Notes frm #MotownWriters @Meetup 1/10/15…Add yr own New Year Goals and Tips

New Year Literary Endeavors

Baby steps count too

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Discussion outline of our January monthly meetup at The Detroit Public Library Main Branch. We meet every 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon. Interested in Joining us next month, please feel free to come or RSVP at

Please feel free to share this post with another writer, author, poet or group!

Writing Goals

Realistic Monthly Writing Goals

Word Count

Page Count

Publishing Goals

Set timelines.

Get a publishing buddy

Find someone who is ahead of the publishing goals and help them out to learn from them


Offline – placing marketing material places in state and out of state

Visiting networking groups related to book or the writing industry

Supporting other authors and ppl in your book’s genre


Social networks

Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google, Youtube

Produce one audio file and one video file a month

Produce one blog post a month

Get a free account at Hootsuite to make posting easier for yourself


Find one event to speak at, perform at, teach at… online or off line.

Easy one… check out blogtalkradio and set up an interview for yourself

Get a blog to be featured on

Offline… check out churches, library or youth groups in the area to speak at about your genre, specialty or book


Get a buddy

Budget monthly

Do ONE thing in your goal sheet and then next month try to do two things and next month do three… and so on

Come back to Motown Writers and give us an update.

January group goal

Take one selfie of you and another writer. Post it to social media with a hashtag of #motownlit


Now add your beginning of the year goals and any tips you can offer to other writers! See you next meeting.

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30 Day Writing Challenge- Blog challenge! Part1 #amwriting #motownlit

30 Day Writing Challenge: Part 1 | Pleasantly Practical James –

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Motown Literary Network

The Motown Literary Network has been live on since fall of 2009, with nearly 10,000 downloads. Our 30 minute, weekly show airs Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. EST with a focus on everything related to the literary world, from the writing process to author highlights to the nuts and bolts of publishing. Although the show can be heard by listeners all over the world, and our guests may come from all over the country, our target audience is readers and writers in Michigan with an interest in the Michigan literary community. Established in 2000, Motown Writers Network and The Michigan Literary Network were created to strengthen Michigan’s Literary Community. Drawing readers, writers, authors, poets and more together, the networks’ mission is to connect readers to Michigan literary works, educate and connect writers and poets to resources, provide events and venues for authors to showcase their work and a lot more. To sign up for updates on The Michigan Literary Network, click here. Visit our website and help strengthen the Michigan Literary Network, by sending our information to other readers and writers!

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#MotownWriters Monthly @Meetup Jan 10th New Loc: @DetroitLibrary Main Branch

Motown Writers | Join4Free

Motown Writers | Join4Free


  • Saturday, January 10, 2015

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Detroit Library – Main

    5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map)

  • on the 3rd floor. Check w/security to be sure.
  • This is the Detroit Motown Writers Meetup where special guest speakers talk about their literary journey, we share our challenges and struggles and we help each other.

    Want to announce an event? Want to share your book struggles?

    Want to announce your book’s birth?

    Got a question! Come in! Join us!

    Donations are asked, but donation of your time means a lot as well.

    Please take note of our new location in the Detroit Public Library on the 3rd floor, but if confused just as security on the first floor that will tell you exactly where we will be at… Can’t wait to see you.. And you’ll have to bring your own coffee!



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Write and write and write until…. #amwriting

One of my faves! Plenty more where this came from. Write and write and write until the words flow an… –


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motownwriters. com 2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Motown Writers Network Author Feature~Victor ‘Billione’ Walker

Originally posted on Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network:

Billione This week’s featured author is no stranger to the limelight, so shining a light on him is something he’s used to! A singer, poet and author, Billione (pronounced bil-LEE-yon) is one of Detroit’s most up and coming people to keep an eye on. He is the author of several books, including his most recent poetic play the Birth of Mars, and No Tea. No Shade, a novel set in Detroit. His thought provoking work touches on various subjects related to being a Detroit native, LGBT experiences and examining masculinity.

Come and experience the gifted one, Billione, as we talk to him about his work!

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Detroit. Most of my writing is pulled from my experiences as a Detroiter.
Tell us your latest news?

I recently released my first work of fiction entitled No Tea. No Shade. Set in Detroit, it is…

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The Red Ink Conference: The Premier Conference for Editors & Authors

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Red Ink Conference Ad and Sponsorship Packet

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A Christmas Evening With Beverly


Calling out around the globe, are you ready for a brand new treat? Come join us for an exiciting Christmas evening with famed romance writer, Beverly Jenkins, also known as BJ. This is an invitation to all of her readers, a chance for fans to meet. There’ll be laughing, book signing, reading,  music playing, modeling, dining and characters swaying .  Now, it does matter what you wear, so let us see you there. So come on fans, grab your books and reserve your seat, and meet us at:

The Henry, Autograph Collection Hotel

300 Town Center Drive

 Dearborn, MI 48126

Friday, December 19, 2014

from 8:30 pm to 1:00 am.

A Christmas Evening with Beverly

 About Beverly

Beverly Jenkins is a bestselling Blackboard author.  She has written over thirty books to date. Beverly writes some of the best Historical Romance novels for any savvy reader.

She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards and a Pioneer Award from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.

The fourth book in the Blessings series: A Wish and A Prayer was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award.

Parties & Celebrations 

Early Bird Registration – $45.00

Must register by December 10th to receive this special deal

$55.00 after 12/10/14

Registration will close December 15, 2014

Registration Includes: The Reception, a Door Prize, Live Entertainment, and more…

Book your room rate: An Evening With Beverly Jenkins

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For More Information or Questions:

Call Lady Grenae at 248- 894-3292

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BOOK REVIEW: Lenderrick C. Jones

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Lenderrick C. Jones (click pic for review) Lenderrick C. Jones
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Michigan Male Authors: Help support #MotownWriters literacy efforts #RealMenRead #mwn #amreading #MotownLit #Detroit

realmenReadAre you interested?

Please fill out the form to show your interest…

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Heal Your Heart ~ Dr. Eddie Connor Jr.

Eddie Connor JrEmpowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose is the real life message shared by Dr. Eddie M. Connor, Jr. who is a survivor of stage 4 cancer.

Dr. Connor is a resident of Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. As a product of a divorced family, Dr. Connor realizes that he was not born with a silver spoon, but discovered strength in the midst of struggle.

Dr. Connor empowers people as an Author, International Speaker, College Professor, Mentor, Political Advisor, Teacher, and Radio/TV Correspondent on CBS/CW 50. He shares his story of overcoming cancer in his 5 books:Purposefully Prepared to Persevere, Collections of Reflections: Symphonies of Strength – Volumes 1-3, E.CON the ICON: from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama, Unwrap The Gift In YOU, and Heal Your Heart.



Heal Your Heart

Author: Dr. Eddie Connor Jr.

Facebook Page: EddieConnorJr

Twitter: @EddieConnorJr

Amazon: Heal Your Heart

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ShuPolish Editing Services… Resources for authors of nonfiction and women’s fiction books…#Motownlit #michlit


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#Detroit Ready 2 Publish/Market that book?Join #MotownWriters Nov8th


#Detroit Ready 2 Market that book?Join #MotownWriters Nov8th 

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ShuPolish Editing Services… Resources for authors of nonfiction and women’s fiction books…#Motownlit #michlit


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