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SERIOUS WRITERS is a team of authors who collectively encourage positive attitudes and strive for growth, regardless of their current level of experience. But wherever you are on your writing journey, we will make the trip as fun and enjoyable as possible. Join us and work with like minded members who share the goal of continuously improving their writing craft.


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If you discover interesting articles on writing or related subjects, you can post them here.

We will post informative and helpful information from experts in the writing field -- topics that should appeal to those who are really serious about writing. Whenever possible, each author/writer will be given credit for their work and a link posted to their blog or website. Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived... Show more

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Tuti Von Zehren

My utmost gratitude! Invaluable advice for a beginner like myself.


Am grateful for that advice for people like me


grateful for the valuable advice to improve my work.

PROMOTIONS and ADVERTISING This thread is for all members of our group to advertise their work. ... By: J.C. Laird
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This thread is for all members of our group to advertise their work. Tell us about your books, old or new, post links, pictures, blurbs and video promos.

Also use this link to post samples of your work and request comments/reviews. In short, put your work here; make it interesting and try to grab the visitor's attention. Get some publicity for that hard work of yours.

If you advertise books with adult... Show more

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Rece Orlando

Great reviews from recent readers of my book!
I'm happy that your enjoying my book, as the story develops and unfolds in book number two... what will James do... his fate is undetermined but he has a choice doesn't he? 
Book two coming out very soon! 
For anyone who hasn't read my... Show more

An Encounter with a Transsexual Mistress. A slave powerless to resist... in this chilling start into the twisted life of a Mistress in search of that... Slave. The story of an office geek living the mundane office life, wakes up and wants more from life, but gets more...much more. Through a series of coincidental events, his mind is overwhelmed and consu...


Collide        A big beautiful catastrophe, that’s what they are headed toward. Still some explosions are destined and there isn’t anything that can stand in the way.  Nova had spent weeks holding back.  T...

Here's a book by Arpita Singh.

I can't hold her back Rahul and trisha, head over heels in love with each other, have to part because of trisha's career plans. Their last encounter before trisha leaves, encapsulates the beautiful and heart-warming rel...
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Two kids appears in front of the stage to introduce the drama:
First moderator: Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen, mummies and daddies, our teachers and fellow friends we are... Show more

Onomatopoeia rules? By: Danie Alan
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I never use the really creative/intricate ones like Edgar Allen Poe did but for example in a sentence like let's say, "...embedded into the wood with a thunk". What should be done? I've looked online but have found mixed rules.

Another Helpful Editing Tool - Grammarly By: L. Avery Brown
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Hi. After reading about NaturalReader (Text to Speech) posted by Jake Wilhelm - I thought I might mention that there's a really good 'grammar' app you can get - but so far it's only available for standard computers - not smartphones*

I got Grammarly on a whim just to see how it would work for me. I went with the freebie version and was so impressed with it - I bought a subscription to the service.

There are monthly, quarterly,... Show more


Ding, ding, ding!

"...they are actually getting to read your work to look for the "BIG" things instead of stopping to deal with all the little things!"

How true, Avery! Thanks for another insightful post!

Adlin T.

Thanks Avery. I've been using Grammarly for sometime now. It's a good app.

jake wilhelm

Thanks for the info - will check it out. Maybe I'll even figure out what a dangling participle is!

L. Avery Brown

See, Pat, I still pop in every so often. It's just not quite as easy because I'm a bit busier now than I was before now! HA!

Glad to see that you've found Grammarly to be useful, too, Adlin!

The real thanks for my post about Grammarly goes to Jake Wilhelm - if he'd not posted... Show more

jake wilhelm

Thanks. Now I'm getting ready to tee off, so, silence!

Perfect editing tool - Natural Reader. By: jake wilhelm
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I have been editing a clump of my fiction recently and am at the finalizing stage where it's time to use a free editing tool called 'Natural Reader'. The free download a well used tool in my toolbox.
Simply put - Natural Reader reads a document in the voice of a lady that reminds me of the voice of a computerized control system in a Lincoln I had in the '90s (your door is ajar, your key is in the ignition - hey, dummy, the... Show more

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jake wilhelm

Used Natural Reader again today - saved my hinny - I had a guy 'upholstering' a gun as opposed to unholstering a gun (which I just realized is a misspelling). Maybe the guy will Be Dazzle the gun while he's at it! By the way, the tool is available at

L. Avery Brown

Thanks Jake!

If you're thinking about a text to speech app that you can use away from your actual computer there are several of them that you can get for free as apps on your iPhone and, I assume, on any other style smartphone. I've been using the 'Aloud!' app.

Aloud! is one of... Show more

jake wilhelm

Aloud! sounds like a good deal, no prob with the voice. NaturalReader Premium will also allow you to change the type of voice, and even basic allows you to speed up or sloooow down the voice - slower does help when you have ID'ed a clunky bit of prose, of course I never have... Show more

Need a editor and a beta reader or two. By: Adlin T.
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I am a new writer as far as novels. I have written poems, short stories, and just my thoughts on various subjects but haven't published anything. I would like to publish at least my novella and my short stories.
I have a romance novella with an element of danger, suspense and need someone or two, who will read it for me and then I'll mention them in the acknowledgment.

Also, how do I keep the people from taking my work before... Show more

Mad Hatter

I can edit 4 u also and as 4 copyrights just put something about that in the beginning of your book that you don't want anyone to copy your work


I've got you covered hun

Apurva Gaglani

I would love editing your work.

Desiree R. Ntolo

Once you write something original, you immediately own its copyright. There is no need to actually copyright the work unless you are sure that there is a danger of it being 'taken'. One legal thing you can do is print out the work, then post it to yourself and do not open the... Show more

hello. My name is Desiree R. N.. new in this book. I am just introducing myself. My book title is... By: Desiree R. Ntolo
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hello. My name is Desiree R. N.. new in this book. I am just introducing myself. My book title is: The Sacred And The Profane. Please, do drop in and have a read... Thanks...


To facilitate easier access to your books, be sure to include a link when you post requests for reads. I've done this one for you:

Terrific story, by the way - I left you a comment. ')

The Sacred And The Profane. The Message From A Planet Beyond The Stars - We Created Man on Earth- The date, December the 13th. The year, 1973. It was Winter in France, and the Great Dry Season in the African country of Cameroon. On that day, two space vessels appeared in Earth’s sky. The occupa...
Desiree R. Ntolo

Much obliged, Judy...

Comma usage help needed. By: jake wilhelm
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I have a title 'That Dark Sweet Taste" in the works, and I'm not sure if it should be as I just wrote or 'That Dark, Sweet Taste', with addition of a comma. Title is in reference to a sentence " gives it that dark, sweet taste'. Help!

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If you recommend that :)

jake wilhelm

Oh, about the elipse and all that - as an old reporter I was only using the "..." to show that there were words preceding the statement I was highlighting. For example the politician claimed "Through my ultra clever methods because I am such a smart thinker, we will be bringing... Show more


That's IT! Gracias por todo, Jake.

"So, it's a broken conversation, or hesitation in dialogue...or the narrative?" he asked.
Ya' see, you hesitated there, din't ya'?

Now, the em-dash, lol.
Forget the dash, that's joining two words to act as one.

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