Londen’s Love Fundraiser: Poetry Contest 4chance 2win Comcast feature #michlit

Poetry Contest


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National Romance Awareness Month


#amreading And don’t forget the local Michigan Romance authors as well!!

Originally posted on Southfield Library Reads:

Don’t let February fool you. August is National Romance Awareness Month. To celebrate, we wanted to read some great love stories besides the classics we know and love.  Here are just a handful of books filled with romance, laughter, missed opportunities, and deception.

One Day by David Nicholls—It’s amazing what a difference one day can make. On July 15, 1988, Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley met.  On the same day for the next twenty years, a snapshot of their relationship is revealed. They face ups and downs and love and missed opportunities.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon—After being torn apart during World War II, Claire Randall and her husband are finally together and on a second honeymoon in the British Isles.  When Claire walks through a standing stone, she is transported to 1743. Among fighting Scottish clans, she meets James Fraser, a young warrior. Together they experience a love so strong that Claire…

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#MichLit Events this week… got one? Let me know… #motownlit #Detroit #Michigan #amwriting #amreading Plz Share

I was on Facebook and saw there were a lot of literary events that needed to be talked about. I know there are some that are actually not on Facebook or don’t see what I see when you log in, so I decided to create a post about it.



#MichLit  #Event 8/11/15 @ 7pm Springfed Writers Contest Winners Read in Birmingham http://ow.ly/QMCmQ #literacy #writing #michigan




8/12, 5:30p ET, w guest . Listen live online and comment or call in and listen in 646-915-9177.






Finance and the Artist – Free financial workshop

Tomorrowat 8/12/15 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tomorrow · 76°F / 59°F Partly Cloudy

Oakland Avenue Missionary Baptist Church
309 Harper Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Crystal Reign Brock invited you


“Reading Room” Ice Cream Social





Author Visit: Anna Clark

Anna Clark invited you






Rosemarie Wilson invited you




Also if you are signing up for NanowriMo, please let me know in the comments after you have signed up.

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An Interview with H. Eugene – MWN Spotlight

H. EugeneJoin the Motown Writers Network in welcoming H. Eugene to the spotlight!

H. Eugene is: A writer and author of his newly released Fiction Thriller, The Trifecta.  His second book , Speaking With Your Lips Sealed:  The Essence of Life and Love Through Poetry is also in the works for a release in the summer of 2015.


He is also a video game player, sushi/pizza/burger junkie, powerlifter, wannabe bowler, wannabe Captain America, and father of three.  He was born, raised, and still resides in the city of Detroit.Outside of writing, his career has span 25+ years in various facets of the customer service industry.


His penchant for writing developed at a very early age, as he began writing stories while he attended middle school. After winning two first place prizes for poetry in high school, the fuse was lit.  He hopes that through his writing, he can reach and affect many.  What you will find in his books are a renewed and fresh perspective of storytelling.


The Trifecta

Myles Julian Larson always felt much different from others, even as a little kid. There was something burning deep within him, a manifestation that was becoming increasingly difficult to control. He always had aspirations to one day, “Save the world.” Little did he know, that one day he might be responsible for ending it. The mystery behind who Myles really is will unlock the Vatican’s greatest cover-up. The viability of humanity is foretold in the Lost Gospel, but where is it? Who is The Unopposed? What secrets are locked away in the Holy Book of Velrusa? The Trifecta, a story of deceit, absolution, and divine purpose. Welcome to Hell Myles!




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Book to Movie Adaptations 2015


#michlit #motownlit

Originally posted on Southfield Library Reads:

We’ve entered movie season. Now through the rest of the year, some of the best movies of the year will finally be released.   Unsurprisingly, there are a few stories making the transition from book to silver screen. Here are a few that that we’re excited to see:

Paper Towns by John Green—Quentin Jacobsen has been in love with his neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, for years. One night, she appears at his bedroom window and convinces him to be the get-away drive in her revenge mission. The next day, Margo disappears. Quentin believes Margo left a trail of clues and is determined to find her.

The Martian by Andy Weir—Astronaut Mark Watney is the first man to walk on Mars. Six days later, he and his crew are collecting samples when a massive dust storm blows through. The crew flees the storm in the nick of time; but, Watney is trapped behind…

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How would you Feel about #MotownWriters having private membership for readers & authors? POLL

As 2016 approaches and Motown Writers Network is looking for better sustainability we see power is in our outreach and how we can leverage that while not going broke trying to get the word out about the Michigan Literary Network.


So we are thinking of developing an exclusive membership service for authors and readers.

For readers, we’ll have quarterly book giveaways, exclusive content from work in progresses from authors, exclusive events (online & offline) and more… (you can offer suggestions in the comments).

For authors, we’ll provide blog tours on our 7 blog network, set up book giveaway, reader chats and lots of promotional for a week on our network. There will also be discounts on various workshops and events (offline and online), plus free service offers from literary services that advertise with The Michigan Literary Network.

If you are interested in this, please like this post below or submit comments. I’d like you to respond and let me know how much should I charge for readers and authors and any other services The Michigan Literary Network could provide.

Thank you in advance. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Your author and founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard


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ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI! #michlit #motownlit

ConClave’s mission is to celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its forms. Art, music, theatrical performance, film, animation, television, fantasy role-play, renaissance reenactments, gaming and for-real. From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder.

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ConClave 39 will be October 9-11, 2015 in Dearborn, MI!

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Guest of Honor: Jody Lynn Nye


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July 30th – The Artistry of Finance: Financial Workshop for Artist

The Artistry of Finance

Financial Workshop for Artist


WHEN: July 30, 2015

Properly budget

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Fundraising techniques

Save for retirement

Create Wealth

Why Life Insurance?

Hosted by Author, Poet, Playwright and Financial Consultant, Crystal R Brock

** In order to choose an appropriate venue call 313-505-4073 to RSVP **

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How to successfully promote your new book

How to successfully promote your new book.

via How to successfully promote your new book.

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Writers’ Group, Writing Contest, Conference Registration Opens via @talktravel #michlit @meetup #motownwriters

Writers’ Group, Writing Contest, Conference Registration Opens

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets this Tuesday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the Business of Writing. Free and open to New, Working, and Published Writers, Photographers, and Illustrators. Our meeting location could be anywhere in the store – look for us in the events area, the back end of the used book department, or anywhere in between. One of our members, Walerian Domanski, has been awarded a Kresge Art Fellowship for his short stories – he will take a few moments to discuss the application process – he was one of 18 people to receive a $25,000 fellowship in Literary or Visual arts.

The Rochester Writers’ Summer writing contest is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Big Fun – Cash Prizes.

Early Bird Registration is NOW open for the 8th Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference. The 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.

Do you use Meetup? Rochester Writers now has a Profile Page on Meetup.


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Londen’s Love Fundraiser

Poetry Contest


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Today July11th,10am #MotownWriters @DetroitLibrary w/@KeithDYoung: #Storytelling #amwriting #PathoftheHero #michlit

Join ‪#‎MotownWriters‬ at Detroit Public Library where we join Keith Young on understanding great storytelling. Check in at the security desk for location of meeting and see you there! http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Those Red Pumps May Have To Wait~ Featured Article

Those Red Pumps May Have To Wait

By Mary Delia Eatmon

So what if you can’t keep up with the latest dress styles or wear those red bottom shoes that seem to keep calling your name. Right now your main focus is to remember that this too shall pass. This time with your children is precious and it should be used wisely to pour in some much-needed knowledge into your children. Before you know it, time will have passed and you will be able to look back and be glad that you made these little sacrifices. The memories that you are making now will allow you to learn about yourself as you teach them about life and how they will fit in it. Think about it for a moment, this is the time that you will tap into your own creativity while demonstrating the different good and bad things life has to offer. For now, just enjoy each moment you have because time is fleeting. It’s the simple things that you manage that will make you who you are.  You gain strength, confidence, and wisdom by what you are doing now in your life. So, while you are raising you babies raise the inner you.  Save yourself from the unnecessary stress that presents itself on a daily basis and stop looking at the mother down the street that seems to have it all.

As a young mother of 8, I learned quickly to accept the role of motherhood. And over the past 70 years I’ve witnessed, as well as experienced first hand, that we innately have the ability to nurture. But on the other hand, to be a mother (to birth, raise, and display appropriate affection) it is a learned process. Now, if you are like I was, and started off having several babies early, you’ll need to pull on a little hidden trait called patience: and you will have to practice it often. Coupled with persistence you will get the hang of this thing called motherhood. Things will fall into place over time as you naturally do what needs to be done. In this fast pace of today’s living, before you know it, you’ll turn around and your little ones will be all grown up and out the door.

We have all heard of the empty nest syndrome. The repercussions are real and when it happens it’s a real shocker. So, it would behoove all young mothers to value this time and make the sacrifice of spending as much time as possible with your loved ones while they are young and yours. It will really pay off in the long run. I can safely say this, don’t worry they will let you know later if you’ve done a good job or not
. Make life, for yourself, as enjoyable as possible. When you’ve secured your own foundation, your children will benefit.

Here’s a little tidbit of info that supports the benefits of being a great mom. Back in the early 1900’s a woman named Anna M. Jarvis, out of Grafton West, Virginia, honored her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis’ who died May 2, 1905 by celebrating mothers everywhere. Anna continued the task that her mother started and successfully marked the 2nd Sunday in May of 1908 as Mother’s Day at Andrew’s Church in Philadelphia.  Today, we all are acknowledged and celebrated because of one woman’s child decision to remember her loving mother.

When Ann originally drafted this task she highlighted the virtues of what a good mother is by pointing out that such a woman is a blessing and her love is never exhausted; She makes endless sacrifices no matter what the obstacles are; She works tirelessly to take care of her children and her home; and she loves deeply. Mothers know the personality of each of her children and generally do not compare one child against the other. She simply loves each child for who they are.

There are women who may not be a biological mother; but instead they were thrust into the role of motherhood. There may be adopted mothers, grandmothers, or stepmothers with the same instinct and all the attributes of a biological mother. If you are a mother good or bad you must remember that it’s a learned process. But if you are in need of a mother, you don’t always have to look far. These women are usually right by your side. Who knows…she may even be your teacher. Granted there are a lot of rotten mothers out there; but if given the chance, along with their own desire, they too can become sweet.

It takes love; passion; patience; a lot of sacrifices; as well as wisdom to accept what your role is as a mother. 
 Through the grace of God every woman bearing a child can rejoice in the fact that the base of her heart is a manifestation of divine mercy.  It is a privilege to be able to produce a child for the glory of God.

Mary Eatmon II

Mary Delia Eatmon, 84yr.

Author of Nine Houses

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Auburn Hills Writers’ June Session

Hello Writers!

Our group meets tomorrow, June 18th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

We will enjoy a writing exercise, critique your work, and discuss a critical topic.
Remember to bring six sets (two pages double spaced) of the work you want critiqued.

Franklin raised an interesting question on our Facebook page.
How do you know when your writing is finished?
Let’s discuss this tomorrow.

Awesome blogging by members:
Charise www.goldenlifeliving.com
Mary http://greekfusioncuisine.blogspot.com/
Sylvia http://sylviahubbard.com

If you are on Facebook join our online writers’ group at:

Remember, our July meeting will be held at a local restaurant or cafe. Which one? Let’s finalize tomorrow.*;) winking

Mychelle Martin, Facilitator
Auburn Hills Writers

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Check out a local Michigan Literary Autjor. #michlit #motownlit #motownwriters

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17th, my debut Women’s Fiction novel, Maggie’s Way will be released on Amazon. Maggie’s Way is the first book in my Montana Bound Series. It will be available in digital print as paperbacks will be released at a later date.

In this story, middle-aged Maggie Abernathy finds herself alone after a long year of teaching. She believes that a summer vacation spent in solitude is the perfect medicine for a not-so-perfect year, until pesky seven-year-old, Chloe McIntyre moves in next door with her father, John. With Chloe on Maggie’s heels, Maggie comes to terms with her cancer, her meddling mother, and an ex-husband that lurks in the shadows with good intentions.

When Maggie and Chloe found their voices, so did I. After several years of writing, querying, and critiquing, something deep inside told me that readers would connect with my cast of misfits. Somewhere along the way, Maggie, Chloe, John, Glad, Beckett, and…

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