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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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The Lure of Easy Money in Publishing By: L. Avery Brown
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Hello, Serious Writers.

I know I've not been around a lot but I do pop in from time to time to see what's going on. Also, I like to clean up the main thread line where people post promotions and advertisements. Typically, I do this by informing the person who issued the post <why> the post has been deleted while letting them know that they are more than welcomed to repost in the proper thread.

And that, as they say, is that.... Show more


I read it. It looks very futural. And yet...who knows. It might be the future. Or simply a way to post and get hacked. As you said...need to wait to see where this leads to.
Personally. ..I feel that it's another way to be controlled by 'Big Brother'. First of all, using bitcoin... Show more


The future is wonderful...and scary.

L. Avery Brown

No, you are correct in both assumptions. But not the paranoid part.

First, Bitcoin IS a way to get around not only the US government's way to collect taxes but also a way to get around the taxes imposed on digital purchases within certain US states and municipalities. As well as... Show more


To me easy money in publishing doesnt exist. Ive been writing for years, got an agent, and im still struggling to get published.

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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 Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived...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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J.C. Laird
Rules, Rules, Rules. 9 Writing "Rules" Examined Rules barrage writers from all sides. This post dissects a few rules and presents examples of why they might (or might not) be valid.
J.C. Laird
How to Conquer Your Crutch Words: A Writer's Resource Crutch words contribute nothing more than fluff. These obnoxious weeds creep through your work and choke its vitality.
L. Avery Brown

RE: Rules, Rules, Rules. 9 Writing "Rules" Examined. - Terrific because it reminds us that some rules are a wee bit flexible!

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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"The Automated Repayment Plan"

Today was Jacob's 100th birthday. He and his wife Lilah lived in Brookdale, an assisted living facility. Although his horoscope predicted it was to be a very eventful day, he had... Show more


2 days to go for the free book promotion under Kindle. Download a copy now. Don't forget to post a review. Thanks.



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Hello I have my book that i'm selling!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please do take a look!!!!!!!!!

UP By: J.C. Laird
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A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition.: UP

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP.' It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv.], [prep.], [adj.], [n] or [v].

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?

At a... Show more

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Excellent analysis. Incidentally, there are many words in the English language that can, depending upon context, serve as different parts of speech. Consider the word "swim," for example. However, I cannot think of a single other two letter word that can cross functions in... Show more

Attention writers from bookrix !!! By: M.A.G.
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There's a new site still on the developing stage that have stolen a lot of stories from the users here, mine included. Because the site is not in its function wet is not possible to contact them and tell them to take your story down but I emailed bookrix and let them now about this here is what they said about the site...
"Hi Alexandra,
thanks for your message. We don´t know this website and unfortutaly we assume that this site... Show more

L. Avery Brown

Thank you for letting us know about this.


No problem and can I suggest you to turn off the download for free option for your books that only if you allow your books to be downloaded. I believe that that's how the one who is building the site managed to have our stories

banana fiction By: M.A.G.
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So some minutes ago I googled the name of an old story of mine which I d here on bookrix but deleted it. The thing is that except from my fb page where I used the title I found it somewhere else on a site named banana fiction who is not even in whole function yep but who also doesn't have only my story but a lot of stories I have read here on bookrix ! So attention to all writers who doesn't know about this and who... Show more

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P.s. my book was posted with an old account which I have deleted in like two years.

Even better in person By: J.C. Laird
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Last weekend we took a little trip to the east coast of Florida (from the west side). On the way we stopped in Orlando for brunch, meeting fellow writer and BookRix member Judy Colella at a local restaurant.

We had set up the meet earlier, thinking how fun it would be to meet in person versus conversing only online. We were right!


Aww. Damn! Now I want to go do that. I used to live in Orlando area. Next trip to Fla....


John and his sweetie were the best part of my whole week - great conversation, lots of interesting things discussed, yummy food... an altogether lovely time. Finally meeting someone you've admired and shared ideas with for years is without question one of life's highlights!


Ahhhh, wish I could have been there!

L. Avery Brown

Me, too!

Hello By: Mugibson
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hello friends, I'm new around here. Kindly check out my new poetry books i recently uploaded and help me with some feedback . Thank you

What's so wrong with Purple Prose and what color should our prose be? By: Calliope
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I've been told I have a 'purple prose' problem in my writing (well, that wasn't technically what she said but I thought it sounded better than, "you like the sound of your own voice too damn much). So how do we as authors know when our descriptions are too much? How much information is too much information? Is this something we can figure out for ourselves or is this only apparent when your editor marks most of your manuscript with red ink?

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Snarky. Nice. You're getting better at this. ;)

Yeah, a romance with action and violence. Why would I like that?
oh wait.... that's what my book is. ;) Ok, its got vampires, but...
Whatever. When you're done, I'll bug you about it then. I'll pretend I'm not interested in the meantime.


I may never be finished with it. It may be my Winchester Mansion. You just keep pretending you aren't curious, tho. XD


Aaaaand... I'm more curious now. ;)
But I get it. My Saints trilogy is going to take forever, too.
I'm just psyched that you're working on any book. (tacky finger guns)

the inner force By: memo1490
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Please, read my new book and add it to your favorite book.
The book is “the inner force”
It is a book about the adventure that was occurred to the boy who lost his mother and his father got married. The woman dealt him with good dealing until she got his father heart. She had the different deal between her children and him. She hurt him so badly and his father didn't know or tried to persuade himself that she was good. She had... Show more

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Please delete this post and re-post it in the Promotions and Advertising thread right above this. If you want to be respected as a writer here, try to respect the rules of the groups.

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