Sunday, March 17, 2019

Register NOW for the Rochester Writers' Spring Conference @RochWriters March30th #michlit #motownwriters #michiganwriters

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Register NOW for the March 30 Rochester Writers' Spring Conference at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan
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All About Self-Publishing

Workshops, Lectures and Panel Discussions for the Indie Author

Keynote Presenter: Sylvia Hubbard – Why I’m a Self-Published Author

  • Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Held in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan
Featured Speakers Include:
Presentations Include:
  • Why I’m a Self-Published Author
  • Publishing from Indie Author to International Distribution
  • Is Self-publishing Right for You?
  • Comparing Traditional Publishing to Self-Publishing
  • Self-publishing: The Numbers
  • Building an Indie Publishing Company
  • Myths & Facts of Self-Publishing
  • Presenter’s Panel Discussion
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Lev Raphael has published twenty-five books in many genres: memoir, mystery, advice for writers, essays, literary fiction, historical fiction, supernatural fiction, short story collections, psychology, biography, and self-help for adults and children. His fiction and creative non-fiction have been taught at colleges and universities coast-to-coast and he’s had stories and essays appear in several dozen anthologies in the U.S. and England, and has been translated into fifteen languages.
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Colleen Gleason is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author who has written more than forty novels in a variety of genres, including paranormal, steampunk, historical fiction, dystopian fiction, YA fiction, and more. She’s written for Penguin, HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Chronicle Books. She currently writes for Kensington Books and also indie-publishes several books a year.
 
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Practical Steps to Achieve your Writing Dreams - @DetroitWriting #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters Sign up for classes NOW #keeplearningToEarning

Your dreams are as realistic as the work you’re willing to put in.
Are you putting in the work needed to achieve your writing goals? Are you sitting down and facing the blank page? If not, what do you need to do to change that?
After exhaustion comes creativity.
Writing isn't easy. After you're exhausted, after you've survived the first draft and made it to THE END, that is when the real spark of creativity starts to burn.
So let yourself find creative exhaustion. Your work will be better for it.
Let your learning lead to action.
Mimic writers who are where you want to be. Write like yourself, but learn from their hard work. Set goals: word counts and deadlines. Reverse engineer what your heroes did to get where they are. Identify replicable steps and practice them as often as you can.
Our dreams start to feel real the moment we start to work on them.
Progress is a magic trick that wills us to keep going. Writing is a solitary endeavor and is more manageable in community. If you're looking for a community that will hold you accountable for your dreams, we think you'll like Writing Workshops Detroit. There is a place for you and your work in one of our upcoming classes.
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FINISH YOUR BOOK! Do you feel like you can never find the time to write? Have you been chipping away at the same manuscript forever without much progress? Do you need a system that can get you to typing “The End” with success and satisfaction? Wrangling a fickle muse to meet a deadline—or just to get rid of that looming blank page—is a life-skill for everyone who wants to get serious about their writing. Allie Pleiter, the bestselling author of over 40 books, shares the nuts and bolts of how to manage your muse. You'll learn how to set goals and deadlines that reflect your personal writing style and speed--and smart ways to get faster when you need it. Join the thousands of other writers who have mastered the writing process using Pleiter's popular Chunky Method. With a useful mix of the practical, the inspirational, and the nitty-gritty real life of it all, this workshop gives aspiring or working writers the tools they need to make the magic happen.
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Many of us have a story about ourselves-- our homes, our families--that we're burning to explore; those "moments big as years" Keats wrote of that we often return to, compelled to share. In this class, writers will work on long-form projects exploring their experiences, whether sculpting the first draft of a memoir, digging into a revision, or developing a linked collection of personal essays. Topics will include developing- and maintaining- a writing practice, striking the balance of scene and summary, and developing a vivid and authentic voice.
8-Week Intro to Memoir
This mixed levels workshop for short story writers and novelists offers a supportive, enthusiastic community for exchanging stories and ideas. Together, we'll explore the craft of fiction, read great writing, and support each other in a workshop centered on constructive critique. We will explore techniques such as narrative voice, place, character development, and plot. Each writer will have two opportunities to workshop up to 25 pages and receive typed commentary from the instructor and peers. No prior experience in fiction is required, but courage is highly recommended.
8-Week Mixed Levels Fiction
A great story can really pass the time--for the reader, and for its characters. Artful pacing can stretch an hour into an entire chapter or jump from one year to the next in the span of a single paragraph. When it's successful, we barely notice that we've been fast-forwarded or sent back in time. When it's not, we feel jarred--and cheated. If you’re a new or practicing fiction writer who'd like to embark on an intensive study of the narrative time machine, this clinic-style workshop will help you hustle when you need to and hold the important notes when you want to. We'll use short stories and novel excerpts to inform our craft. No text is required; all readings will be provided by the instructor. 
4-Week Pacing & the Narrative Arc
In this 8-week course for screenwriting novices, the student will receive a comprehensive overview of the basics of screenwriting, and will leave the class with the skills needed to confidently begin the process of outlining and writing an original screenplay. Primarily lecture-based, each week we will cover/review topics that the student will have read about in the assigned readings.
8-Week Intro to Screenwriting
This 8-week course will take students beyond the fundamentals of screenwriting to examine complex and archetypal characters, character arcs, building tension through your acts, and the four throughlines essential to every successful screenplay. In addition, we will delve deeper into three act structure and the techniques needed to strengthen your story.
8-Week Intermediate Screenwriting
Have you always dreamed of making comics? This 8-week course will address the fundamentals of writing for comics, covering aspects unique to the medium such as the importance of page turns, the advantages and pitfalls of captions, working with an artist, and more. We will also cover the increasing number of options for publishing your story and resources for finding the right team to bring your story to life.
8-Week Graphic Novel & Comics
Apply for Writing Workshops Paris by March 15th and study in the heart of literary Paris with award-winning New York Timescolumnist DIANA SPECHLER (GQ, Harper's, Esquire, Tin House, Paris Review) and 2018 National Book Award finalist BRANDON HOBSON. Learn more at the Writing Workshops Paris website.
Apply Now!
We're proud of our students and you can read some of their Testimonials to see what they have to say about us. And: we'd love to be part of your writing journey as well!
Feel free to respond to this email with any questions you might have. We hope to see you in class this spring!
Happy Writing!
Blake Kimzey
Executive Director, Writing Workshops Detroit
 
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Friday, March 15, 2019

All About Self-Publishing March 30 Oakland University #rochesterwriters #michiganwriters #michlit REGISTER NOW

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Register NOW for the March 30 Rochester Writers' Spring Conference at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Register by March 17 for the Best Rate. Price includes all day coffee, morning snacks, lunch, keynote, and all sessions.
Event Flyer with Date and Name Info

All About Self-Publishing

Workshops, Lectures and Panel Discussions for the Indie Author

Keynote Presenter: Sylvia Hubbard – Why I'm a Self-Published Author

  • Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Held in the Oakland Center at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan

Featured Speakers Include:

Presentations Include:

  • Why I'm a Self-Published Author
  • Publishing from Indie Author to International Distribution
  • Is Self-publishing Right for You?
  • Comparing Traditional Publishing to Self-Publishing
  • Self-publishing: The Numbers
  • Building an Indie Publishing Company
  • Myths & Facts of Self-Publishing
  • Presenter's Panel Discussion
Register NOW
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MAR 30 Flint Festival of Books by Alternative Solutions

Date And Time

Sat, March 30, 2019
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Location

Flint Farmers Market
300 E. First Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
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Description

The Festival serves as a community platform for its rich literary culture, talent, and arts. The event is FREE to the public. The Festival will promote the Flint area by highlighting the contributions of local entrepreneurs and authors. It will also add value to our community and offers “something for everyone.”
The Festival of Books pride itself in bringing together the past and present generations and utilizing space to create local history and an authentic experience. Through educational workshops, live entertainment, shopping marketplace, Kids Zone, arts and crafts, book signings, and author panels, it’s our goal to make Flint one of the leading destination cities in the state of Michigan for literacy.
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MAY 12 Living a Non-Negotiable Lifestyle Book Launch (Meet the Authors) by UCSMG #detroitreads #michlit


Date And Time

Sun, May 12, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Location

The COOP Exchange
25900 Greenfield Rd
Suite 326
Oak Park, MI 48237
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Description


Professionals have joined together to create a book on how to live a Non-Negotiable Lifestyle. This one day will celebrate the authors and the women that understand what it takes to live Non-Negotiable. This book launch will connect dreamers, doers, creators and finishers focused on sharing about how they live NON-NEGOTIABLE. Their ambitious nature of overcoming obstacles and staying in the drivers seat of achieving goals.
Meet the authors who are celebrating triumphs, ambition, success and tell the story of how to go beyond negative to positive, large to small success and the journey to achieve greatness.
The event is sponsored by:
The COOP Exchange, Photography by Shawn Rochelle, Bar services by U Drink I Make Dj Rue, food provided by Culinarian's Corner and Confection's Factory and so much more.
This event will have great prize giveways, readings from the authors and more for all that attend.
The Anthology was created by:
Brandi C Shelton the founder of Brandi's Principles and the creator of the Ambition Project will be celebrating great accomplishments, serving others on their journey into embracing business and the creation of this anthology along with first time authors and other self published authors that have something to share.


Presenting the 2019 Hal Prize via @DoorCountyPulse #callforsubmission #contest #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, Wisconsin, proudly presents the 2019 Hal Prize.Door County Pulse
The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Thomas Pecore Weso, Ira Sukrungruang and Cynthia Swanson, and photographer Tytia Habing.
The Hal Prize offers publication in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue, reading a readership of 18,000. Cash awards of up to $150, a week stay at Write On, Door County (a literary retreat located in the heart of the Door Peninsula), a class at Peninsula School of Art (a nationally recognized year-round destination for artists and art appreciators), and other prizes will be awarded.
The Hal Prize is presented in collaboration with Write On, Door County, a nonprofit organization promoting writing and reading to year-round and seasonal residents in the county.
The Hal Prize is held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, by offering commentary and encouragement to promising writers and photographers.
All submissions will be accepted digitally. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
For complete submission guidelines and to submit your creative work, click here.

Use quirky April holidays for book promotion


quirky April holidays
Schedule some fun into your book promotion in April by taking advantage of some of the quirkier holidays and special occasions that month brings us.
Use one or two of them as a springboard for an image you share on social media, a blog post that sparks conversation, or some free publicity.
Working a fun holiday into your book marketing activity on an ongoing basis is a great way to overcome marketing fatigue.
read more https://buildbookbuzz.com/use-quirky-april-holidays-for-book-promotion/

JUN 08 My Book Buddy's 2019 Summer Book Club (Ages 8 - 14) - EARLY BIRD by Nina Metroit #Detroit #Southfield

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My Book Buddy has officially opened registration for its 2019 Summer Book Club! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS RSVP ONLY RESERVES YOUR READER'S SPOT. WE WILL FOLLOW-UP WITH YOU IF YOU RSVP. REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED FOR US TO CONSIDER YOUR SPOT GUARANTEED AS A MEMBER. Here are the details:

DATE AND TIME

Sat, June 8, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
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LOCATION

Kingswood Place Clubhouse
19800 Kingsgate Circle
Southfield, Mi 48076
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

APR 28 Grand Traverse Festival of Collectibles 2019 by Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe via @DrDanMcDougall | Author Vendor Request

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Description

Bookbrokers & Kramer's Cafe is hosting the 1st Annual Grand Traverse Festival of Collectibles at the Grand Traverse Mall, in Traverse City on April 28th, Sunday from 12-6 - tables will only be $40, two tables are $70 for all DEALERS, COLLECTORS, ARTISANS/CRAFTERS, & INDIVIDUAL TYPE BUSINESSES ---- AUTHORS will be free on their tables, as well as non-profits (no extra charges for anyone, your sales are your own) - set up is available at 8 am - 8 foot table will be supplied, please bring your chairs, displays, equipment, etc. - thank you!
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