Valentine’s Day is for #BookLovers. Romance Authors interested in an event on 2/14/2018 w/#OakPark #MichLit Library?
Oak Park Library is planning another event for book lovers on Valentine’s Day 2018.
Looking for authors to promote & participate. The Event will only take place if they have a sufficient number of authors and participants. You’ll be contacted by January 30th, if you are accepted.
If you’re a romance author and interested, please fill out the form below
Event: Valentine’s Day is for Book Lovers and
Location: Oak Park Library
Date: Wednesday 2/14/18 from 6:00-7:45.
Participant: All ages (so your book will have to have a friendly cover. No erotica or lewd covers will be permitted please.)
You will not be paid for the event, but you will be allowed to sell books to participants. All entries MUST be in by January 15th.
#MotownWriters Guest Post via @IndiesUnlimited:Indie Author 101: How to Get Started w/KDP, #Smashwords &CreateSpace
To be an indie author, you have to publish a book. Right? But how do you sign up for that?
This will seem pretty basic to a lot of folks, but those who have never done it may be worried about the process. You know what? It’s really easy. Here’s what you do.
A note before we begin: All of the sites request some of the same information so you will need to have it handy. They will ask for your name, your address, your email address, the password(s) you want to use, and some very basic financial information: your Social Security number for US residents, and the routing number and account number for the bank where you want them to deposit your royalties. And okay, another note – each will have different requirements for book covers, so make sure to read those on the respective sites.
With that said, here we go. Read more of this post
If I had a dollar for every time someone had asked me, ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ I’d be so rich I wouldn’t need to write any more books. (But I would, anyway).
Ideas are everywhere
To a non-writer, it must seem like a perfectly logical question, but for many writers it’s a difficult question to answer, because we don’t know where to begin. Ideas are everywhere – newspapers, TV, movies, other books, overheard conversations, dreams, nightmares, people we’ve met, loved, hated, been married to. And sometimes we have no idea how we got an idea!
If you’ve ever deliberately studied the English language — or, even worse, taught it — you know that bottomless aggravation awaits anyone foolish enough to try to explain its “rules.” What makes English so apparently strange and different from other languages, and how could such a language go on to get so much traction all over the world? Whether you speak English natively (and thus haven’t had much occasion to give the matter thought) or learned it as a second language, the five-minute TED-Ed lesson above, written by Yale linguistics professor Claire Bowern and animated by Patrick Smith, will give you a solid start on understanding the answer to those questions and others.
Read more: http://www.openculture.com/2017/10/where-did-the-english-language-come-from-an-animated-introduction.html
If you’re going to the Michigan Writing Workshop in 2018, please read this article. For more information on the event, go to: https://michiganwritingworkshop.com/
If you are coming to the 2018 Michigan Writing Workshop, you may be thinking about pitching our agent-in-attendance or editor-in-attendance. An in-person pitch is an excellent way to get an agent excited about both you and your work. Here are some tips (from one of last year’s instructors, Chuck Sambuchino) that will help you pitch your work effectively at the event during a 10-minute consultation. Chuck advises that you should:
- Try to keep your pitch to 90 seconds. Keeping your pitch concise and short is beneficial because 1) it shows you are in command of the story and what your book is about; and 2) it allows plenty of time for back-and-forth discussion between you and the agent. Note: If you’re writing nonfiction, and therefore have to speak plenty about yourself and your platform, then your pitch can certainly run longer.
- Practice before you get to the event. Say…
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#MichLit Event: Women who Write Author Showcase hosted at Aquinas College on November 18! via @ebonyroadgr #Motownwriters
Come see visit with authors and publishers at the Women who Write Author Showcase hosted at Aquinas College on November 18! There will also be some top-notch session with renowned speakers.
If you’re an author, publisher, editor, or bookseller, and want to participate in the event, there are still vendor tables available. Contact Linda at email@example.com.
#MotownWriters @Meetup – Canceled due to holiday! Library will be closed! Sorry! But this afternoon…
DATE AND TIME
Sat, November 11, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
25900 Greenfield Road
Oak Park, Michigan
I hope to see you there and please look forward to messages about our December meeting which we are definitely having!!
Your founder and author,
List of libraries in the Metro Detroit area. If there are any missing please add only those too comments. If you would like other information, please contact us. An ultimate list of all libraries in Michigan can be found here:
- Downtown: 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
- Malletts Creek: 3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
- Traverwood: 3333 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
- West Branch: 2503 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
- Pittsfield: 2359 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
- 3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
- 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI 48009
- 1200 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48188
- Main Branch: 40900 Romeo Plank, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
- South Branch: 35679 South Gratiot, Clinton Twp., MI 48035
- North Branch: 16800 24 Mile, Macomb Twp., MI 48042
- Henry Ford Centennial Library: 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
- Bryant Branch: 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
- Esper Branch: 12929 West Warren, Dearborn, MI 48126
- Main: 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
- 22 Other locations to serve you!
Detroit Detroit Public Library – Bowen 3648 West Vernor Highway 48216 (313) 481-1540 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Campbell 8733 W. Vernor 48209 (313) 481-1550 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chandler Park 12800 Harper Avenue 48213 (313) 481-1560 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chaney 16101 Grand River Avenue 48227 (313) 481-1570 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Chase 17731 West Seven Mile Road 48235 (313) 481-1580 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Conely 4600 Martin Street 48210 (313) 481-1590 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Douglass Branch For Specialized Services 3666 Grand River Avenue 48208 (313) 481-1700 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Duffield 2507 West Grand Boulevard 48208 (313) 481-1710 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Edison 18400 Joy Road 48228 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Elmwood Park 550 Chene Street 48207 (313) 481-1732 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Franklin 13651 East Mcnichols Road 48205 (313) 481-1740 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Hubbard 12929 West Mcnichols Road 48235 (313) 481-1750 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Jefferson 12350 East Outer Drive 48224 (313) 481-1760 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Knapp 13330 Conant Street 48212 (313) 481-1770 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Mark Twain Annex 4741 Iroquis Street 48214 (313) 481-1790 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Montieth 14100 Kercheval Street 48215 (313) 481-1800 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Municipal Reference Library 5201 Woodward Avenue 48202 (313) 833-1440 Detroit Detroit Public Library – National Automotive History Collection 121 Gratiot 48226 (313) 481-1862 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Parkman 1766 Oakman Boulevard 48238 (313) 481-1810 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Redford 21200 Grand River 48219 (313) 481-1820 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Sherwood Forest 7117 West Seven Mile Road 48221 (313) 481-1840 Detroit Detroit Public Library – Skillman 121 Gratiot Avenue 48226 (313) 481-1850
|Eastpointe||Eastpointe Memorial Library||15875 Oak Avenue||48021||(586) 445-5096|
- 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220
- Main Branch: 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
- Farmington Branch: 23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI 48335
- 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI 48503, (810) 232-7111
Flint Beecher Vera B. Rison Library 1386 West Coldwater Road (810) 789-2800 Flint Cody Branch Library 3519 Fenton Road (810) 238-5822 Flint Flint Township-Mccarty Library 2071 South Graham Road (810) 732-9150 Flint Genesee District Library 48504 (810) 732-5570 Flint Genesee Valley Demonstration Location 3517 South Linden Road (810) 732-1822 Flint North Flint Library 5005 Cloverlawn Drive (810) 785-9879 Flint West Flint Library 3601 Beecher Road (810) 238-3637
|Garden City||Garden City Public Library||31735 Maplewood Street||48135||(734) 793-1830|
- Central (Farms): 10 Kercheval Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313) 343-2074
- Ewald: 15175 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
- Woods: 20680 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, (313) 343-2072
|Grosse Pointe Park||Grosse Pointe Park Public Library||15430 Kercheval Street||(313) 343-2071|
|Hamtramck||Hamtramck Public Library||2360 Caniff Avenue||48212||(313) 365-7050|
|Harper Woods||Harper Woods Public Library||19601 Harper Avenue||48225||(313) 343-2575|
|Hazel Park||Hazel Park Memorial Library||123 East Nine Mile Road||48030||(248) 546-4095|
- 6495 Clarkson Td., Clarkston, MI 48346
- 201 Village West Dr. S., Lapeer, MI 48446
Lapeer Elba Branch Library 5508 Davison Road (810) 653-7200 Lapeer Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library 921 West Nepessing Street (810) 664-697
- 4 other Locations to Serve you!
- Civic Center Library: 32777 Five Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48154
- Carl Sandberg Library: 30100 Seven Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152
- Alfred Noble Library: 32901 Plymouth Rd., Livonia, MI 48150
- Vest Pocket Library: 33000 Civic Center Dr., Livonia, MI 48154
- 27005 Milford Rd., Couth Lyon, MI 48178
- 150 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043
- 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi, MI 48375
- 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362
- 530 Pontiac St., Oxford, MI 48371
- 223 South Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170
- 60 E. Pike St., Pontiac, MI 48342
|Redford||Redford Township District Library||25320 West Six Mile Road||48240||(313) 531-5960|
|River Rouge||River Rouge Public Library||221 Burke Street||(313) 843-2040|
- 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
- Graubner: 65821 Van Dyke Rd., Washington, MI 48095
- Kezar Library: 107 Church St., Romeo, MI 48065
|Romulus||Romulus Public Library||11121 Wayne Road||(734) 942-7589|
- 222 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067
- 51680 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp, MI 48316
- 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48076
- 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350
- 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
- 510 W. Big Beaver Troy, MI 48084
- Civic Center Library: 1 City Sq. Ste. 100, warren, MI 48093
- Arthur Miller Branch: 5460 Arden, Suite 303, Warren, MI 48092
- Maybelle Burnette Branch Library: 22005 Van Dyke, Warren, MI 48089
- 5168 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329
- Main Branch: 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
- Westacres Branch: 7321 Commerce Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48324
- 6123 Central City Pkwy, Westland, MI 48185
- 45 Vinewood St., Wyandotte, MI 48192
You can also support Free Little Libraries around various citys. Check out Detroit here. http://detroitlittlelibraries.org/