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Reminder: #Meetup with #Motownwriters @DetroitPublic Library – Main every 2nd Saturday

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Motown Writers Meetup Group

Detroit, MI
3,222 Writers

Hi everyone. This is a group for everyone in the Detroit Area (and Michigan area) who like to write. Whether it’s a novel, short story, poem, autobiography, or any other gener…

Next Meetup

#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020, 10:00 AM
7 Attending

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🎧Episode 30: 📋 The Whats, Whys, and Hows to Outsourcing Work so Your Business Can Scale via @pamperry

 

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Have you seen those people on social media talking about how they became a six- or seven-figure “solopreneur”? Well, here’s the real truth about that: no one accomplishes all that by working solo. Building a business and scaling it to that size requires a whole team of skilled professionals.
In this episode, we’ll get into the nitty-gritty of why getting help is essential, the first person you need to hire, and the dozens of specialists you’ll eventually want to add to your team so that you can stop spinning your wheels and start moving forward.
And if you’re one of the thousands of people working a 9-to-5 and then 5 to midnight, struggling to build an online business on your own, then we’re the ones to tell you – you can’t do all this by yourself.
No one has all the necessary skills or the time it would take to learn them all, especially not with technology and the world changing as quickly as it does.
So, listen in and let us remind you that you are the talent, the creator, the visionary – and the key to doing more of what you do is hiring smart people to do what they do for you. We’ll also talk about why you need a layer between you and your specialists, the challenges with outsourcing overseas, why a strategic plan is essential for speedy growth, and more!
If you’ve been putting in the hours but your business is stuck, Get a Go-to-Market Strategy from us. We’ll look over what you’ve done so far, then tell you exactly what to do next.
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Got questions? Send them in! We’ll share our answers in an upcoming podcast.

Highlights From This Episode:

  • Seriously, stop trying to build your business all by yourself
  • What it takes to scale your business from a hobby to a six- or seven-figure business (or even five figures)
  • Why you need someone between you and your specialists to get the best results
  • A real-world example of why you need a specialist to manage your business technology
  • If you hire only just one person, this is who and what you need to them do
  • Why we chose WPX Hosting over HostGator, Bluehost, and especially Liquid Web
  • Vernita’s experience with Liquid Web’s “heroic support”
  • A special message about copywriting for authors, experts, and anyone with a PhD
  • Why you don’t want the same person managing your tech and your admin work
  • Why it’s time to stop playing around in Canva and dabbling in this and that
  • Just a few of the specialties within graphic design
  • The challenges with outsourcing overseas (and two countries where Vernita’s found great help)
  • What can happen when a vendor knows that you don’t know
  • Vernita’s master list of dozens of tasks that you can – and should – hire someone else to do
  • Why you need to develop job descriptions now for the help you’ll need later
  • Why you shouldn’t just stuff your pockets with money as you start to earn more
  • How having someone to manage your customer service can make a huge difference to you AND your customers
  • Pro Tip! Just because someone can build a website doesn’t mean they can fix your computer … or vice versa 😊
  • How your strategic plan is valuable to your vendors and specialists, too
  • What Pam says about do-it-all virtual assistants will make you lol!
  • A shout out to Dr. Missy and everyone who leaves reviews and comments

Enjoy!

Pam & Vernita

P.S. Stay home, be safe and let us
know what you want to hear on the
next episode…we love questions!

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JUL 17 and 18 The #Detroit Writing Room Summer Writing Retreat by The @DETWritingRoomRoom via @Steph_Steinberg

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Date And Time

Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 1:00 PM –

Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT

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Location

The Detroit Writing Room

1514 Washington Boulevard

Suite 203

Detroit, MI 48226

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Meet fellow writers and enhance your writing skills at an intimate writing retreat in downtown Detroit this summer.

About this Event

This summer, join The Detroit Writing Room for a weekend retreat to connect with fellow writers, write in a creative space and learn from published authors.

The Detroit Writing Room is offering a Summer Writing Retreat Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. If you need an escape to unblock writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing, this experience is for you.

The two-day retreat includes time to network with aspiring and veteran authors, writing and publishing workshops, and free writing time. Meals and a Friday happy hour are included in the ticket price. All levels of experience are welcome. Must be 21+.

Come with your laptop and/or writing materials!

Check out Schedule | Find out More About Detroit Writing Room | Register Now 

 

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5 Ways to Keep Focus When Burned Out @writersdigest

We’ve all experienced burnout, that fried-brain feel. It can come from many different catalysts: Being overworked and underslept. Depression. Self-doubt. Imposter syndrome. Even a run-of-the-mill straight of bad days.

(8 Ways to Stay Mentally Fit and Mindful in the Writing Process.)

Though the symptoms and consequences of burnout can be dire, in our productivity-obsessed society, we often loathe burnout more for keeping us from getting from A to B than for how it’s impacting us physically or mentally. This article will encourage you as a creative writer to maintain precision focus—the ability to sit still and work on the same task (i.e., your manuscript) for at least 30 minutes without distraction—even when you’re experiencing burnout. Read More…

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New message from NaNoWriMo HQ

NaNoWriMo noreply@nanowrimo.org via amazonses.com 

Mon, Mar 30, 12:08 PM (12 hours ago)

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New message from NaNoWriMo HQ

#StayHomeWriMo Day 6 

We hope you had a great weekend! It’s Day Six of #StayHomeWriMo, an initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times. #StayHomeWriMo is flexible so you can adapt it to fit your social distancing, schedule, and overall well-being.

Each weekday for the rest of March, we’ll post a checklist of prompts to help your mental, physical, social, and creative well-being. Share these check-ins with your friends and loved ones and use it to connect with each other at a safe distance. We’ll get through this together. Get the full details on #StayHomeWriMo.

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Today’s Checklist

Mental Well-Being 😌

Spend half an hour discovering and learning a new language. Try an online platform like Duolingo!

Creative Well-Being 🧐

Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo (here’s how! Set your goal to whatever feels doable to you this April.

Then, if you’re ready to write now, get in the groove by writing a short ghost story…

Social Well-Being 👋

Check in on someone you know who’s staying home alone, and see if you can help in any way.

Physical Well-Being 😅

Spa day! Take a long, hot shower or bath. Do a face mask. Aaaah.

Here are some DIY foot soaks you can try out with ingredients you may have around the house!

 

See all of your NaNoMessages for this region.

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“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop @DETWritingRoom in #Detroit with @CherrieWoods #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

Saturday, April 4, 2020, Noon to 2 pm 
“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop
Detroit Writing Room (Detroit, MI)
1514 Washington Boulevard, Suite 203 Detroit, Michigan 48226
Cost: $35 / $45 incl. PR guide 
Presenter, Cherrie Woods (Book Publicist/ /Author)
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Palmer Park Art Fair authors tent deadline has extended to March 29

It’s not too late to join the author tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair. We have extended the deadline to Monday, March 29.

 

You can also apply for the Funky Ferndale author tent at the same time!

 

 See below to download the forms

Greetings. I am contacting to see if you may be interested in selling and signing your books in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Integrity Shows is pleased to announce that we will again be incorporating a literary aspect to our art fairs. Thousands of people attend these annual events and we will be making sure that they are aware of their opportunity to meet authors and purchase books. Many attendees have shown that they are an educated group of buyers of art and books. I believe they represent the perfect audience for your book(s).

Last year, the Palmer Park Art Fair was our first endeavor to offer authors a valuable space to sign and sell books. Our author tent was comprised of tables with more than eighteen local self-published authors and publishers who were very pleased with their experience. In fact, most of those original authors will be returning this year. If you participate, you will also have the opportunity to perform a short reading and QA session on the main stages during the fairs.

In addition, we are excited to tell you that we are also adding an author tent to the Funky Ferndale Art Fair this year.

Attached are applications for both the Palmer Park (due extended to Monday, March 29) the Funky Ferndale (due Sunday, May 17) author tents. You may submit applications individually or simultaneously. Please send a check with your application(s) or contact me with a credit card number to put on hold.

I look forward to hearing from you.

https://www.funkyferndaleartfair.com/

https://www.palmerparkartfair.com/


Jody Mitchell
Integrity Shows
Mobile 248 506 9519
PO Box 21667
Detroit, MI 48221
Office 313 486 2666
Fax 866 735 2293

Download Palmer Park here: FF20 Authors

Ferndale here: PP20 Authors (1)

 

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#MichiganWriters Scholarships Contest and Interlochen Programs #motownwriters #michlit

News, Events, & Resources for Michigan Writers

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
2020 Creative Writing Programs

Deep Revision Workshop
Monday, April 13 – Saturday, April 18, 2020

Join Katey Schultz and Anne-Marie Oomen for a week-long writing retreat focused on deep revision. This is a fully-immersive, facilitated writing residency that blends traditional instruction with self-guided writing time, with the end goal of revising a large portion of a full or partial manuscript.  Applications are currently being accepted.  

Interlochen Writers Retreat
Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11, 2020

Join us in 2020 to celebrate the 15th year of Interlochen’s Writers Retreat and spend four days writing new material in the course of your choice, attending presentations by award-winning faculty, and enjoying lakeside lunches and evening readings while making connections in the literary world. 

Faculty:

  • Peter Ho Davies: Breaking Rules
  • Andy Mozina: Humor
  • Christine Maul Rice: Fiction Incubator
  • Holly Wren Spaulding: Troubled Times
  • Artistic Director: Katey Schultz
  • Writer-in-Residence: Anne-Marie Oomen
  • Writer-in-Residence: Mary Kay Zuravleff

All verified members of Michigan Writers can enroll for $450, a significant savings (which is more than an annual MW membership costs).

Scholarship opportunities available for the Writers Retreat:
Anne-Marie Oomen & Katey Schultz ICCA Creative Writing Scholarship  Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1, 2020 

Mystery Writing Intensive
Monday, June 22 – Thursday, June 25, 2020

Join Aaron Stander and accomplices for a four-day intensive retreat that will walk you through the genre of mystery and crime writing.
Poetry Writing Intensive: Short Poems
Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Join poet Holly Wren Spaulding for two days of generative writing exercises, conversations about the craft, and appreciation of the art and practice of the short poem.

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XIth Annual MOTOR City BLACK AGE of Comics/Manga Con via @MoCityBlackAge #MICHLit #michiganwriters #literaryevents #motownwriters #detroit June13th

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The Michigan Writing Workshop is Back on April 25, 2020 – Register now! via @BrianKlems #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

We are happy to announce the 2020 Michigan Writing Workshop, a one-day writers conference on Saturday, April 25, 2020. This is our fifth conference, and we are excited about the event. My name is Brian Klems, and I am formerly a longtime editor with Writer’s Digest. I am coordinating the 2020 event.

Basic information about the 2020 MICHWW is below. The rest of the info can be found on the updated website:

If you want to register, simply reply and let me know — it’s as simple as that. I can send you registration instructions and a form. Thanks. (Sorry if you are getting this notice more than once. We just want to make sure we notify everyone.)


WHATThe 2020 Michigan Writing Workshop, a one-day writers conference in Livonia, MI (just outside of Detroit).

WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi, 19525 Victor Pkwy, Livonia, MI 48152 (734) 462-6000

WHEN: 9:30 – 5:00, April 25, 2020

ATTENDING AGENTS: We have 10 attending agents and editors so far (and that number may grow), including a nice mix of agents who have never attended the event before. Every attending agent and editor is actively seeking new writers and projects now. See them all here on the website.

HOW TO REGISTER: Just reply back to me and say you’re interested. We will send you everything you need.

WHY ATTEND THE 2020 EVENT? The day is again jam-packed with classes and information on how to get an agent, how to get published, how to grow your audience, and more–including genre specific courses for sci-fi/fantasy, YA/MG, thrillers/crime/fiction, and more. You can pitch agents and editors who are actively seeking new clients right now. You can also meet other writers just like you, and make writing friends who will help you on your journey.

We at Writing Day Workshops are proud of our growing list of success stories, and hope you will be our next addition:

Click here to read about writers who have landed agents from attending WDW events!

If you attended an event of ours in the past and either signed with an agent you met at the event, or signed with an agent following the conference and think the WDW event was a valuable experience on your writing journey, we’d love to hear from you. Your positive words mean a lot to us, and we can help promote you and your book(s).

PLEASE CONSIDER MENTIONING THE CONFERENCE TO OTHERS: If you know any area writers or writing groups who would be interested in the Michigan Writing Workshop, please consider letting them know. Any word-spreading you do — especially to local writing groups — is valuable and appreciated.

OTHER WDW EVENTS: If you’re interested in a conference but cannot attend this April 25 event, we have other one-day conferences around the country that we’re coordinating in 2020. See them all here:

http://www.writingdayworkshops.com/event-locations–dates.html

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Thanks again. Feel free to ask any questions you like. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Michigan Writing Workshop

best,
Brian Klems and the WDW Team

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“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop @DETWritingRoom in #Detroit with @CherrieWoods #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

Saturday, April 4, 2020, Noon to 2 pm 
“How to Promote Your Own Book” Workshop
Detroit Writing Room (Detroit, MI)
1514 Washington Boulevard, Suite 203 Detroit, Michigan 48226
Cost: $35 / $45 incl. PR guide 
Presenter, Cherrie Woods (Book Publicist/ /Author)
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#WritersWednesday #MotownWriters Author Feature S.L Jackson via @TCOHHdotORG #michiganwriters #michlit

Name of Author: S.L Jackson

Name of Book:Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

About this author:

S.L Jackson is an debut urban fantasy author from Inkster Michigan who chose to put his creativity to the test by writing an novella about animals in a jungle underworld.

 

Where are you from?

SL: Inkster, Mi

Tell us your latest news?

SL: Recently released my debut novella “Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

When and why did you begin writing?

SL: I began writing early in my life about 4 th grade for a creative writing assignment.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

SL: Since 4 th grade

What inspired you to write your first book?

SL: I was inspired to write my book due to the facts I couldn’t get the character’s out of my head for

decades.

Do you have a specific writing style?

SL: I don’t think I’ve discovered my writing style yet, but this novella is a “urban fantasy.

How did you come up with the title?

SL: I came up with the title based on the story being about animals in their natural habitat.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

SL: Yes, loyalty, family, honor and respect.

How much of the book is realistic?

SL: It’s an urban fantasy, however the realness in the love all the character’s share with each other.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

SL: Some experiences are based on the way my family came together.

What books have most influenced your life most?

SL: The autobiography of Malcom X, and anything written by Donald Goines.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

SL: I’d say Donald Goines

What book are you reading now?

SL: The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

SL: Too many to name and I don’t want to forget anyone.

What are your current projects?

SL: Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

SL: So far everyone I’ve came across.

Do you see writing as a career?

SL: Yes, I see writing as a career.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

SL: I wouldn’t change anything about my current book.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

SL: I’ve always had an interest in writing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

SL: I don’t find anything challenging about writing I just like to let it flow.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

SL: Donald Goines is my favorite; he paints a vivid picture with all his writings.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

SL: Not as of now.

Who designed the covers?

SL: Michael Corvin

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

SL: Learning the actual business of publishing books.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

SL: I learned that there is no set way to ensure book sales.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

SL: Write and never stop.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

SL: RESPECT URBAN AUTHORS (#respecturbanauthors)

Connect with this author

Author Website: www.linktr.ee/sljackson

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/sljackson0522

Twitter Link: @tcohhdotorg

IG: @sljackson3

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

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Metro Detroit Books & Author Society Luncheon May 18, 2020 via @bookandauthors #michlit #michiganwriters #motownwriters

The 96th Metro Detroit Book & Author Society Spring Luncheon on Monday, May 18, 2020, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. If you sent us a check we will be returning it to you. We hope to see everyone at the Fall Luncheon on October 19, 2020.
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Palmer Park Art Fair authors tent deadline has extended to March 29

It’s not too late to join the author tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair. We have extended the deadline to Monday, March 29.

 

You can also apply for the Funky Ferndale author tent at the same time!

 

 See below to download the forms

Greetings. I am contacting to see if you may be interested in selling and signing your books in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Integrity Shows is pleased to announce that we will again be incorporating a literary aspect to our art fairs. Thousands of people attend these annual events and we will be making sure that they are aware of their opportunity to meet authors and purchase books. Many attendees have shown that they are an educated group of buyers of art and books. I believe they represent the perfect audience for your book(s).

Last year, the Palmer Park Art Fair was our first endeavor to offer authors a valuable space to sign and sell books. Our author tent was comprised of tables with more than eighteen local self-published authors and publishers who were very pleased with their experience. In fact, most of those original authors will be returning this year. If you participate, you will also have the opportunity to perform a short reading and QA session on the main stages during the fairs.

In addition, we are excited to tell you that we are also adding an author tent to the Funky Ferndale Art Fair this year.

Attached are applications for both the Palmer Park (due extended to Monday, March 29) the Funky Ferndale (due Sunday, May 17) author tents. You may submit applications individually or simultaneously. Please send a check with your application(s) or contact me with a credit card number to put on hold.

I look forward to hearing from you.

https://www.funkyferndaleartfair.com/

https://www.palmerparkartfair.com/


Jody Mitchell
Integrity Shows
Mobile 248 506 9519
PO Box 21667
Detroit, MI 48221
Office 313 486 2666
Fax 866 735 2293

Download Palmer Park here: FF20 Authors

Ferndale here: PP20 Authors (1)

 

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