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PLOT TWIST for Fiction Authors! #michlit #motownwriters Online Workshop w/@TenitaJEditor & @SylviaHubbard1 Sun, May 31, 2020 7:00 PM $

Tenita Chantilly Johnson Honored to tag team with Sylvia Hubbard-Hutula for PLOT TWIST! Fiction authors, this is JUST FOR YOU! Learn about character development, storyline, plot and more (without killing people in the first chapter)! Registration opens at 3 p.m. EST TODAY! Tag and share with a fiction author!  Register >>>https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plot-twist-writing-an-engaging…

Date And Time

Sun, May 31, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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Writing a fiction bestseller can be a roller coaster ride! Addis://www.eventbrite.com/e/plot-twist-writing-an-engaging-fiction-book-without-killing-your-character-tickets-103950821706wist! Learn how to write an engaging fiction book WITHOUT killing your characters (intentionally anyway).

In this session, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of chapter breakdowns

  • Creative freedom in fiction

  • Crafting your hero’s journey

  • And more!

*NOTE: Link to Zoom webinar will be sent 24 hours before live event!*

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#MotownWriters @meetup April11th @10am on FB group, with special guest Dr. Matthews, author & publisher | Topic: What is hybrid publishing?

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

Please join us today where Dr. De’Andrea Matthews of Claire Aldin Publications, hosts our 2nd Saturday meetup!

Topic: What is hybrid publishing? & Publishing Q & A

Network, ask questions and join us!

 

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Help Children Celebrate Life with a Reader’s Favorite @Leep4Joy Book by Patrice Lee #amreading

Buy Books Now on Amazon | Visit Author’s Website 

Buy Books Now on Amazon | Visit Author’s Website 

Children need to know that there will be circumstances in life; …but, a circumstance {even corona} is subject to change.  Insightful children’s author, Patrice Lee, writes to help parents talk about tough topics in “It’s Just A CIRCUMSTANCE!”

In It’s Just a CIRCUMSTANCE! children are very resilient.  They learn to live above negative circumstances with grace and gratitude, giving thanks for even the smallest blessing. {K-4th grade}

“The message you are sending to children and parents plays a very important role in forming a better functioning society of young leaders, doctors, conscious thinkers, etc., who will play crucial roles in future societies. Thanks for being such a strong trailblazer! Sending prayers your way.”   Sonya  

Thank you! Thank youThank you! …for what you’re doing for our families.” J.R., Counselor    

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Leep4Joy Books – for children PreK – 3rd grade

– children learn new lessons daily

– will increase your child’s learning curve

– help children improve language arts skills

– build self-esteem, confidence and character

– opens the door of communication between parent and child

– help children “live life happy” 
– and are full of faith, hope, healing and love
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CONTACT:

Shelley @248.613.5628

Twitter: @Leep4Joy / FB: Leep Joy

www.Leep4Joy.com

Buy Books Now on Amazon | Visit Author’s Website 

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#WritersWednesday #MotownWriters Author Feature S.L Jackson via @TCOHHdotORG #michiganwriters #michlit

Name of Author: S.L Jackson

Name of Book:Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

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Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

About this author:

S.L Jackson is an debut urban fantasy author from Inkster Michigan who chose to put his creativity to the test by writing an novella about animals in a jungle underworld.

 

Where are you from?

SL: Inkster, Mi

Tell us your latest news?

SL: Recently released my debut novella “Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle

When and why did you begin writing?

SL: I began writing early in my life about 4 th grade for a creative writing assignment.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

SL: Since 4 th grade

What inspired you to write your first book?

SL: I was inspired to write my book due to the facts I couldn’t get the character’s out of my head for

decades.

Do you have a specific writing style?

SL: I don’t think I’ve discovered my writing style yet, but this novella is a “urban fantasy.

How did you come up with the title?

SL: I came up with the title based on the story being about animals in their natural habitat.

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

SL: Yes, loyalty, family, honor and respect.

How much of the book is realistic?

SL: It’s an urban fantasy, however the realness in the love all the character’s share with each other.

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

SL: Some experiences are based on the way my family came together.

What books have most influenced your life most?

SL: The autobiography of Malcom X, and anything written by Donald Goines.

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

SL: I’d say Donald Goines

What book are you reading now?

SL: The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler by Robert Payne.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

SL: Too many to name and I don’t want to forget anyone.

What are your current projects?

SL: Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle.

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

SL: So far everyone I’ve came across.

Do you see writing as a career?

SL: Yes, I see writing as a career.

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

SL: I wouldn’t change anything about my current book.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

SL: I’ve always had an interest in writing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

SL: I don’t find anything challenging about writing I just like to let it flow.

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

SL: Donald Goines is my favorite; he paints a vivid picture with all his writings.

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

SL: Not as of now.

Who designed the covers?

SL: Michael Corvin

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

SL: Learning the actual business of publishing books.

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

SL: I learned that there is no set way to ensure book sales.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

SL: Write and never stop.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

SL: RESPECT URBAN AUTHORS (#respecturbanauthors)

Connect with this author

Author Website: www.linktr.ee/sljackson

Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

Facebook Link: www.facebook.com/sljackson0522

Twitter Link: @tcohhdotorg

IG: @sljackson3

Author Website| Buy Book |

Animal Instincts: The Urban Jungle by [Jackson, S.L]

https://amzn.to/2QlUqcu

 

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These Detroit spaces and organizations are helping to foster the city’s literary arts community via @modeld #motownwriters

http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/literary-arts-spaces-110519.aspx

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Clarification: The headline has been updated to reflect that this is not an exhaustive list of all of the literary arts spaces and organizations within the city.

Nothing says creative writing like the month of November. Since 1999, artists across the nation have spent the month’s 30 days putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) in the name of literary arts. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, inspires writers to exercise their craft, write in community, and for many, author a story from beginning to end. In honor of the month’s creative excitement, we’re taking a look at some of the spaces and programs around the city that foster literary growth year-round.

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https://www.modeldmedia.com/features/literary-arts-spaces-110519.aspx

 

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Confused & Frustrated about Holiday Book Selling? Join #MotownWriters #DIA #Detroit Sat, Nov9th @ 9:30am (@DIADetroit)

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS 

Holly Room in the lower level

(across street from DPL)

Enter at the John R entrance

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9:30am-11:30am

(Please forward this to a friend and bring several friends with you.)

See ya Saturday and please bring a donation to help us out.

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS NOVEMBER HOLIDAY LOCATION ONLY

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 9:30am-11:30am

Confused & Frustrated about Holiday Book Selling? Tips and Tricks coming to help you out!

Starting in November, Authors and Writers should be singing Readers to get in the mood to give the gift of reading and getting ready for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas and New Years.

Join us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our site at
MotownWriters.com

Also bring your literary challenges, new books to announce and achievements.

Networking is key to our survival as writers and authors! This is your chance to learn, network and connect!

OTHER EVENTS GOING ON AT DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS AFTER OUR PROGRAM

Humble and Human : Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts

 

https://www.dia.org/humbleandhumanexhibition

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019

https://www.dia.org/art/exhibitions/ofrendas-celebrating-el-d%C3%ADa-de-muertos-2019

 

Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment

https://www.dia.org/art/exhibitions/guests-honor-mus%C3%A9e-du-louvre-jean-antoine-houdon%E2%80%99s-portraits-americans-age

 

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Michigan mom faces jail time after returning library books two years late @nypost #motownwriters

https://nypost.com/2019/11/04/michigan-mom-faces-jail-time-after-returning-library-books-two-years-late/

 

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Upcoming Film Events and Submissions Due from @CreativeMich #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

Part of #CreativeMich Vol. 4 N. 168 (3/5/2019)

Events

March
7-9
 – Greater Farmington Film Festival – Farmington
12 – IGDA Detroit Monthly Meetup – Lawrence Tech, Southfield
12 – Filmmaker Community Mixer – Royal Oak
16 – Connect to KCAD – Grand Rapids
20-22 – 2019 MACUL Conference – Detroit
22 – Brew and View (Presented by Capital City Film Festival) – Friday – Lansing
26-31 – Ann Arbor Film Festival – Ann Arbor

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March
10 – Adrian International Film Festival
12 – The Eclipse Awards 

June
1- Thriller! Chiller! 

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Rochester Hills students create nonprofit to donate diverse books to public libraries VIA @Local4News @RochesterPLD #michiganwriters #motownwriters #writerslife #mittenlit #michlit

Rochester Hills students create nonprofit to donate diverse books to public libraries

By Koco McAboy – Reporter, Dane Sager Kelly

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A new donation from Girls of the Crescent to the Rochester Hills Public Library added to the diversity of the books available.

“We’re the public’s library,” said Christine Lind Hage, the director of the library. “We have 100,000 people, so our collection serves all of them.”

The library now has new books aimed at teenagers and children highlighting Muslim women as the main characters.

“There’s more traditional stories like ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Snow White,'” said Betsy Raczkowski, the manager of youth services at the library. “Every kid is going to recognize that and then there’s more cultural and religious books and then there’s also fun fiction.”

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HOW TO WRITE A BOOK TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS WITH SYLVIA HUBBARD Aug20th via CoOpExchange #oakpark #michiganwriters #businessbuilding | Register Now, Limited Seating

Learn how to write a book to build your business and corner your niche.

AUG

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HOW TO WRITE A BOOK TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS WITH SYLVIA HUBBARD

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Join Local #MichiganWriters @PontiacLibrary June16th Noon | SUPPORT LOCAL | READ A BOOK | ENCOURAGE LITERACY #motownwriters #writerslife #detroit

Join Romantic Suspense Author, @SylviaHubbard1, along with other local @MichiganWriters June16th Noon @PontiacLibrary | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/authors-expo-tickets-43905265832 

Purchase a book, get a beautiful reading treat!

SUPPORT LOCAL | READ A BOOK | ENCOURAGE LITERACY

#motownwriters #writerslife #detroit

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.@Donald_Levin’s New Book Launch is Coming June 21 via @GreyWolfe_Pub #michiganwriters #michlit #mittenlit #indiebooks

Just a quick reminder . . . the book launch party celebrating the publication of my fifth Martin Preuss mystery, AN UNCERTAIN ACCOMPLICE, is coming up in less than two weeks!
It’s at 7 pm on Thursday, June 21st, at the Grey Wolfe Scriptorium Bookstore, 145 E. 14 Mile, in Clawson in the Ace Hardware Plaza, one block east of Main Street. There’s a lot of construction on 14 Mile, but the bookstore parking lot is accessible either through 14 Mile or by circling around behind 14 and coming in through Bowers Street.
I’ll be signing and selling copies of the new book, and all the other books in the series will be available as well. We’ll have refreshments and live music. It’s free and open to the public, and friends and family are of course welcome.
Author’s Website: http://www.donaldlevin.com/

Author’s Website: http://www.donaldlevin.com/

To get all his books now, please click here https://amzn.to/2JuWbmf

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Character Counters – a one day writers workshop #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters June16th Metro #Detroit via @RichGoteri

This workshop will absolutely help ALL writers. Come learn a ton of things, have breakfast with us and HAVE FUN! More info https://www.gotericreativearts.com/screenwriting.html

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#Detroit Christian Writers Literacy Fair July 14th via @JonMWynne #michiganwriters #motownwriters #michlit

For the Christian Writers Literacy Fair we’re looking to encourage aspiring writers to go forward. We’re looking for up to 4 sponsors at $250 each and Vendors tables are only $30 up to 7 vendors will be able to talk about their work for an additional $20. There will be 3 workshops/ Seminars. 1. Raising A Writer (for parents) 2. Writing Your Book. 3. Publishing 101. The workshops are $5 per 1 hour session. We will have interactive story tellers for children. Writing Activity Stations for all ages 0-100. The event itself is free.

We hope you can sponsor. Vend or participate in some way. For Sponsor or Vendor Application or more info email me at nsptyouthevents

Please share with other writers, readers book clubs and community groups

rsvpmovement.com


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Character Counters – a one day writers workshop #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters June16th Metro #Detroit via @RichGoteri

This workshop will absolutely help ALL writers. Come learn a ton of things, have breakfast with us and HAVE FUN! More info https://www.gotericreativearts.com/screenwriting.html

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