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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

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 Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived...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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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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Anna Weiss

New story for all interested: Portrait of Love - regency M/M romance. Feedback welcome. Check it out if you like. :)

https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-anna-weiss-portrait-of-love/

I think if anybody serious in writing and want to write something so one point is that topic is o... By: Ana
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3 years and I'm back By: Mexifry88
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Hey, guys, it's been so long since I've been on Bookrix I've been going through a lot, but now I'm back! I just wrote a new chapter in my book and I hope you all enjoy!

Accident Scene By: Divine Walker
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Hi, my name is Divine Walker. I have a question on how to write an accident scene. This accident happens while this family were on their way to the beach. I guess you could said that the car in the opposite lane causes this accident and everyone in the car died.

I hope someone could provide a sample or clear direction to help me to proceed.

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judycolella

From whose point of view is this scene written? That's the first place to start. Was it an objective observer, like a passenger in the car behind the one that gets hit? Or someone in a car behind the one that swerved? Or was it the person driving the car that swerved into the... Show more

felixthecat

Hard to improve on those suggestions, Judy!

Were I to write this scene, after having established pov, of course, I would have all the characters, and vehicles, etc., firmly pictured in my mind. In first person pov, someone (the main character) has to be viewing everything,... Show more

It would do all of us well... By: felixthecat
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To read the words of a man educated at Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, and Columbia, especially when he comments on the state of the English language and its usage.

I am currently reading Mark Helprin's latest novel, "Paris In The Present Tense", and as I opened it a few days ago, I was once again astounded by his seemingly-innate ability to tell a story. His sentences are phenomenally rich; his vocabulary is astonishing.

Enough... Show more

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judycolella

I believe all of us "old school" writers have expressed similar observations, but never in such a clear, dynamic way. We are facing a bleak linguistic future, I fear, filled with word definitions based on incorrect words supplied by autocorrect that causes equally incorrect... Show more

felixthecat

I somehow knew you would appreciate the thoughts Helprin expressed, Judy. Your writing (if not that of many would be writers...including, shock, shock, journalists) exemplifies clarity and usage.

That said, I would be interested in your thoughts concerning this young lady's first... Show more

judycolella

Her sentiments and intentions are wonderful, and she makes some terrific points, but like so many new, young writers, she seems to have no sense of how to deal with tenses, proper sentences (the first sentence, I believe, is a run-on, as may be the second - don't remember),... Show more

A. Hanson

If I could just add my tuppence worth: as an English teacher of Secondary students (16-18) I see a lot of what you're both saying. The sad fact is, here in Europe/Britain, youngsters have the same desire to express themselves as previous generations but they don't have the... Show more

Marketing for Author By: Divine Walker
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Hi, I am new here. My name is Divine Walker. I have a question here in need of answers. How do author market themselves and make themselves known?

I know that it's not easy but I guess there's suppose to be a proper way of doing this. Therefore, I hope some experienced self publishing author could advice on this.

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Roxanne Jade Regalado

You can share your books from amazon or bookrix to your social media page like Facebook or twitter. You can also try book promotion services say askdavid.com but there's a fee.

judycolella

Do you write fiction or non-fiction? The reason I ask it that marketing techniques for a non-fiction writer are different than thy are for the writer of fiction. Both, however, require a knowledge of your target audience, as well as access to the various outlets available to us,... Show more

Here's website for our younger members that seriously worth checking out: http://www.teenink.com By: judycolella
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Here's website for our younger members that seriously worth checking out:

http://www.teenink.com

Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website http://www.teenink.com Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country
Point-Of-View Titles By: judycolella
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Something I've been noticing for a while is the tendency of new writers to sub-title chapters with "So-and-So's P.O.V." or some version of that.

I understand the writer's wish to be sure it's clear who is speaking, but these headings are unnecessary, and kind of insulting - they assume we can't figure out who's speaking, even though the chapter is (usually) written in first person, and that person introduces him- or herself... Show more

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jake wilhelm

I agree, Judy. Beginning writers do need to realize their readers are able to read, thus able to discern what is being said. Titled chapters in general are irritating - I've passed up the temptation myself.

Titled chapters and POV titles are really a throwback to Ye Olde Days... Show more

judycolella

Lol, exactly - even the "dinosaurs" among us (like me)! 'D

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