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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

Publica https://community.publica.io
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lazarus67

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

lazarus67

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

Otatade

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

ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS By: J.C. Laird
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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 Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived...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 http://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/rules/ 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 http://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/crutch-words/ 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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PROMOTIONS and ADVERTISING

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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Yolla

https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-yolla-will-the-story-of-us/
check my book out and tell me what you think guys :"D

J.C. Laird

https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-j-c-laird-run-like-the-wind-and-play-forever/

After a 68 year absence, Jimmy and his sister return to Long Lake and the cabin where they had spent many happy childhood days with their grandparents. Jimmy is obsessed with all those wonderful, bygone... Show more

J.C. Laird

https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-j-c-laird-the-automated-repayment-plan/

"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

Review By: felixthecat
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Tonight I'm streaming music from KCRW, our local SoCal NPR station. Some VERY eclectic stuff :)

Anyway, here's my review of a fabulous book I just finished!

I knew after having read only the opening page that A Gentleman In Moscow was going to move me deeply, as so few works of literature are able to do these days.

Having been arrested in 1922 by the Emergency Committee Of The People’s Commissariat For Internal Affairs, Count... Show more

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J.C. Laird

This book obviously impressed you very much, Patrick. In light of your review I'm heading over to Amazon right now to buy me a copy.

Just entered the "Serious Writers" group. By: Abhishek Behera
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Hi there,
I am just a newbie and honestly i don't know anything about this vast group and this online platform.I am actually a teenage writer and currently working on my book "Pulitzer At 16".
Please can anybody help me out in this?

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jeffschanz

Best to just browse around. You'll find some groups that appeal to you.
https://www.bookrix.com/community/groups.html

Abhishek Behera

Thanks a lot buddy!!!

jeffschanz

Welcome!

New here By: Artimae
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Hey y'all, I just found this place through a directory and it seems like a nice, little close-knit community. I'm currently in the process of writing my first book of a series, but I'm also looking to break into the editing market and offer my services in order to build up credentials and work my way up from there.

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jeffschanz

Welcome, Artimae!
I'm not sure how close knit this place is, but you're most welcome. There's a few different groupings of folks here, some more into every day chat (Facebook-y type stuff) and some more interested in serious writing, reading etc. Some a mix. You'll find your... Show more

uncson3

BookRix is really an amazing place for writers....Some individuals here are not quite as serious as others are but they are unique....Be blessed, Danny.....

Calliope

There are plenty of nice people willing to help each other here. It's a good place for networking and making friends and connections. Feel free to ask questions if you get lost or confused about anything. And welcome :)

What would you rate my story out of 10 in terms of realism? By: JakeWong
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I'm writing a drama story, and one of the main characters (a human girl of 8 years old named Heidi Falconer - if the name sounds too 'fake' do tell) has an unusual weakness - she's allergic to H2O. She has to avoid water at all costs - for example in the story, one time she accidentally drunk a mouthful of water, and went into anaphylaxis, requiring adrenaline shots to reverse. She has to wear a special spacesuit like... Show more

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jeffschanz

At a glance I would say No it's not. But I haven't done any research have you? The human body is comprised mostly of water (over 65%) and water is a vital necessity to stay alive.
I do like the problem the way you've outlined it, but I would want you to be certain your... Show more

J.C. Laird

I agree with Jeff: research. If you want it to be taken seriously, you need to back up your premise with medical facts. Otherwise, it won't be plausible or believable. You have a lot of questions to answer, unless you go with a sci-fi slant....

judycolella

And then there's the problem of how she would smell if she couldn't wash. If you want realism, it doesn't get any more real than that. I doubt she'd be stealing anyone's heart unless her suit somehow contained her body odor. Even a child, if she never bathed, would eventually... Show more

brandy83

I think the fact that she is allergic to her essence is interesting but considering that fluids are made from water it would difficult to think she could sustain herself through orange juice and milk. It would have to be a water free fluid she's able to drink.

Otatade

I dunno about the thieves isnt her condition complex enough? It sounds like she goes through a lot, what about the emotional stresses, and the emotional challenges, and maybe she'd drink eight cups of milk. How does it affect her getting dressed up in front of the mirror with... Show more

Editing my novel By: Divine Walker
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What do you guys think about finding a quality and affordable editor?
How to find out whether the editor has experience and provide good service?

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Arthur Manly Love

Jeff, I seem to have be talking to you on another page; hope you can receive it.

jeffschanz

Which page? Another site?

Otatade

You'll find some great editors on linkedin, and whats so good about this is, most of them are linked to, or have worked with publishing houses so they have publishing connections.

Need partners in help writing my first story By: Lyssigirl123
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Okay so I have a story that I've always wanted to write but im not a great writer so I want to know if thier are people who would be willing to listen to my idea and help me make this story a reality. My story is i don't know how to explain it's kinda YA because the characters are young but it's really dark I think it could be really good I just have problems putting ideas I have into words so if anyone wanna works with me it would be awesome

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munna mihir

I will help you! You can mail me through munnamihir1999@gmail.com

felixthecat

Above, see absolutely wonderful answers to your question, Lyssigirl. I've read examples of each of their work....any one of them could easily help :)

I have to say though, the prize for the winning and correct answer goes to Munna Mihir :)

Otatade

Okay id recommend starting with a spidergram, and then listing the scenes you can visualise in your head. As you hear the characters talk, wreite it down, it doesnt have to be perfect first go, most books go through several drafts, read more which is the advice my sister gave me.

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