Saturday, October 8, 201610:00 AM Detroit Library – Main5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI (edit map) 3rd flr Literary Arts Room (Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.) See ya Sat and please bring a donation to help us out.About the speaker: Because, he says, “God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things,” Pastor Kevin Wayne Johnson has taken up the task of developing individual and organizational operating excellence as his life’s ministry. He coaches in order to coax audiences to live out their gifts, and in the words of his national best-selling book series, to then “Give God the Glory!” This book series has earned the former radio and television host some 19 literary awards. Gayle King, an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine praised his work, writing to him that “Your book, Kevin, touched me.”Pastor Johnson provides organizations and the people who work within them with the tools to forge effective personal and interpersonal communication. He delivers training on the elements of dynamic relationships, to equip teams with the attitudes and attributes needed to develop individuals into leaders. An Independent certified coach, teacher and speaker with the nationally recognized John Maxwell Team, Pastor Johnson leads learning experiences that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the audience, to help maximize efficiency, growth, awareness and effectiveness. He is also dedicated to assisting authors in making their publishing dreams come true. He’s addressed and led workshops at major events including: the annual Harlem Book Fair, where he moderated a panel discussion on C-SPAN; Book Expo America at the Los Angeles Convention Center; the Capital Book Fest in the Washington D.C. metro area; and the Word Power International Book Fair in London, England. In addition he’s presented sessions before major Christian writers and publishers groups, as well as before national Christian leadership development conventions. http://www.KevinWayneJohnson.comRSVP now and then share this with other writers! All are welcome! Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and successes! Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect! RSVP NOW! http://www.meetup.com/michiganliterarynetwork/events/233772186/
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What with Barnes & Noble CEO Len Riggio apparently determined to run the retailer into the ground, now is as good of a time as any to start brainstorming ideas for what can be done with the soon to be closed B&N stores.
Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration
The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.
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#MotownWriters @Meetup @DetroitLibrary 10am 9/10 wsg @LaTanyaOrr, Brand Strategy
Saturday, September 10, 2016
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#MotownWriters @Meetup @DetroitLibrary Explorer’s Room 10am Sept 10th wsg LaTanya Orr, Brand Strategist
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Every month we ask this of our participants when we meet. I find this helps give us direction, a goal, a place marker to show we’ve progress. Whether you’re a reader or writer, you can answer this question and we’d like you hear your answer.
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For indie authors, Facebook is one of the best ways to reach your audience. As of April 2016, Facebook has 1.65 billion monthly active users and 1.09 billion people logging in daily, according to Zephoria.
With that in mind, it’s probably safe to say that if you’re reading this, you are at least familiar with Facebook.
Summer Writing Contest Deadline is August 31
The Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest
is NOW accepting submissions. Low Entry Fee – Cash Prizes – Four Categories
Fall Writers’ Conference Opens Registration
The Ninth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference
has opened registration. Early Bird Sign-Ups are available for 30 days. The one-day event takes place at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan on Saturday, October 8, 2016
. Fiction and Non-Fiction workshops, panels, and lectures run9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
with a keynote speaker, lunch, and all day refreshments included. Winners of the current contest will get a chance to read their winning entry at the conference.
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- $39,000 Short Story Prize: The Sunday Times Short Story Awards
The world’s biggest prize for short stories is now open to submissions. Sponsored by EFG International and The Sunday Times, the prize offers £30,000 ($39,000 USD) for the winning short story. According to the website: The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story… Keep reading…
- $300 for Superhero Stories to Be Published in “Behind the Mask”
Meerkat Press is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming anthology Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology. They want stories about the ordinary challenges faces by extraordinary superheroes. How do they cope with growing old, changing diapers, or simply fitting in? Meerkat is paying 2-8 cents per word, for stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words. The… Keep reading…
- 6 Websites & Blogs that Pay $50+ Per Post
The following is a list of website and blogs that pay writers $50+ per post. They include a diverse set of topics. For even more websites that pay writers, check out this list of 75 websites that pay writers. If you’ve recently been paid to write for a blog or website, please report a payment… Keep reading…
- 6 Magazines that Pay $200+ Per Article
The following is a list of magazines that pay writers at least $200 for some of the writing they publish. Keep in mind that pay rates to fluctuate, and may still need to be negotiated. If you’ve been paid by a magazine recently, please report a payment on Litworth. For even more magazines that pay,… Keep reading…
- The Binge Watching Cure: $500 for Short Stories
The Binge Watching Cure, a forthcoming anthology to be published in 2017, is currently seeking submissions of short stories. They pay $200 for short stories under 5,000 words, and $500 for stories that are longer. They want stories of nearly every length, from 100 words, to 25,000 words. According to their website: “The Binge-Watching Cure will… Keep reading…
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When I started blogging in 2012, creating a Facebook page linked to the blog was a natural move. Every blogger had one. I followed a few bloggers’ Facebook pages and even found new bloggers via Facebook shares.
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Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you have dreams of baking for a living? Do you see entrepreneurship or community activism in your future? If so, join the women of Please Pardon My Dust: I’m Under Construction, on Monday, August 22nd, from 7 – 8:30pm for an evening of networking and discussions. Listen as we share stories and answer questions on how we got started and what keeps us motivated. We hope to motivate you too!
Fight For Your Life Founder: Andrea Franklin
Ask Jennyfer and All Things Detroit founder: Jennyfer Crawford
Yumbitz Founder: Monica Martin
Salon Ambiance Owner: Kelli Williams
Author and Motivational Speaker Monica R. Sholar will serve as host, and will co-moderate the panel with Author and Social Media Librarian SJ Lomas.
We look forward to networking with you and building dreams together.
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