Tuesday, March 31, 2020

#HeTouchedMe – Chapter Six Live Story at #SylLit Is now updated | #RomanceSuspense #smexy #freeread #bookbloggers

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I'm so late.

I had a lot to wrap my mind around and then a lot of friends and associates were passing away.

It's a bad time for everyone, but I didn't want to stop writing.

Not for myself and not for you guys.

I'll try to do better. thank you for not giving up on me.






Monday, March 23, 2020

JUL 17 & 18 The #Detroit Writing Room Summer Writing Retreat by The @DETWritingRoomRoom via @Steph_Steinberg

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Date And Time

Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 1:00 PM –

Sat, Jul 18, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT

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The Detroit Writing Room

1514 Washington Boulevard

Suite 203

Detroit, MI 48226

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Meet fellow writers and enhance your writing skills at an intimate writing retreat in downtown Detroit this summer.

About this Event

This summer, join The Detroit Writing Room for a weekend retreat to connect with fellow writers, write in a creative space and learn from published authors.

The Detroit Writing Room is offering a Summer Writing Retreat Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18. If you need an escape to unblock writer's block and get your creative juices flowing, this experience is for you.

The two-day retreat includes time to network with aspiring and veteran authors, writing and publishing workshops, and free writing time. Meals and a Friday happy hour are included in the ticket price. All levels of experience are welcome. Must be 21+.

Come with your laptop and/or writing materials!

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Call for Submissions: WD's Self-Published Book Awards Deadline April 1st

Writer's Digest

Publish Your Book, Enter Our Competition, Launch Your Career.

It's time that self-published authors earn the respect they deserve: All that time you spent writing and rewriting, editing, and making your own choices about covers, layout, and distribution shouldn't go unnoticed!

That's why Writer's Digest has been honoring self-publishing writers for 28 years with the Self-Published Book Awards.

Here's the scoop: Submit your self-published, printed and bound book in one of 8 categories (mainstream/literary fiction, genre fiction, nonfiction/reference, inspirational, life stories, early reader/children's picture books, middle-grade/young adult, poetry) for a chance at:

  • $8,000 cash prize
  • A trip to New York City for the Annual Writer's Digest Conference
  • A feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2021 issue of Writer's Digest

Every entrant will also receive a brief commentary from one of our qualified judges—all who have experience in their respective categories and/or the publishing world.

Ready to earn the recognition you deserve? Send us your book, which must have been published between 2015 and now, and we'll take care of the rest. You'll be well on your way!

The best deal on entering will expire on April 1.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Palmer Park Art Fair authors tent deadline has extended to March 29

It's not too late to join the author tent at the Palmer Park Art Fair. We have extended the deadline to Monday, March 29.


You can also apply for the Funky Ferndale author tent at the same time!


 See below to download the forms

Greetings. I am contacting to see if you may be interested in selling and signing your books in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Integrity Shows is pleased to announce that we will again be incorporating a literary aspect to our art fairs. Thousands of people attend these annual events and we will be making sure that they are aware of their opportunity to meet authors and purchase books. Many attendees have shown that they are an educated group of buyers of art and books. I believe they represent the perfect audience for your book(s).

Last year, the Palmer Park Art Fair was our first endeavor to offer authors a valuable space to sign and sell books. Our author tent was comprised of tables with more than eighteen local self-published authors and publishers who were very pleased with their experience. In fact, most of those original authors will be returning this year. If you participate, you will also have the opportunity to perform a short reading and QA session on the main stages during the fairs.

In addition, we are excited to tell you that we are also adding an author tent to the Funky Ferndale Art Fair this year.

Attached are applications for both the Palmer Park (due extended to Monday, March 29) the Funky Ferndale (due Sunday, May 17) author tents. You may submit applications individually or simultaneously. Please send a check with your application(s) or contact me with a credit card number to put on hold.

I look forward to hearing from you.





Jody Mitchell
Integrity Shows
Mobile 248 506 9519
PO Box 21667
Detroit, MI 48221
Office 313 486 2666
Fax 866 735 2293

Download Palmer Park here: FF20 Authors

Ferndale here: PP20 Authors (1)


Monday, March 16, 2020

Do you love raw, real and naked? Crosshatch accepting journal entries #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

Do you love raw, real and naked? There isn't anything more raw, real and naked than a person's personal journal/diary. Most people don't share them with others and I'm passionate about changing this. I'm passionate about taking vulnerability to the next level, by publishing people's personal journals/diaries. Let's be bold and courageous, let's share them!
Crosshatch Publishing is currently accepting submissions of personal journal entries. www.crosshatchpublishing.com
I feel so called to this. I have been fascinated by my own journaling for a decade now because I love experiencing insights, growth and transformation. I know there are others out there who feel the same way about their lives and their journaling.
The definition of crosshatch is to mark with two series of parallel lines that intersect. I see this design visually in my mind as a representation of the connection between the journal writer and the reader. I would LOVE to connect people through our shared humanity and through our personal journals.
Please share this information with your email list. Thank you!
Have a beautiful day!

Thanks in advance,
Sarai E. Phegley

New Virtual Workshop Options Due to COVID-19 The Detroit Writing Room @DETWritingRoom #michiganwriters #michlit #motownwriters

From the DWR:
A Note to Our Community

In light of the coronavirus, The Detroit Writing Room is working hard to put everyone's health and safety first. 

As a result, we will be offering workshops and select events virtually. Anyone who buys a ticket to a workshop or event like our Speakers Series will receive a link to join and watch live.

Our workshop leaders also will be sending presentations via email so that you can print out slides or follow along on your screen during the livestream.

Like before, you can choose to sign up with a writing, design or photography 
coach remotely. Our coaches are happy to work with you via Skype, Zoom or phone. 

As an event venue that caters to groups under 100 people, the Washington Room and Conference Room will still be available to rent for smaller gatherings. 

We appreciate everyone's flexibility during this time! Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you and your family stay healthy and that we will see you back at the DWR soon!

- Founder & CEO Stephanie Steinberg

You can now join the following workshops and events remotely!

Yoga for Writers

Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon

Our minds can be a very powerful tool or an unfocused restriction. Luckily, we have a choice and the tools to train our minds to attract and create infinite possibilities of reality. In this month's Yoga for Writers class, we will uncover the subconscious thought patterns and habits that keep us stuck, choosing instead to manifest and create any reality we can conceive! 

Practice yoga from the comfort of your home at 10 a.m. Then stay tuned in at 11 a.m. for a guided journaling session led by yoga instructor 
Lindsay Madison

Tickets are $25. 


How to Boost Your Social Media Game

Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Trying to grow your Instagram following? Not sure how to create a Facebook ad? Don't even know what a hashtag is? Don't stress! Chelsie Dzbanski, digital manager of SEEN Magazine and all-around social media addict, will teach you the ropes on how to start crushing it on social media like a pro. You'll learn how to effectively and efficiently grow a social media following and create content that audiences want to see. 

Tickets are $40. 


Speakers Series
ft. Women in Wine

Friday, March 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Michigan's wine industry has taken off, and many women are at the forefront. Detroit, especially, has forged the way for women in wine. 

Hear how five women sommeliers, winemakers and business owners are contributing to Michigan's wine industry growth. The Royce owner Ping Ho, sommelier Shelley Bynum of House of Pure Vin, Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon of Plum Market and Shady Lane Cellars winemaker Kasey Wierzba will share their wine journeys and why Michigan is just as good as Napa for producing wine.

Guests will enjoy appetizers from Plum Market, wine from House of Pure Vine and Shady Lane Cellars, and a panel talk moderated by Jaclyn Misch of Tasting Grapes. 

Tickets are $35. Wine and apps are included. For those who attend virtually, the DWR will offer a happy hour to taste the wines at a future date.


Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Saturday, March 21 from 12:30-2 p.m.

It's time to clean house — inside and out! Learn effective meditation techniques to let go of outgrown fears, doubts and worries as well as engage in interactive exercises that promote authentic growth from within. This 90-minute interactive workshop taught by Erin Covert, founder of the Studio for Mindfulness, includes a workbook that will be emailed in advance. 

Tickets are $45.


Virtual Coaching

Detroit Writing Room writing, photography and design coaches are available for virtual coaching via Skype, Zoom or phone calls!

If you have a book, website, resume, screenplay, business plan or other work you'd like feedback on, you can sign up with one of our award-winning coaches virtually at detroitwritingroom.com/coaches!

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Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


­čÄžEpisode 27: How Building Your Personal Brand Supercharges the Growth of Your Company or Organization via @pamperry

Pam & Vernita management@digitalbusinessacceleration.com via d24c.emsend2.com 

Tue, Mar 10, 7:10 PM (1 day ago)
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Welcome to the age of personal branding! Whether you're trying to build a business or a career, how you demonstrate your skills, express your personality, and highlight your achievements will either lift you higher, hold you back, or leave you far behind.

We're in the 21st century, where you and your business are one and the same. When someone thinks about doing business with you, they're going to search google and social media to learn about you, not your company.

It's not personal … even big businesses like Amazon and Zappos have CEOs who've stepped out from behind the corporate logo to become the face of their company.

So, if you've been hiding behind your bio and some Instagram pictures, we're here to tell you that it's time to be seen for who you truly are and what you know, think, believe, and create.

In this episode, we'll discuss the value of your unique story, the importance of knowing your purpose, why your core message is a great place to start, the questions people have about you and your business (and where they'll look for answers), how the line between a business and who runs it has disappeared, how consistency plus endurance will boost your brand and your business, and how all of this gives you power and control.

Is your personal brand reflected accurately and effectively in your social media profiles and your website? Schedule a session with us, and we'll assess all your online properties, then offer suggestions and direction for putting your best foot forward.


Send in your questions! We'll share our answers in an upcoming podcast.

Highlights From This Episode:

  • 3 things people want to know about the person at the helm of your organization
  • Where people will look for clues about your values, beliefs, and characteristics
  • 2 things you must have at the core of your personal branding
  • Our one-word answer to the question: What does social media have to do with personal branding?
  • Vernita's 5-step process for gathering information on a company or organization
  • Ready or not, you are the face of your organization – here are two examples
  • Success Story! She shared this on Instagram and won big-time PR for her company
  • Proof that even people who work in corporate have a personal brand
  • What to post on social media to position you for that next promotion
  • What NOT to post on social media, unless it's your focus or profession
  • How your personal story becomes part of your brand
  • Why you should start with your core message
  • Where you DON'T have to be to promote your personal brand
  • How your personal brand gives you flexibility, strength, opportunity, and power
  • How a strong personal brand can position you to become an influencer
  • Success Story! How focusing on the accomplishments of others built a strong personal brand
  • How to promote your book through your personal brand (and click here for 7 essential steps to launch your book)
  • Why just throwing money at a publicist or branding expert doesn't work
  • Why you shouldn't give up after your fifth, seventh, or tenth podcast
  • An alarming example of personal branding gone wrong

Pam & Vernita
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