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Dec 12th Join me at #iWrite2k15: Ebook Workshop & Social Media Consulting #Detroit

Please take a moment and share this post with other who are writing a book, writers groups, and other interested parties in your blog, social media and even offline. (There are print functions below.) Thanks in advance.



On Saturday, December 12th, Join me and other professionals to discuss self-publishing options and solutions. I’m excited to join this team of knowledgeable people to help people to their literary goal.

I’ll be doing an ebook workshop for lunch and then social media consults throughout the rest of the day.

Note: I’ll still be doing the regular 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon at the Detroit Public – Main Library so I’ll have a very busy Saturday.

See you there and I hope you register for the self publishing workshop and training at:


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Classes Writers can take for free via @Mashables #MotownWriters

Mashables had an indept list for all to take in all types of classes. I looked through them and choose specific classes Authors should consider taking to enhance technical, social media and marketing skills.

You can see the full list by clicking this link:

Beginner’s Guide to Image Editing in Photoshop, Digital Tutors

This series of step-by-step videos will teach you Photoshop terms and definitions and get you started with using basic tools and techniques. You’ll start off by resizing and resampling images, then move on to correcting the colors of an image and removing unwanted information. You’d be surprised by how much you can learn in 90 minutes!

Duration: 1.5 hours / 10 lessons

 Getting Started With Photoshop CC, Udemy

Udemy’s introduction course covers the basics so you can get started using Photoshop CC as soon as possible. Want to learn to use the marquee tool in detail, feather a selection, or refine edge command? You’ve come to the right place.

Duration: 2 hours / 23 lessons

How to Get Started With Adobe Illustrator CS6 — 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How to Do, Adobe TV

In this 40-minute tutorial, Adobe Creative Suite Podcast’s Terry White will show you the basics that’ll help you get started using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Duration: 40 Minutes / 1 Lesson

Online Advertising, OPEN2STUDY

Want to find out more about major digital platforms, social and mobile search, and how online ads are priced and delivered? If so, then OPEN2STUDY’s Online Advertising course is perfect for you. Be prepared to learn how to set realistic and measurable campaign objectives, identify the steps involved in digital campaign planning, and understand the process of selling an online ad program.

Duration: 16 hours / 33 lessons

Social Media 101, Social Media Quickstarter

Email marketing provider Constant Contact created this online tutorial to get you started on building your social media presence across all of the top social networks — from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

Duration: 1.5 hours / 1 Lesson

 SEO for SEO Beginners, Udemy

Heard of SEO, but never got the chance to understand what it actually is? This is the course for you. Upon completing the class, you’ll become an expert on the three pillars of powerful SEO, resulting in you knowing how to get to the top of the search results.

Duration: 1 hour / 15 lessons

Getting Started With Email Marketing, Skillshare

In this class, MailChimp’s Allyson Van Houten teaches you how to craft an email marketing strategy that will help you achieve your business goals. Whether you’re a small business owner, a freelancer, or a part of a startup team, you’ll be able to learn from the bite-sized lessons packed with core email marketing concepts, guiding questions, and practical resources.

Duration: 1.5 hours / 14 lessons

Start Writing Fiction, FutureLearn

Intended for anyone with an interest in fiction writing (with no prior experience necessary), this course teaches you how to develop your ideas and reflect on the writing and editing process. You’ll hear other writers talk about their approaches to research and consider different plot strategies.

Duration: 24 hours / 8 lessons

Copyright Made Easy, Udemy

Designed by a licensed attorney, this class gives you a comprehensive introduction to copyright law. At the end of two hours, you’ll understand the benefits that intellectual property brings and learn how to apply copyright law to your content.

Duration: 2 hours / 8 lessons

Like I said you can see the full list at

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Metro #Detroit Literary EVENT: 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference Oct 17th REGISTER NOW @traveltalk #michlit

Don’t let another year go by without attending a conference and if you have attended a conference this year, YOU MUST attend this one!!

Advanced Registration is $125.00

Space Permitting, at-the-door registration will be $150.00

Registration is going on NOW for the 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ ConferenceThe 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, Karrie Waarala, Linda Anger, Dorene O’Brien, Carrie Pearson, Hillary Rettig, Alice Speilburg, Danielle Schnakenberg, and Cindy Kitchel.


Presentations include: Avoid Bad Sex Writing, Our Story through Memoir, Publishing Poetry, 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?, and a Publishing Panel.

Complete Schedule is now available! 


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Want a discount on your printing and promo items at @Vistaprint, while helping #MotownWriters?


Tip: Did you know instead of reordering cards at Vistaprint​ at a higher price, you can just google the Internet for “Free Business Card Offers at Vistaprint” and a link will come up to get 500 business cards for discount? And then you log into your account at Vistaprint once you get the code and they’ll apply the discount to your order.

If you want to help the Michigan Literary Network/Motown Writers Network, Use the link to get $10 off the finest business cards, stationery, and more Vistaprint​

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[Free Kindle Book] Self-Publishing Books 101 via @ShellyHitz #amazon


Self-Publishing Books 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Publishing Your Book in Multiple Formats (Author 101 Series) Kindle Edition

Cick here for your copy:


“Shelley’s book has encouraged me and has actually given me the confidence I need to self publish a book…This is one book that I will definitely keep on hand to refer back to often. I strongly recommend it to any author out there who desires to get there work published.”  -Robin
“This book is a great resource for the writer who wants to self-publish but needs step by step guidance on how to accomplish that goal. Highly recommended.” -Sandy Bose

Cick here for your copy:

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How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line [FREE BOOK] via @ShelleyHitz

How to Write a Book From Outline to Finish Line: 10 Simple Ways to Outline Your Nonfiction Book

Are you looking for tips on writing a book? In this book, I share strategies on how to write a book from outline to finish line. There are literally endless possibilities for the books you can write and publish. Learn these 10 strategies to outline your book AND 3 ways to write your book so you can cross the finish line to publish your nonfiction book. More
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Notes frm #MotownWriters @Meetup 1/10/15…Add yr own New Year Goals and Tips

New Year Literary Endeavors

Baby steps count too

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Discussion outline of our January monthly meetup at The Detroit Public Library Main Branch. We meet every 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon. Interested in Joining us next month, please feel free to come or RSVP at

Please feel free to share this post with another writer, author, poet or group!

Writing Goals

Realistic Monthly Writing Goals

Word Count

Page Count

Publishing Goals

Set timelines.

Get a publishing buddy

Find someone who is ahead of the publishing goals and help them out to learn from them


Offline – placing marketing material places in state and out of state

Visiting networking groups related to book or the writing industry

Supporting other authors and ppl in your book’s genre


Social networks

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Youtube

Produce one audio file and one video file a month

Produce one blog post a month

Get a free account at Hootsuite to make posting easier for yourself


Find one event to speak at, perform at, teach at… online or off line.

Easy one… check out blogtalkradio and set up an interview for yourself

Get a blog to be featured on

Offline… check out churches, library or youth groups in the area to speak at about your genre, specialty or book


Get a buddy

Budget monthly

Do ONE thing in your goal sheet and then next month try to do two things and next month do three… and so on

Come back to Motown Writers and give us an update.

January group goal

Take one selfie of you and another writer. Post it to social media with a hashtag of #motownlit


Now add your beginning of the year goals and any tips you can offer to other writers! See you next meeting.

RSVP now at


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Michigan Male Authors: Help support #MotownWriters literacy efforts #RealMenRead #mwn #amreading #MotownLit #Detroit

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Please fill out the form to show your interest…

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ShuPolish Editing Services… Resources for authors of nonfiction and women’s fiction books…#Motownlit #michlit


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How can the National Writers Union Help You? #Detroit Chapter #Writers #mwn #nwu


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ShuPolish Editing Services… Resources for authors of nonfiction and women’s fiction books…#Motownlit #michlit


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ShuPolish Editing Services… Resources for authors of nonfiction and women’s fiction books…#Motownlit #michlit


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How can the National Writers Union Help You? #Detroit Chapter #Writers #mwn #nwu


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#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup: 25 Things Every Writer Should Know hosted by @Dr_Wiggins #MotownLit #MichLit



Please take a moment and share this event with other interested writers, writers groups and others… Thank you in advance!About Our Speaker:

Dr. De’Andrea Wiggins is the Interim Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for the Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan where she oversees the outreach and recruitment efforts at the K-12, undergraduate and post-degree levels. Prior to coming to WSU, Dr. Wiggins served as an educator in both Detroit Public Schools and Vistas Nuevas Head Start. In addition to her duties at WSU, Dr. Wiggins provides educational leadership as Pastor of Leadership Development for Impact Church where she serves as an ordained minister. Her instructional courses include the Ministerial Development Course and a seminar on the case for diversity in health care. Active in her community, Dr. Wiggins is serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Park Community Investment Associates, Incorporated where she is the vice-president.

Dr. Wiggins’ debut novel is “Their Darkest Hour” published under her pen name, D. C. Wiggins. She also co-authored “Reboot Global Breakout”, a small group Bible study guide. Due to be released in November 2014 is “Almost Doesn’t Count”, an urban life fiction novel. Dr. Wiggins’ literary project for 2015 is “The Surrendered Soul: Aligning the Five Parts of Your Soul with the Will of God”. Dr. Wiggins is committed to helping people grow spiritually and excel professionally.

Facebook Author Page:
Twitter: @Dr_Wiggins
Instagram: @dewiggins


“25 Things Every Writer Should Know” and is based on the immense knowledge that Dr. Wiggins has accumulated from personal studies, networking with MWN and ACW with Venus Mason Theus.

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Also check out Dr. Wiggins’ new endeavor:

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Facebook Author Page:
Twitter: @Dr_Wiggins
Instagram: @dewiggins
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.@ScriblicalVibez Publishing & Promotions for real Scribes #motownlit


Scriblical Vibez Publishing, LLC
 Publishing & Promotions for real Scribes

Our mission is to serve authors & poets who inspire a vibrational change through their writing. We socially and consciously promote authors whose main focus is writing.


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