While I was scouring the internet for something interesting to blog about in the Motor City, I happened across the website of a global organization called WeWork that buys buildings and rents out work space on a month-to-month basis. Their moto is, “Make a Life, Not Just a Living.”

So you’re probably wondering what’s so revolutionary about that. I mean, people have always rented work space. Well, the thing that I found intriguing about WeWork, is the fact that they rent individual work spaces month-to-month.

You have the option to choose a seat in a:

  • Private Office for $500 per person a month

  • Designated Work space for $350 per person a month

  • Hot Desk in the Communal Area for $250 per person a month.

Some of the amenities include; parking and bike storage, onsite staff, cleaning services, phone booths if you need privacy while on the phone, fruit water to keep you hydrated throughout the day, printing services, high-speed internet, conference rooms and professional and social events for networking.

If the perks aren’t enough to wow, you have this opportunity to work amongst a community of people with the same mindset, each one goal-oriented, and focused. There’s nothing like being in a room full of positive people who have that same drive to succeed as you have. It’s inspiring, to say the least.

Writing is a pretty isolated profession, especially for those of us who work from home. Sometimes I crave that human contact, without the distraction and aggravation that comes with letting someone into my space who doesn’t understand that I want company while I work, but I don’t want to be bothered.

“They probably don’t have any offices in Detroit” was my first thought when I happened across this hidden jewel, but I was wrong. They actually have two locations in the downtown area, “Campus Martius” and “Merchants Row” both on Woodward Avenue.

I have gone ahead and set up a tour of the Campus Martius Office for the 22nd of January, at which time I will most likely rent a space for a month, and blog about the experience afterwards… Cheers!

See you out there…

~Ann Deprés

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I am soo excited to leave old things behind me, and to ring in the New Year with the promise of open doors and awesome new opportunities, that may well be the catalysts to my next levels of success.

“2017,” for me, was a year of learning and preparation. A time where I laid the groundwork for the success that lies ahead of me. It’s been an exciting time indeed, because the end result is that everything is in place, and all I have to do now is implement my ideas!

- I set up my personal website and blog, and did all of the backend work to get them ranking higher in the search engines.

– I finally chose a specific direction for my Youtube Channel, which has basically sat idle since 2009, and did all of the background research and prep work necessary to attract my target audience.

– Have begun brainstorming innovative ways to promote my books and animation series and grow my audiences on my social media accounts.

Even as I sit here writing this article for my new blog, “Motown Musings,” even though I have yet to see the physical manifestation of my dreams, they are as clear in my mind’s eye as they would be if I had already taken possession of the increase and tangible yields that are the end result of all of my hard work.

I am so happy and thankful for all of the awesome things coming my way in “2018,” and I wish for you all a most prosperous and Happy New Year!

Here’s to getting it done guys… Cheers!

See you out there,

~Ann Deprés

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Updated: Sep 13, 2020

Fun Fact #1: It took seven years to birth this novel and present it to the world. The premise began to emerge on January 1, 2009, amidst the chaos of a collapsed economy, which left me jobless, and in an extremely difficult living situation. It gestated for three more years before I actually started writing the story in 2012. Two years later, I published it.

Fun Fact #2: The 1st edition of "Faceless" was written on a laptop so old that it would overheat and cut off every five minutes, despite the fact that, for some reason the hard drive ran continuously. I always say that it was written under extreme duress.

Fun Fact #3: It was published on January 1, 2014, and sold a whopping two copies in two years. I was so excited to finally be a published author, but I had no idea how to properly market my novel on a shoestring budget. It sat there unnoticed for two years, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It gave me a second chance to make a first impression.

Fun Fact #4: Some of the things I have interwoven into the story actually happened in my life. Those of you that have read "Faceless" are more than welcome to try and figure out which parts are fact and which parts are fiction and post your responses below.

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