer are realizing their vision, once again for this huge event scheduled for four days from Oct. 3-6, 2013.

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is a weekend celebration of theatrical expression and showcases. Plays accepted into this year’s Festival, had to meet strict criteriathat included an official scoring system to determine the dramaturgical value among other “festival friendly” standards. “I am profoundly impressed with the amazing line up that all theatre lovers can experience in this year’s festival. There is sure to be more than one event to satisfy your entertainment palate!” says Henson.

The official opening performance is From Broadway to TV Now Back to Me starring Janet Hubert, best known for her role as Aunt Viv in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Headlining some of the remaining 40 plus performances are seasoned celebrities like Tony Award winning actress, Melba Moore and Emmy nominee Taurean Blacque. There are also free events including a Reader’s Theatre series, an Author’s Alley, a speaker’s series, nightly parties, and family friendly workshops. Delicious food from the festival’s own Backstage Café and a vendors’ market featuring visual arts and hand crafted items will also be available.

On Saturday, October 5 at 7pm, the critically acclaimed, award winning, NY Times Best Seller, Pearl Cleage will receive the Theatre Legend Award during the Producers’ Gala and Awards Ceremony. “We are so proud to announce that DeKalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center has signed on as the presenting sponsor of this year’s festival. The Center is where all of the events will be held,” states Henson.

All events will take place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center and theaddress is 3181Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30078. The complete schedule and ticket information can be found on the web at www.AtlantaBTF.org or by calling 650-440-PLAY.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Toni Simmons Henson, Founder and Executive Director

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

P.O. Box 76

Snellville, GA 30078

Phone: (770)827-9606

Email:  ATLBTF@yahoo.com

Web:  http://www.AtlantaBTF.org

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/AtlantaBTF

Making History:

the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Returns

Festival to Host 40 Plays in Four Days in Decatur, GA October 3-6, 2013

ATLANTA, GA, July 2013 – Whether you are fan of traditional theatre (ie., August Wilson)

or urban contemporary theatre (ie., Tyler Perry), there are a variety of carefully

screened dramas, musicals, late night comedies, and solo productions hailing from

18 states and South Africa. The weekend celebration includes over 300 artists and is

expected to draw more than 3,000 theatre lovers.

Toni Simmons Henson, founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Black Theatre

Festival and a staff of 12 volunteer are realizing their vision, once again for this huge

event scheduled for four days from Oct. 3-6, 2013.

The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival is a weekend celebration of theatrical expression

and showcases. Plays accepted into this year’s Festival, had to meet strict criteria

that included an official scoring system to determine the dramaturgical value among

other “festival friendly” standards.

“I am profoundly impressed with the amazing line up that all theatre lovers can

experience in this year’s festival. There is sure to be more than one event to satisfy

your entertainment palate!” says Henson.

The official opening performance is From Broadway to TV Now Back to Me starring

Janet Hubert, best known for her role as Aunt Viv in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Headlining some of the remaining 40 plus performances are seasoned celebrities

like Tony Award winning actress, Melba Moore and Emmy nominee Taurean

Blacque. There are also free events including a Reader’s Theatre series, an Author’s

Alley, a speaker’s series, nightly parties, and family friendly workshops. Delicious

food from the festival’s own Backstage Café and a vendors’ market featuring visual

arts and hand crafted items will also be available.

On Saturday, October 5 at 7pm, the critically acclaimed, award winning, NY Times

Best Seller, Pearl Cleage will receive the Theatre Legend Award during the

Producers’ Gala and Awards Ceremony.

“We are so proud to announce that DeKalb County’s Porter Sanford III Performing

Arts Center has signed on as the presenting sponsor of this year’s festival. The

Center is where all of the events will be held,” states Henson.

All events will take place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center and the

address is 3181Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA 30078. The complete schedule and

ticket information can be found on the web at http://www.AtlantaBTF.org or by calling 650-

440-PLAY.

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Summer Writer News, Workshops &Events frm @talktravel #michlit #author #news #michigan #detroit

Summer Writer News, Workshops and Events
 
The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on third Tuesday of the month at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The Next meeting will be Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. I will be presenting information that I learned at the recent Bloggers Exchange Conference in Toronto.
Non-writer event, but really fun, is the Paddle to the Symphony at Kensington Metropark on Friday, June 21. Paddle a canoe across Kent Lake and enjoy the music of the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. Registration require. Fee is $25 to canoe. Concert is free.
 
The Ann Arbor Book Festival presents their annual Writers’ Conference on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Registration required. Fee is $100.
 
Cindy LaFerle and the Royal Oak Public Library present a two-part workshop titled Getting Personal. Due to an emergency, the first night was cancelled. The new first night is Monday, June 24; and the second night will be Monday, July 15. Both evenings run 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration required. Free to attend. 248-246-3727
 
The Young Authors’ Conference at the end of July structures two conferences based on age group. This is for middle and high school ages. Registration required. Fee is $75. Deadlines soon!

Two Detroit Working Writers’ Workshops remain this year, Creative Non-Fiction and the Death of Dull August 3, 2013; and Writing the Stories of Your Life November 9, 2013. Registration required. Fee is $25 each. 

Details and registration for the 6th annual Rochester Writers’ Conference will begin in July. The date is set for Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Rochester Media is having a Newsletter Sign-up Drive. I write weekly for them and if you’d like to read my Travel Articles, or if you’re interested in news regarding the Rochester Area, then please subscribe. It’s free and you may unsubscribe as any time.
Click on the BOLD type to follow a direct link to the details about each event listed above.
Michael Dwyer
Freelance Content Provider
Find me on Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/talktravel
Follow me on Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/talktravel

 

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Spirit Filled Yoga Institute 2012 – The Better Me Luncheon

Spirit Filled Yoga Institute 2012 – The Better Me Luncheon.

Author, Reinvention Coach and Creator of Ignite Your Imagination Retreats for Women Entrepreneurs, Versandra Kennebrew will give the keynote at this year’s Better Me luncheon. Call 248-761-4547 for tickets.

Kennebrew’s latest book “The Art of Reinventing You: Ignite Your Imagination” was released 11-11-11 in an Essence of Motown 2011 Limited Edition. It is now available on Amazon.com for Kindle or PC. Look Inside at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KDR19M

Spirit Filled Yoga Institute

 

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