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#Motownwriters: What is your biggest marketing fear this month? What marketing challenges have you overcome?

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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing

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#Motownwriters: What is your biggest marketing fear this month? What marketing challenges have you overcome?

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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing

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#Motownwriters: What is your biggest marketing fear this month? What marketing challenges have you overcome?

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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing #April

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I’m always available to answer questions for you because it may be the questions millions of other authors are trying to get answers and the answer we come up with could help not only you, but others as well.

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What is your literary challenge for the month? #marketing #writing #reading #publishing #April

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I’m always available to answer questions for you because it may be the questions millions of other authors are trying to get answer and the answer we come up with could help not only you, but others as well.

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EyeSpecs- Post #5

Are you an author, writer, blogger, book promoter, book marketer, book coach, or publisher? Drop in weekly on the Motown Writers Network site where Eyeology INC will post snippets, tips, videos, quotes, and Q/A’s to bring value to whatever it is that you do.

Today’s #Q&A

social-media-outletA. Yes, using only one social media platform can hurt you. For new authors and writers each social media platform is the equivalent of television, radio, print advertisement, and other forms of marketing. Utilizing only one source is like saying “All my readers live on one block so I’m going to put up a billboard at one end of the block.” Well, that’s great, but what if they drive the other way? The other end of the block could either be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Musical.ly, Snapchat, Pinterest, or Tumblr depending upon your target market. If you’re concerned that you won’t be able to manage them all then start out with one, get a rhythm going, master it, and then make sure to add another social media platform as you become comfortable. Remember, you want to be everywhere that your readers are and different social media platforms give you the opportunity to be found as your readers are able to narrow their search by using hashtags. #books #readers #authors #writers branding #marketing #promotions #coaching #brandstrategy  #businessstrategy #instagram #facebook #twitter #snapchat #musically #socialmediastrategy #socialmedia #socialmediacampaigns #socialmediacreation #socialmediaidentity #socialmediastrategy

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EyeSpecs- Post #4

Are you an author, writer, blogger, book promoter, book marketer, book coach, or publisher? Drop in weekly on the Motown Writers Network site where Eyeology INC will post snippets, tips, videos, quotes, and Q/A’s to bring value to whatever it is that you do.

Today’s #Q&A

 

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A. Most people think that it’s quantity verses quality. That’s not so. It’s not “how many” people are following you but “who’s” following you. Take a look at the kind of people who’s following you versus the kind of people that you want your brand to attract. “Who’s” following you says more about your brand than the number of people following your brand. Think about it: you can have thousands of people who follow you that will never like your posts or purchase anything from your brand but having the total opposite situation where you have twenty-two die hard followers and all twenty-two followers are loyal, purchase your merchandise, share your posts, and support your cause will have more of an impact. Basically having hundreds of thousands of people following you will almost never guarantee “likes”, sales, or even more followers. Yes, it may add to the number of people who know that your product, service, or brand exists but as algorithms go they may never see your content because they haven’t related to anything you’ve said since they began following you which won’t make your content a priority on their timeline. In order to translate that number into significance you MUST begin to direct your content in a way that would guarantee results. You must begin to think more in terms of quality in everything that you do, and bring value to those that you seek to attract. The way that you bring value determines your results.
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ALERT: AUTHORS!! Don’t break the bank on editing. @AuthorCKBrooke #amediting

CKBrookeEditing Get affordable, professional, quality flat-rate editing, just $175 for 50-85K words. That’s it. (Less for shorter!)

Plus, I don’t just copy-edit for grammar and spelling, but analyze content (POV, plot holes, inconsistencies, etc.) to bring your manuscript to publication/submission-ready quality. Visithttp://ckbrooke.com/editing/ to learn more.

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[@IndiesUnlimited] Five Social Media Engagement Tips for Writers #repost

 

Five Social Media Engagement Tips for Writers

by Martin Crosbie

writers and social media marketing business-people-1166576_1920Are you gaining maximum bounce from your social networks? AreFacebook’s new algorithms helping or hindering you from adding readers to your mailing list? Are Instagramand LinkedIn helping you gain subscribers? What about Twitter orPinterest? What are they doing for you? Did you know there’s an actual condition called “Social Media Fatigue”? Yes, there is. Are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Read more of this post

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Michigan State Fair Going Literary with Detroit Little Libraries and Local Authors @313libraries

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Michigan State Fair Going Literary with Detroit Little Libraries and Local Authors

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The State Fair and Detroit Little Libraries have teamed up to bring some literary art to the State Fair in Nov. this Sept. 1-5.  Twenty Little Free Libraries, painted and embellished by artists, will be on display during Labor Day weekend. Fair goers can vote on their favorites at the fair and on Facebook, with winning artists receiving awards of $1,000 to $100!

The little libraries will then be placed at at some of the most high profile and popular Urban Garden locations in Detroit, filled with donated books for adults and children, focusing on Michigan authors.
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Along with the little libraries, the State Fair is going literary with special Michigan author appearances. Kick off day on Sept. 1, will feature popular young adult book author Jonathon Rand, creator of the Michigan Chillers and American Chillers mystery book series. The rest of the weekend will feature a “Reader’s Round-Up” with a broad slate of talented Michigan authors meeting readers of all ages and signing books.

Come to the Fair. Check out the arty libraries and meet a favorite author!

 

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“My Note Taking & Brainstorming Process” Video #MotownWriters #michlit

I get asked a lot of how to start writing and I thought I’d. idolatry this video. 

For authors how do you write?

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Strike A Post Booksigning #Detroit w/@LatanyaOrr @DetroitLibrary Parkman Branch April 25th

A special AUTHOR MEET & GREET, NEXT MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 25, 2016 @ 6pm at the PARKMAN BRANCH of the Detroit Public Library located at 1766 Oakman (@Dexter). LaTanya Orr will be doing a reading/sharing my story and a booksigning. This is a FREE event. Books will be available for $20. Light refreshments served. 

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MWN Author Spotlight With Colleen Nye @Collen_Nye


This week, we turn the spotlight on author Colleen Nye!

Colleen Nye started writing at an early age. Between school writing assignments and her love of reading in early elementary school. In high school, she submitted some of her poems and short stories to various mediums including anthologies, newspapers, magazines and contests. Several of which were published and won her awards including a few editor’s choice awards, placements in contests and even The Sarah Endres Award for Young Writers. Colleen also started a poetry club in her high school where she held weekly meetings to share her writings with her fellow classmates and to be able to hear what others were writing. She wanted other young writers to be proud to share their writing.10565025_10205362322363567_7582468024910774528_n

As an adult, she branched out and worked as a freelance writer for corporations and non-profit organizations, writing press releases for newspapers, magazines and online blogs and web sites. She also worked with politicians to create campaign and promotional fliers, bios and web site blurbs. Other works she has done have been research and photography for a few Mid-Michigan sites highlighted in the book Paranormal Lansing by Nicole Bray and Robert DuShane. She’s also worked with several companies, creating their how-to articles and product descriptions.

In 2009, Colleen joined a writer’s group called Writing at the Ledges in her home town of Grand Ledge, MI. In 2010, they published their second anthology of the group’s poems, short stories, memoirs and essays entitled Seasons of Life. Colleen’s short story, “Full Circle” was a part of this book, being one of the longer pieces and receiving several great reviews. In 2012, the group published their third anthology, in which, Colleen had two short stories.

In 2008, Colleen collaborated with her friend, Carrie Peterson, about a dream Carrie had one night. This dream became part of the opening sequence for her novel, When In Maui. Carrie’s dream and her friendship help Colleen shape When In Maui into Colleen’s first full length novel, published in 2012.

In 2013-14, she wrote a tech thriller, Immersion. Signing it with Anchor Group Publishing and released 2015. A story she’s anxious to see reach a wider audience. Anchor Group also picked up When in Maui, an opportunity Colleen is very excited to see develop.

Colleen currently lives in Michigan with her two daughters – a budding chef and an aspiring free spirit that rivals her own inner gypsy. She is teaching writing classes locally. Her next novel? She’s working on a few projects and anxious to share them with you all.

Where are you from?

Michigan

Tell us your latest news?

#1 The first book in my new anthology series, The Lunch Time Anthologies: Gable Heights, is signed with Anchor Group Publishing. These anthologies are full length novels where I write the over-arching storyline, and a group of authors write pieces that fit into the story to complete it. Book two is under way, and I’m gathering authors for book three currently.

#2 I am signed to be in Nashville, TN, St. Louis, MO and NYC next year, as well as several other expos and conventions, signing at their annual large conventions as well as the first Indie con in London England in 2017… so busy times are coming!

When and why did you begin writing?

I started writing when I was a kid. Having the childhood I did, I loved to escape, making my own alternate realities in my mind, imagining what life COULD be like. As I got older, I realized that people liked my stories. So, now I write them to share them as well as help others do the same.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? Always? LOL But probably when my first solo novel was published in 2012. I’d had short stories, poems, content, releases, etc all published, but there’s something different about seeing an entire book that you created on shelves.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My first finished, solo novel was inspired by one of my best friend’s dreams that she “forced” me to listen to when I thought my life was falling apart… yes, like a dream she had while sleeping. It’s the opening scene to the book.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I don’t think so?

How did you come up with the title?

Titles are odd for me. I toil on them really hard… then BAM… something comes to me. I’ll keep thinking on it for a bit to be sure, but I always come back to that BAM moment one.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

In When in Maui? Just that all things are possible. In Immersion? To stop letting corporations feed us things that are bad for us and politics to back them up in doing it. It’s GOOD to take a stand when it’s for the right thing.

How much of the book is realistic?

I think Immersion is actually more realistic than When in Maui, oddly enough.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Nope.

What books have most influenced your life most?

Greg Bear’s Blood Music. It changed my life as a teen and opened my eyes. Hands down.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Dean R Koontz. I love his work and how he’s evolved over the decades. But Cassandra Clare for her amazing world she’s created and has been able to write so many books in that world without getting dry or messing up the continuity.

What book are you reading now?

I am finishing up Amy Bartol’s Sea of Stars and starting my ARC of Stacey Rourke’s Steam. Amy’s next book in The Kricket Series is slated to come out in September, and Steam comes out in September as well. I’m due a review and a blog stop for Steam, so i need to make sure I’ve gotten it read… plus, that series is awesome!

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Abigail Gibbs, she’s so young yet so well written. Amy Bartol has a great imagination. Clay Dugger… He wrote a piece for Gable Heights, and he paints characters like I rarely see… such depth that you actually feel like you can meet them.

What are your current projects?

I am working on more books for The Lunch Time Anthologies series as well as co-leading a 5 book anthology release called Debut Collective, slated to be out June 2016. I’m also working on When in Maui 2, tentatively names When in Doubt.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

Just one? I really can’t. My support has not really come from within my family. The bulk of my support has been from friends of mine that have been there along my journey, and I love them all equally.

Do you see writing as a career?

Yes. One day, I will make it my full time career.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Not at all.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Escaping reality

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

The 1st chapter of When in Doubt is in the back of When in Maui. You can get your copies on Amazon and other retailers.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Keeping up with all of my ideas. LOL

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I love so many, but I can repeat about Cassandra Clare… LOVE her world she’s created and the way she keeps the story together!

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I do, and I have so much more traveling coming up.

Who designed the covers?

Depends on the book.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Keeping up with my mind.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I learned so much about how I LOVE to write.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep working on it and do NOT complicate the process.

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Immersion

Blurb:
Three things Seren knew: #1 Her life felt odd being so tame. #2 She lost her parents when she was young and missed then dearly. #3 Her life was never going to be the same after the day Chase came back into it.
In a world, not unlike our own the economy has tanked allowing the inhabitants to seek solace in a world of virtual gaming. Now, money hungry corporations will stop at nothing to make a buck, even if that means releasing a product that will claim millions of lives.

Tagline:

What happens when the game turns to genocide?

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Blub:

Alice Tyler’s whirlwind vacation to Maui was supposed to be a great time with friends, an escape from all things stressful. Instead she found herself right in the middle of stress and without her best friend, Vivianne Cook. That stress? It went by the name Ryan Perry. He not only adds to Alice’s high pressure life but terrifies her by falling for her while on the island. Ryan then enlists Vivianne to help him convince her friend that fears can be overcome and happily ever afters can exist. But can Alice clear these emotional hurdles before losing Ryan forever?
And what happens when the tables are turned? Can Vivianne find her own Prince Charming and the fairy tale ending she dreams of?
Through hilarious situations and side-splitting adventures the two women lean on each other in a journey of self-discovery only to find their true selves are not at all who they thought themselves to be.

Tagline:

What if your celebrity crush was attainable?

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The Lunch Time Anthologies: Gable Heights

Blurb:

Rachel and Cam met through a tragedy. Their lives were very different from each other’s. But their bond and the events that unfold will set them on a coarse that could lead to good finally prevailing over bad in the upper middle class, suburban town of Gable Heights, Louisiana… or get them killed. Through Rachel’s drive to tell the world how every city has an underbelly, she embarks on an entire list of interesting characters and their stories. But who’s watching and wondering what she’s going to do with all of that information?

Tagline:
Every city has an underbelly.

 

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