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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

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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 Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived...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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Please everyone check out my book and place a review on what you think about this story. Critique is welcome.

Anna Weiss

Hi guys, I updated my regency M/M romance. Feedback is welcome. :)

Estimation cost of publishing and marketing By: Divine Walker
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What are the total estimation cost of publishing a book from manuscript until it's being marketed ?

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Honestly, that depends on a number of factors:

First, do you want to publish it as an e-book, paperback, or hard-cover?

Second, what is the word/page count?

Third, are you going for traditional publishers to pick up your book (as a new author, you'll either need to hire an agent,... Show more

need tips!! By: Driton Ebibi
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ok so im still new to book writing, im open to tips and suggestions. Every tip and suggestion is appriciated.


There are three keys to successful books: Editing, editing and editing:) At least it will feel like that before your book is finished. The editing truly is vital to being a successful author, though. Best wishes on your success!

Driton Ebibi

Hello. Thank you for the tip. But can you be more specific. I didnt exaclty get it.


That's an easy one, Driton. Coleen is spot on. Write a little, or a lot, then re-read what you've written. Have you let any misspellings slip by? Are you staying in tense throughout? Is what you've written clear? Concise?

Self-editing is a never-ending chore that must be done. I... Show more

Driton Ebibi

thank you very much for the advice. ill be sure to do it!

new book By: Driton Ebibi
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hello everyone. Im new to writing and im also new to this forum. Right now im writing a magical adventure book based on medieval times. Do you have any tips on how long it should be. For example: 30.000 words, 40.000 words, 50.000 words.
right now my book is only around 4000 words long. but i have many ideas. and when im done with it, it should be around 40.000 words.
Im open to suggestions if you have any ideas about the kind... Show more


Word count can be a useful constraint to create within, but do you know what your story is? Are you plotting it out ahead of time or pantsing it (writing it as you go?) How do you like to approach the writing process? Do you outline heavily or do you jump in? There's no right or... Show more

jake wilhelm

Your book will solve your dilemma all on its own. Write until the story has been told. It could be over in 4000 words, it could take 400,000. The best thing is to just sit back and do the writing. I recently set out to write a 5000 word story and ended up with 145,000 words. It... Show more


TKey, you hit the nail on the head. I was taught to outline and plot heavily for one good reason (the teacher said); to save time. I think the reasoning is, if you have a hard outline figured out beforehand, the chances of wandering around down blind alleys is minimized. Weeks... Show more

Spider web by DEU' Angel By: Deu' Angel
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Not all webs he built were made to catch,
Fleshy, naked and silk knitted,
Enveloped with vulnerability,
A heart that saw no darkness.
He fell deep and hard,
Tangled, caught and trapped within,
And if he lets go, he will come apart,
So he remained invincible.
He stood above his web,
In perpetual silence ripping his mind,
He bled almost instantly,
My, Oh my.
He tried to be him,
So he closed those eyes living the memories,
It was but a wild... Show more

Opinions. By: Shadow0
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I'm writing a novel.
This is the first entry.
What do you think?
I was a plumpy happy kid. Or at least i think i was. I grew up different. I am different. Aren't we all? There wasn't much money to go around and maybe because of that neither was there enough love. I say it doesn't bother me but i can't help but to admit it does at times. I remember my dad coming home from work on late nights drunk. I remember the smirk on his... Show more


Good start. You keep jumping tenses, though, and need to separate some of the text into paragraphs to make it more readable. Otherwise, it grabs the readers' attention and presents questions that readers will want to read on to find out how they're answered.

All in all, an excellent beginning!




I definitely agree with Judycolella! In fact, I would go so far as to say you have your entire novel inside that one paragraph. Great start!

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the re... By: Deu' Angel
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"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."
--Robert Frost

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Is there more to it or that is it. It is beautiful.

Becomes one to write By: Divine Walker
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Do we need to love in order to write a book about love ?

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@Jake: What do they say, PB Shelley said, Our sweetest songs are those that giive us our saddest thoughts. You only relate to a song if you too are in that zone.In old Africa, Patients only used to go to that Doctor who had suffered the same pain.

I was once sitting near a... Show more

jake wilhelm

I can see your point. Most of my stories deal with blue collar people with hard lives - and I've lived that. I don't presume to write about the wealthy, nor do I write about those in utter poverty. It does depend on what you're writing, though. I write crime and light horror... Show more


Good. I agree.

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