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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit | bring your literary challenges and success, announcements, news and network with members

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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SORMAG’s Online Book Festival #SOBF22 December 9-11, 2022| Join me | Register NOW!

I’m a participating author for SORMAG’s Online Book Festival.  Join me for three days of book fun. #SOBF22

https://lashaunda.kartra.com/page/SOBF22

I’ll be on a genre author’s panel! It’ll be fun! For readers and writers!

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The 2023 Michigan Writing Workshop: April 29, 2023

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After successful 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 events in Michigan, Writing Day Workshops is excited to announce The 2023 Michigan Writing Workshop — a full-day “How to Get Published” writing event in the Detroit suburbs (Novi) on April 29, 2023.

This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Note that there are limited seats at the event (200 total). All questions about the event regarding schedule, details and registration are answered below. Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Michigan Writing Workshop! We are very proud of our many success stories where attendees sign with agents following events — see our growing list of success stories here.

(Please note that this is an in-person event. We at Writing Day Workshops plan both online/virtual as well as in-person events. This next MWW is an in-person event happening in the Detroit suburbs on April 29, 2023. See you there.)

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WHAT IS IT?

This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit – Novi. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published. We’ll discuss your publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. No matter what you’re writing — fiction or nonfiction — the day’s classes will help point you in the right direction. Writers of all genres are welcome.

This event is designed to squeeze as much into one day of learning as possible. You can ask any questions you like during the classes, and get your specific concerns addressed. We will have literary agents onsite to give feedback and take pitches from writers, as well. This year’s agent and editor faculty so far includes:

  • literary agent Justin Brouckaert (Aevitas Creative Management)
  • and many more to come.

By the end of the day, you will have all the tools you need to move forward on your writing journey. This independent event is organized by coordinator Brian Klems of Writing Day Workshops. E-mail him to register for the event at WritingDayWorkshops@gmail.com.

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EVENT LOCATION & DETAILS:

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2023 — at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Detroit – Novi.

(Please note that this is an in-person event. We at Writing Day Workshops plan both online/virtual as well as in-person events. This next MWW is an in-person event happening in the Detroit suburbs on April 29, 2023. See you there.)

THIS YEAR’S SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS (APRIL 29, 2023):

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Fiction Writer’s Block Kit to help boost creativity and help you to get to writing

Three books I would recommend to help you fight writers block and get you to start writing are as followed

get the link for each book below


Writing Prompts
https://amzn.to/3gV6RsE


Trope Thesaurus
https://amzn.to/3rXB9Rw


Conflict Thesaurus
https://amzn.to/3H3AYIO

I found these books to be great to help with boosting my creativity efforts when I hit brick walls in my story

I hope they can help you.

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Have you tried Story Origin? Promotion tool to increase readership, create collaborations with other authors & content creation goals

Company Description: A marketing tool and community of authors that work together to find reviewers, build mailing lists, increase sales, and stay on top of deadlines

https://storyoriginapp.com/

Looking for new readers? Trying to create reader magnets? Collaborate with authors, stay on your campaign creation goals?

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Willow Books Open Reading Period Opens

Willow Books

Willow Books, the award-winning imprint of Aquarius Press, is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts from November 15, 2022-January 15, 2023. The mission of Willow Books is to develop, publish and promote writers of color.

Previous Open Reading Period selections include Califia’s Daughter by devorah major, San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate, Why I Am Like Tequila by 2022 Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez, Where I Was Born by Naoko Fujimoto and Fabric by Lucinda Roy.

Poetry Manuscripts should include a cover letter, brief statement about the collection, an estimated page count (no more than 250 pages) and a brief bio.

Fiction & General Interest Nonfiction Manuscripts should include a cover letter, brief summary of the project, an estimated word count (no more than 100,000) and a brief bio.

All submissions must be uploaded by January 15, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. Reading fees are nonrefundable. Aquarius Press LLC in no way guarantees…

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Get Charged no matter where you are #writersgift #motownwriters #christmaslist #writerslife #amazonaffiliate

By far this has been the best battery backup when I’m traveling or even sitting at home in an odd writing space and I don’t want to move https://amzn.to/3EyQpez

I’ve been able to charge not only all my devices but the best thing is that I’ve been able to charge my laptop no matter where I’ve been.

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A car, in the middle of camping, on an airplane and even in my house where I have a plug around.

Know a writer or a business owner. Grab one of these for their christmas present and you’ll thank me later.

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Your support will help our network. Thank you

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Indie Authors can Hold Book Signings in Grocery Stores in Michigan and other states| Details & More! from the Nat’l Authors in Grocery Story Program | Register Now!

National Authors In Grocery Store Program

About the program: This program partners with local grocery stores to give Independent Authors a venue to hold book signings and sell their books to customers during the book signing. 

Raymond Depew, Author and President of The National Authors in Grocery Store Program spoke virtually on our Facebook page

http://facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

watch video now

He answers questions, giving tips and tricks for local book signings and more!

Watch the video now

https://www.facebook.com/groups/motownwriters/posts/10158406944471097/?tn=%2CO

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Join #MotownWriters tomorrow (11/12) at 10am for Goals for Success for Literary Professionals at our FB Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/motownwriters

The overall goal for this workshop is to learn to build up the SEO, increase ROI and to create a way for you to gain more eyes on your writing and more book sales

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and join us for this information workshop to prepare you for your 2023 literary goals

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit | bring your literary challenges and success, announcements, news and network with members

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Happy National Author’s Day to the wonderful authors and author’s to be from #MotownWriters

! #keepwriting #amwriting #authorslove #mittenlit #michlit #motownwriters

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3 top ways to promote poetry from successful poet Raegen Pietrucha

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Poetry can be harder to promote than other types of writing, which is why I wanted to be able to help the poets here. I’m not the best person to explain how to promote poetry, though (and I’m good about staying in my lane!), so I set the idea aside for the short term.

When I saw in a Facebook group that poet Raegen Pietrucha was hosting a workshop on how to promote poetry a few months ago, I saved the notice. Would she be open to a Q&A here about exactly that?

I was delighted when she accepted my invitation this week! Here’s what you need to know about Raegen first.

read more https://buildbookbuzz.com/3-top-ways-to-promote-poetry-from-successful-poet-raegen-pietrucha/

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New #michiganwriters join our #Motownwriters Facebook group #michlit | bring your literary challenges and success, announcements, news and network with members

Facebook.com/motownwriters

and then also join us offline at Motown Writers Network meetup

http://meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork

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Article: 5 Ways to Build Brand Loyalty with Your Social Media


5 Ways to Build Brand Loyalty with Your Social Media
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Issue #83 Branding October 25, 2022

What is brand loyalty? Think about the products, services, or experiences you offer. When you have brand loyalty, people think of you and your offerings first. You and your offerings are essential elements of your brand, and you want your customers and clients to return to you repeatedly. You also want to attract prospects to you and your creative business when they are looking for something similar to what you offer.

As you may have heard, it takes five times the money and effort to gain new clients and customers as it takes to keep the clients and customers you have. Building relationships through strong brand loyalty is the way to keep the clients and customers, and social media marketing is one of the best places to nurture those relationships and keep your clients and customers coming back to you.

Here are five ways to build brand loyalty through social media marketing:

Decide on your goal(s) for your social media marketing. Knowing what you are trying to achieve will help you to decide what to post.

Decide which social media networks you will use. You don’t have to use them all. Use the networks that most closely relate to you and your products, services, and experiences. 

Generate your brand assets, such as your logo, your brand color palette, slogans or taglines, typography, and speakers/mascots.
Make an editorial calendar to plan out your posts for the next few months. Make sure to include various types of posts and any holidays or other special days that could relate to your business. You can always make adjustments.

Post and publish consistently and engage with your followers regularly.

Building brand loyalty through your social media marketing is an ongoing marketing activity for you and your creative business. To successfully build your brand through social media takes dedication, commitment, and consistency. Posting regularly means that you must follow your posting plan several days a week, if not daily.

In Episode #4 of the “Find Out In Fifteen” Global Creative Community podcast that drops on Wednesdays, we will examine more fully how you can build brand loyalty with your social media marketing strategy. You can subscribe to the podcast for free at this link. The podcast episodes are also available on Apple, Google, and Spotify as soon as they are published.

What are your experiences with branding through your social media marketing? Do you have any questions


https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-ways-build-brand-loyalty-your-social-media-hilliard-owens-m-ed-/


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Fiction Writer’s Block Kit to help boost creativity and help you to get to writing

Three books I would recommend to help you fight writers block and get you to start writing are as followed

get the link for each book below


Writing Prompts
https://amzn.to/3gV6RsE


Trope Thesaurus
https://amzn.to/3rXB9Rw


Conflict Thesaurus
https://amzn.to/3H3AYIO

I found these books to be great to help with boosting my creativity efforts when I hit brick walls in my story

I hope they can help you.

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