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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

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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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Nathan Wolf

If you start with a large fortune, it's easy to make a small fortune in publishing.

I would rather give my work away than pay to have it 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 Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived...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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J.C. Laird

"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


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

Lack of direction - need help! By: Ntink
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Hello Serious Writers! I'm new to the forum and have had my share of ups and downs with my writing. I have a complete manuscript on how to find your passion however, the agents I've queried want to represent self help authors with "larger platforms". I'm not entirely sure what that means or how to get there. Since then, I've played at the idea of self publishing but don't have the funds to do it right (hiring help along the... Show more

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Ntink... I know a lot of self-pubbers. Almost all are doing ebooks. It's easy and cost efficient, since most of them aren't making any monetary return. There's a couple that make a living. The few that are doing physical books are spending a lot, and usually have promotional... Show more


Thank you Jeff for your insight! I will start my research on marketing right away. I have a friend who plans to start his own business helping people with social media marketing. I've reached out to him and it sounds like he has some advice for me. I'm looking forward to growing... Show more

A New Road By: Silver_Blade
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So my journey into writing started in 3rd grade and i fucking hated it. I swore up and down i would never become a writer, and that i would rather (in my 3rd grade, nine year old mind) receive an "f" for the class than to actually do the work. Now, 13 years later, i am achieving levels of success on here and in the world outside here i never thought possible and only dreamed of achieving.

Dark Shadows By: Nikki613
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I need some help. By: RavenSouthwood
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HI! So, I am new here and I was wondering if anyone would be able to do some reading for me. As in, I need you to read what I have written and tell me what you think without trying to spare my feelings. If you think that you could help please do! Thanks. :)


How much do you written, and what's the genre/subject?

Batseba Seifu

I would love to do the reading depending on the genre/subject.


Its' kinda fantasy and then, because all good books in my option should have one, it has a bit of a love story in also. I'm kinda writing just 1 chapter at a time and could use some honest feed back. :)


In my opinion, a single chapter or a few pages are difficult to judge someone's work, unless you want feedback on your writing style or technical ability.
Some folks do want that, while others do not. In all cases, feedback should be taken as opinions only, and take from them... Show more

Been awhile By: Mizzkitten
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Its been almost two years since I last wrote to my story. It has been a hectic two years.

I'm finding it hard to return to writing.


You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
I just made that up. Totally me.
You just need something to grab you. Once it does, you'll be hooked again.


Absolutely true!

Pitch your Short to Filmaka and if you win, BASF will give you $15,000 to direct a short film. By: Mariella Vecchiarelli
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15 Minute Pit Stops

In 2025, it will only take 15 minutes to recharge your car. In these circumstances, what would you do with those 15 minutes to recharge yourself while you recharge your car?
Send in your pitches for a 3 to 5 minute original short film that tells the story about a future where you have 15 minutes to yourself to do whatever you want while you wait for your car to recharge.

A total of 3 pitches will be chosen to... Show more

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now this sounds like it could be awesome

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