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In this NEW YEAR, Invite Author & Founder of #MotownWriters, @SylviaHubbard1 to speak at your next event | #keynote #workshopfacilitator availability



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Sylvia Hubbard knew she’d wanted to be a writer of romance long before she knew there SylBluePinkStand.jpgwere black writers in the world. Weaving stories magically as a summer past time to writing stories to get through the humdrum of school, she was able to create something from nothing.

Today, she has independently published over 40 high suspense romance books, is the founder of Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network, CEO of HubBooks Literary Services, runs over five blogs on a variety of subjects, part-time host of The Michigan Literary Network Radio Show and is a happily divorced mother of three children in Detroit, Michigan.

“I’m no superwoman,” she states with a smile that seems infinite on her lips. “I’m just being an asset in the world instead of a liability.”

Considered an addicted blogger by HoneyTechblog.com, nominated and recognized for her literary work in the Metro Detroit area, referred to as “A Literary Diva” by Detroit City Council and donned “Cliffhanger Queen” by her readers, she finds solace in speaking and educating on a variety of topics.

Her subjects range from Social Media, Internet Marketing, Creative Intimacy, Single Parenting, Blogging, E-Books, Publishing (all aspects i.e.: writing, publishing, marketing & promoting online & offline), and personal triumphs with inspiration mixed in.

Never a disappointment, Sylvia Hubbard, has spoken in front of thousands all over the United States and Canada.

This author is available for book events, career day, conferences, speaking engagements, workshops, guest post and more.

About this author’s books: 

With over 45 books to date and more to come, Romance Suspense author has a wide range of books available for any book club selection.

The majority of all her books are Standalones and will start a voracious appetite for more.

Her current work, Daddy’s Girl is a sensual delight of erotic thriller readers are raving about.

Do you like a lot of suspense? Stone’s Revenge Would be perfect for your group.

Do you like a lot of Erotic? Check out any Black Family Novels or Beautiful

Do you want out of the box, the edge of your normal story? See exclusive reads by clicking here. 

No matter what your reading tastes desires, there is a story that will sate your senses.

This author is available for Skype, Facebook Live, Zoom and more or you can make arrangements to bring her to your group anywhere with travel and hotel stay accommodations. Find us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our profile on LinkedInView our videos on YouTube

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Watch “Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule | iWriterly” on YouTube

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#Motown Word of the Day: Parsimonious #wotd #wordwednesday

Word Genius

Reluctant to spend money


Extremely frugal


Highly reserved; restrained

Examples of Parsimonious in a sentence

“My parsimonious neighbor asked me to pay him for the value of the egg I borrowed.”

“I know you’re parsimonious, but I wish you would loosen the purse strings once in a while.”

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Auburn Hills Writers January 2020 Session I Jan16th @ Auburn Hills Library @ahplibrary

Happy New Year Writers!

Our group meets Thursday, January 16th from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm
in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.


  • Writing News
  • Writing Exercise
  • Critique

Critique Session:

  • bring writing tool of choice
  • manuscript for critique (2 pages, double spaced, 12 font), bring 7 sets
  • book that has been helpful to your writing

Critique Guidelines:

  • Be kind
  • Be specific
  • Be encouraging
  • Be careful (critique on style and technique, not your opinion)*;) winking

See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
"Nurturing the Auburn Hills Writing Community since 2011"

Please forward this email to any writer you feel may benefit from its contents.
And as always, please let me know if you wish to be

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Next month promotions ideas to help #MotownWriters authors

Everyone needs a little help. Get your net month promo together.

Hashtag #MotownWriters #michlit #MichiganReaders in your promo or tag @sylviahubbard1 on Instagram or Twitter so we can share!


Love your Library Month

1 – Read Aloud Day

2 – Take Your Child to the Library Day

3-9 – Children’s Authors & Illustrator Week

14 – Library Lover’s Day

26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day


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Feel like you’re needing extra Marketing for 2020, then check out the 21st Century Marketing For Authors !

It will be a benefit with marketing, promoting and social media.

 Check it out!

21st Century Marketing For Authors

The best guide you’ll have in understanding & navigating book marketing in the 21st Century

Available only to order as a paperback. This is a 24-page booklet (5×8) to take you to the next level in marketing your book and becoming the author you were meant to be.

Marketing – Learn Effective tips & tricks needed to navigate and sell books

Promoting – Promotional Materials, Analytics, and offline promotion strategies

Social Media – What & How to do? Which one do I do? When do I do it?

Bonus: Offline Book Selling Techniques | Press Release Techniques | Marketing Checklist | Resources & Links to Reviews, Bookstore, Libraries, Book Bloggers, AA Bookclubs, Book Review List of Trade Associations & Trade Shows, Local bookstores & book associations, Top Book Review Sites & Magazines | Income & Production Goal Planning for Authors, Social Media Calendar

Also, a free partial pdf for you to enjoy while you’re waiting for your book to arrive in the mail as a thank you!

Grab Your Copy NOW 


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New message from your USA :: Michigan :: Detroit Municipal Liaison, ML Owen #NaNoWriMotown #NaNoWri

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New message from your USA :: Michigan :: Detroit Municipal Liaison, ML Owen

Dear NaNoWriMotown,

Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 ended on a high note, and that 2020 is treating you well so far.

New Year, New goals! Let’s tackle our creative goals together. In the off season, NaNoWriMotown will be hosting a monthly Writing Space. For those who haven’t attended a Writing Space in the past, it’s more relaxed than a Write-In. Everyone is welcome to work on whatever they’d like at whatever stage it’s in, which means one person might be sketching a comic panel next to someone writing character backstory next to someone working on revision. It’s all fair game! NaNoWriMotown reserves the space to help you carve out time to stay connected to your project, and you fill in the rest.

This year, Writing Spaces will be held at Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak every third Tuesday of the month from 6-9pm. The first Writing Space will be held on Tuesday, January 21st! Hope to see you there.

Additionally, the Flint region is also hosting a similar monthly meet-up this year! They have scheduled 8 Friday meet ups at the Starbucks in Clawson, the first of which is tonight, 1/10, from 6-9pm! For full information on BOTH of these year-round writing spaces, see the forum post here.

Lastly, now that the dust of the holiday season has settled, if you haven’t had the chance to take the NaNoWriMotown End-of-Year Survey, you’ve got one more weekend to do so! Responses close Sunday night, so if you haven’t given us your reflections on last November, please click here to do so! Enter your email (optional!) for a chance to win a poster.

Looking forward to a Very Creative 2020,
ML, Detroit Region

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Need help getting your Literary Goals together? Grab an Author Planner from Author and Founder of Motown Writers Network, @SylviaHubbard1. Get a 1hr literary empowerment consultation with purchase. $25

While supplies last
Purchase your Author Planner now https://gumroad.com/l/AuthorPlanner for only $25

Annual Planner for the Author in mind to help writers stay on track of writing, publishing and marketing goals.

Free Writing Publishing and Marketing Checklist when purchased and a one hour consultation with me. (Either face to face if in Metro Detroit or a phone)

All Planners will be delivered in 5 to 10 days.



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Please join #MotownWriters @Meetup today @DetroitLibrary 10am wsg @NancyONeale2 #detroit #michiganwriters

Topic: How I Fired My J.O.B. and Started my Publishing Company

Event Details link https://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/brjkllybccbpb/

Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Detroit Library – Main

5201 Woodward Ave. · Detroit, MI

About Speaker:
Nancy O’Neale is a teacher, author, and business consultant. Her business, Detroit Business Consulting Group, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. As the Executive Director of Women who Inspire, she helped women start their own business. With 10 years sales experience, she joined the elite circle of licensed insurance agents as a Championship Qualifier in 2014 and was at the top of the company’s growth model for multiple years. She earned her MA in Communications from Wayne State University, MA in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University, and BA in Journalism and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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The World in Your Mailbox: the Postcard Era, Collecting Postcards, Favorites on Sunday, May 3

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Ahoy! My name is Ryan M. Place, i live in Detroit and love books, movies, traveling, music, food, etc.

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WRITE ON POINTE SHORT STORY CONTEST 2020 from Grosse Pointe Library @TheGPPL



Submit your story by February 14

Calling all local writers. Enter your original short story into our biennial contest. Winners will read their work aloud at our April 1 Awards Ceremony.  You must be 18 or older. The story can have a maximum of 5,000 words. Be sure to include the Entry Form with your submission.

Complete entry rules and form can be found here.

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Allow Shakespeare in Detroit to reintroduce themselves [video] #mtoownwriters @ShakesintheD



Young theatre company, big-time, long-term aspirations. SiD Membership Program: https://www.patreon.com/shakesinthed Buy SiD classic T-shirt https://www.shakespeareindetroit.com/…
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Tomorrow Jan7th, Jane Friedman will show you how to land a book deal this year via @WritersDigest


Last Chance to Register!

If you want to get your book traditionally published in 2020, be it fiction, nonfiction, a children’s book, or memoir, increase your chances by knowing how to evaluate the commercial potential of your work and learning the best way to approach editors, agents, and publishers.

Book publishing is undergoing a dramatic transformation as e-book sales increase and physical bookstores decrease in number. These changes affect the traditional book deals that get made-meaning that authors have to adjust their strategies to adapt to a risk-averse and uncertain industry.

This intensive and information-filled 120-minute live webinar helps you think like an industry insider who makes decisions every day on what work merits print publication. You’ll get practical advice and tools to help you develop strong pitch letters and proposal materials for both fiction and nonfiction-plus back-door methods for networking with agents and editors.

Avoid frustration-don’t embark on the submission process in 2020 without being fully educated about how the industry works, from an impartial point of view. You will better focus your time and energy, increase your chances of success, and learn to decipher the language of industry professionals.

  • How book proposals must be adapted for the digital era of publishing
  • How to tell a good agent from a not-so-good agent
  • The best free and paid resources for identifying agents and publishers that are receptive to your work
  • How to identify flaws in your approach, submission materials, or concept
  • Writers with finished novel manuscripts who are starting to consider submitting to agents and editors
  • Writers who are currently submitting their work and not getting the responses they expected or hoped for
  • Previously published authors who have been out of the game and need a refresher for the digital era
Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1 PM EST

Instructor: Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest who has spent more than 15 years in the book publishing industry and has overseen the publication of hundreds of books during her career. She is a regular speaker at writing conferences and industry events, including Digital Book World, BookExpo America, and Frankfurt Book Fair. Her blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com has more than 100,000 visitors every month and was named one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers in 2013–14.

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“What you imagine in/through the mind, you can create on the pages”


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