MWN Blog Archive The NEW AWAOA Metro #Detroit Chapter will host its first meeting! #MichLit #MotownLit via @TenitaJeditor



The NEW AWAOA Metro Detroit Chapter will host its first meeting!
Behind Closed Doors
734 Harcourt
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
If you are an aspiring writer and looking for a writer’s group this meeting is for you!

Tenita Bestseller Johnson
Editorial Guru & Author, So It Is Written LLC
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How Authors Should Strategize Their Blogs and Podcasts #motownwriters

If you’re a self-published author, in addition to writing and producing your books, you must take on the responsibility of marketing them. The most successful author-marketers foster strong relationships with their audiences. Blogging, whether through written weblogs or verbal audio blogs (podcasts) is one of the best ways to build and maintain a fan base of interested readers. The problem, however, is that there are thousands of blogs and podcasts…
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NYT Award Winning Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby Metro #Detroit Booksigning Feb4th #motownwriters #michlit

Note from Kimberly:

​Hey DETROIT, MI (Allen Park) and surrounding areas!! I look forward to seeing you for the release of my new novella, COPYCAT, Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM @ BARNES & NOBLE, Fairlane Green, 3120 Fairlane Drive, Allen Park, MI!

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Pick up your copy of Copycat in advance here


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Author #TuesdayTips: Care about your website visitors & readers @sylviahubbard1

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#CreativeMich Vol. 2 N. 67 (01/17/2017) Flint teen goes for music gold; Chevy debts Lego Batmobile at auto show

#CreativeMich Vol. 2 N. 67 (01/17/2017) Flint teen goes for music gold; Chevy debts Lego Batmobile at auto show

Creative Industry News
Gov. Snyder set to deliver State of the State speech as economy improves – WZZM 13 – 01/16/2017
Tegan Marie goes for teen music gold as Gen Z makes its stand – Detroit Free Press – 01/15/2017
Motown veteran pours some “Hot Coffey” on new release – The Oakland Press – 01/15/2017
Launch of PBS Kids streaming channel reshapes multicast lineups – Current – 01/15/2017
Chevy debuts life-size Lego Batmobile at auto show – The Detroit News – 01/14/2017
Bat Signal Shines On GM RenCen, Lights Up Detroit Sky [PHOTOS] – CBS Detroit – 01/14/2017
Michigan family from the Thumb stars in TLC’s ‘Meet the Putmans’ – Detroit Free Press – 01/14/2017
This guy is working to save Detroit’s music heritage before it’s lost – Michigan Radio – 01/13/2017
‘Jay & Silent Bob Get Old’ Freep Film Fest pre-party: On sale now – Detroit Free Press – 01/13/2017
Grand Rapids Film Festival produces 36-Hour Challenge – Grand Rapids Business Journal – 01/13/2017
Grand Rapids Pops Announces ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ in Concert – Broadway World – 01/13/2017
Jammie Awards to honor best of GR, West Michigan Musicians – Holland Sentinel – 01/13/2017
West Michigan’s biggest night for music to award best songs, albums – Traverse City Record Eagle – 01/12/2017
Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian of ‘Star Wars,’ to attend 2017 Grand Rapids Comic-Con – MLive – 01/12/2017
Children’s Hospital foundation teams with Detroit Public Television on 24/7 kids channel – Crain’s Detroit – 01/12/2017
Column: Build on tech momentum – The Detroit News – 01/12/2017
U-D Jesuit High grad is executive producer of Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ – Detroit Free Press – 01/12/2017
Michigan culinary institute grad: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ experience ‘pretty insane’ – MLive – 01/12/2017
Restoration expert rehabs pipe organs for new generation – JG – 01/12/2017
Detroit Design Will Be Featured in French Design Biennale in ‘Future of Work’ Exhibition – Broadway World – 01/11/2017
Michigan Theater to host Japanese film noir festival – Toledo Blade – 01/11/2017
For Young Entrepreneurs, College Debts Can Snuff Out Start-Up Hopes – New York Times – 01/11/2017
Detroit’s Big Sean to perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for first time – MLive – 01/10/2017
U-M faculty members follow passions to multiple Grammy nominations – MLive – 01/09/2017
WKAR, DPTV launch 24/7 children’s programming channel – The State News – 01/08/2017
Women and Gender Studies Film Festival returns January 21 – Oakland University – 01/05/2017
5 Issues That Grammy Voters Need To Know (And What to Do About Them) – Billboards – 01/04/2017
Stir It Up with Zoe Bruyn – Women’s Lifestyle Magazine – 12/29/2016
Ferris State digital animation and game design program not ‘playing’ around – Grand Rapids Business Journal – 12/16/2016
Gov. Rick Snyder reappoints Jenell Leonard as the Director of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office – State of Michigan – 12/15/2016
Upcoming Events
Jan 8 – 22 North American International Auto Show – Cobo Center, Detroit
Jan 25
Transforming Fashion Lecture: Ken Krayer – Grand Rapids Art Museum
Jan 13 – 15 Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival– Rogers City
Jan 21 – 23 MFDMO @ Sundance Film Festival – Park City, UT
Jan 25 – 29 Thunder Bay Film Festival – Alpena
Jan 27 – Feb 3 36 Hour ChallengeGrand Rapids Film Festival
Jan 28 – 29 24 Hour Teen Competition – Ann Arbor
Jan 30Let’s talk GR Music – Grand Rapids
Feb 3 – 5 Made-in-Michigan Film Festival – Frankenmuth
Feb 10 WYCE Jammie Awards @ The IntersectionGrand Rapids
Feb 25 Detroit Movie Magic Tour – Detroit History Tours
March 4 14th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival– Kalamazoo
March 12 Women’s Film Festival– Oakland University
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January 20 Kalamazoo Teen Film Festival
March 27 The Eclipse Awards
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MWN Blog Archive Auburn Hills Writers’ January 2017 Session #MichLit

Happy New Year Writers!

Our group meets Thursday, January 19th, at 6:30 pm in the the Auburn Hills Library located at 3400 Seyburn in Auburn Hills.

We will critique your work:

  • the writing you share for critique should be no more than two pages, double spaced (bring seven sets)
  • writers read their work aloud
  • all copies are returned after discussion

Member Blogs:

When on Facebook, check out our page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/519411564784720/

See you Thursday!

Mychelle Martin (Auburn Hills Writers Group), 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 removed from our list, thank you.

Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!!

Auburn Hills Public Library3400 East Seyburn Drive, Auburn Hills, MI (map)

  • Mychelle Martin
  • Fred Green
  • Natalie Ani Morgan-Nicolian
  • Charise
  • MC
  • sunny
  • Kenyetta
  • Jay Kinney

Writing exercises, discussion, networking and critique every 3rd Thursday at 6:30 at the Auburn Hills Library. Learn more

Hosted by: Mychelle Martin (Auburn Hills Writers Group)

This Meetup repeats on the 3rd Thursday of every month

Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!! 3 going Thu Feb 16 6:30 PM
Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!! 1 going Thu Mar 16 6:30 PM
Auburn Hills Writers Group Meeting!! 1 going Thu Apr 20 6:30 PM


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MWN Blog Archive O/T: #ReaderEvent Ozark Indie Bookfest #Missouri Oct 19-22 via @writejomichaels


Ozarks Indie Book Fest started out as a dream. A dream of bringing the world of indie authors, bloggers and readers together in the heart of the Ozarks, right here in Springfield, Missouri.
Register for the event at : http://ozarksindiebookfest.com/

Register for the event at : http://ozarksindiebookfest.com/

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New post on 3 Chicks and Some Books #3ChicksBooks

New post on 3 Chicks and Some Books

Writers’ manifesto for 2017 – take your imagination seriously

by @SylviaHubbard1

Reblogged from Nail Your Novel:

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A lucky turn of the radio dial this week and I got a real treat: the Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine interviewing Brian Eno. The whole piece is worth listening to, but this exchange particularly caught me.

Vine was trying to pin down what made some of Eno’s collaborators so special – David Bowie, David Byrne, Bryan Ferry. He said this: they all had ‘a different quality of imagination’.

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How To Write Diverse Characters and Why You Should Include Them

by @SylviaHubbard1

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We’re all human, big or small, white or black. We all occupy this earth, we’re all in this together.

So, what would make your novel any different?

A diverse character is a character just like any other. Don’t write them differently because it’s something new. Don’t view them as special because you’ve added them into the story.

Just include them.

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Watch “7 Steps to Write Your Novel. Plus How to Write a Novel in a Year” #motownwriters


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MWN Blog Archive Rochester Writers’ Group Meeting Schedule for 2017 via @talktravel #MichLit


The next writers’ group meeting is Tuesday, January 17, at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 7:30 p.m. Look for the table and chairs in the events area (however, we could be set up anywhere in the store). We meet the third Tuesday of the month to discuss the business of writing. It’s free and open to new, working, and published writers. Come once, once in a while, or every time.

Rochester Writers’ Group Meeting Schedule for 2017

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21

Print this page or mark your calendar for future reference.

For easy reminders, connect with us on Meetup, where all our meetings, events, and contests are announced.



Barnes & Noble offers us this meeting space as a courtesy. They have a wonderful selection of books, DVDs, and magazines. They offer many events free to the public. Please consider their annual membership to save on your purchases. B&N also has a nice cafe. Grab a coffee and join us at our next meeting.

Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble
2800 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

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Watch “Introduction to Ebook Publishing (#Smashwords tutorial series, #1)” on YouTube #motownwriters


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MWN Blog Archive #Detroit Book Event @ HoodBook HeadQuarters w/@jmbenjamin & #MichLit @renitamwalker via @DetroitAuthor

Join us January 14th as we welcome hard-hitting authors Renita M. Walker and Jm Benjamin to Hood Book Headquarters. Starting at 1pm 2407 E. 7 Mile, Warren MI.

check out more upcoming book signings at HoodBook Headquarters Book at

2407 E. 7 Mile, Warren MI

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MWN Blog Archive #MotownWriters @Meetup Location Change for 11/14 | DIA in #Detroit #MichLit

Tomorrow’s regular scheduled meeting (11/14)has been changed to the DIA on Woodward in Detroit (Across the street from the main library). Enter through the John R side into the Education Center and go to the Seminar RoomNo food or drinks permitted. Only water, please!
MotownWriters.com | @SylviaHubbard1

Please share this message to other writers and join us!

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Watch “Are You Overwhelmed By Promotion?” on YouTube via @sormag


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5 Things No One Told Me About Being an Author #motownwriters

Many writers are currently pushing themselves for NaNoWriMo. I’m not. I keep saying maybe one year. Apparently, this wasn’t my year. Again. I think part of it is I’m always in denial when November comes around. I refuse to accept another year is almost over. Anyway, I figure those who are participating don’t have time for a long blog post (which I seem doomed to write). So here’s a quickie for you to enjoy during a break from your literary madness.

5 Things No One Told Me About Being a Writer


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