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 Posts from BEFORE the BookRix changeover have been archived...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

how, Tell, What the ....? [think of a rhyming word for "tell"] By: judycolella
about 15 hours ago

I recently shared a post about showing instead of telling, and what all that means, but at times, you do have to resort to telling. But when? And how much? Too much can translate to... Show more

Adlin T.

J.C., thank you very much for your advice on 'Too Much Telling' and 'Not Showing'. I welcome it and found it useful.
AdlinT

Tuti Von Zehren

My utmost gratitude! Invaluable advice for a beginner like myself.

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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judycolella

Help! I've decided to try to get this published with Kindle Scout, but I'm not happy with either the title or the cover. I desperately need someone to read this all the way through and let me know the following:

1. Is it good enough to consider trying to publish?

2. Is there a... Show more

NUMB https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-judy-colella-numb/ Jett is a handsome, likeable Olympic decathlon gold medalist. Atarah is a beautiful, accomplished sculptress. Their love for each other is epic, but devotion and adoration that deep could also caus...
Rece Orlando

New book!

Hope you all like, your thoughts are welcome so please comment!

https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-rece-orlando-an-encounter-with-a-transsexual-mistress/

Rece Orlando
An Encounter with a Transsexual Mistress. A slave powerless to resist... in this chilling start into the twisted life of a Mistress in search of that... Slave. https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-rece-orlando-an-encounter-with-a-transsexual-mistress/ The story of an office geek living the mundane office life, wakes up and wants more from life, but gets more...much more. Through a series of coincidental events, his mind is overwhelmed and consu...
Hi! New Here! By: Dorche
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hello everyone! I'm new to the community and would love to connect with other writers. I'm not sure how this site works. How would I go about sharing my work to receive feedback? I published it on my profile but it isn't finished. I would love some constructive criticism!

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judycolella

Hi, Dorche, and welcome! A great way to get started is to send out friend requests, and then post a link to your work in the advertising threads in groups that have them, as well as in the main part of the groups specifically made for letting people know you have a book... Show more

Dorche

Thank you so much! :D

judycolella

You're most welcome! I've read through most of what you posted, and left you a comment. =D

(Help) What does it means when they say your story is straight forward? By: Valerie E.
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What does it means when someone told you that your story is straight forward?

I tried searching what it means in the internet, but I couldn't find the right description of what a straight forward story means.

Is having a straight forward story good or bad?

Hope someone will be able to answer my question.

Thanks.

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M.d.S.

It is not neccessarily good or bad.
There are lots of good art works not straight forward and lots of good straight forward works as well.

It is a story with a simple structure, typically linear (no multiple choice how to continue), just one line of action or plot arc.
And the... Show more

Ess

I think when someone tells you that, they're trying to put across that your story is a bit too predictable. It might be either good or bad depending on the way you intend to present your work

brandy83

It could mean it gets to the point. Maybe you should ask the person who said that what it means.

Valerie E.

Thank you for all of your answers to my question. It's now clearer to me what it means than it was before. All of your answers help me remove my confusion about it. :)

Hell im new to this group is there anywhere that would be interested in reading the first chapter... By: Baleezy
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Hell im new to this group is there anywhere that would be interested in reading the first chapter of my book? It's post apocalyptic fiction. I'd really appreciate some feedback on it.

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judycolella

Could you share the link? If you go to your book's page, then copy the URL address, you can paste it into a post under the "Promotions and Advertising" thread right above this message. Your book cover and a link to the book will appear under your post. ')

Baleezy

Hey the book isn't published just yet lol. I have my rough draft 95% done and I'm looking for someone to critique my work before I edit it for story structure and plot holes and things of that nature. Would you be interested in reading the first chapter still?

judycolella

Sure, if you want to email me the chapter. But I'm honest, and as a professional editor, I believe in helping the writer not only correct the surface things (grammar, spelling, format), but also making suggestions about showing/telling, passive sentences, things like that. On... Show more

Baleezy

fantastic I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback!

Ess

I think I can help too,

stranger By: Wani
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"Stranger"

Being a 'gentleman' is not that hard as thinking 'gentle' towards each "stranger" you encountered everyday!!

And nevertheless, a city would not be rated as a best place to live in, only on the basis of its level of civic amenities, infrastructures, employment, health, education, transportation, law and regulation, mode of commuciations, per capital income else the GDP..

I would always like to calculate the depth on... Show more

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judycolella

Not sure what you're asking. Would you like suggestions on how to incorporate these ideas into a fictional story? Or are you asking for comments on your concept about how to treat strangers in the context of an urban culture? As the idea for a plot, though, this has an... Show more

First ebook By: Rece Orlando
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Hope you all like, your thoughts are welcome so please comment!

https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-rece-orlando-an-encounter-with-a-transsexual-mistress/

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judycolella

Be sure to include a link when you send a read request. I'll do this one for you, but it's pretty simple - go to your book's page, copy the URL, and paste it into your post. The book's cover, blurb, and title (which is the link) will appear after you paste it and do a hard... Show more

An Encounter with a Transsexual Mistress. A slave powerless to resist... in this chilling start into the twisted life of a Mistress in search of that... Slave. https://www.bookrix.com/_ebook-rece-orlando-an-encounter-with-a-transsexual-mistress/ The story of an office geek living the mundane office life, wakes up and wants more from life, but gets more...much more. Through a series of coincidental events, his mind is overwhelmed and consu...
J.C. Laird

Now, Rece Orlando, you just need to re-post this in our promotions and advertising thread. We'll let this post stand for 24 hours. "Git er dun..."

STILL LEARNING By: judycolella
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A wonderful writer with whom I've recently come in contact said something incredible and wise:

"If you truly want to be a writer, you will dedicate yourself to the learning process. There is no free ride in this life, not for anything. Writing isn’t one of the easier jobs....A writer, a really good writer, has studied writing, studied it for years. A writer is a surgeon."

I've been working on one of my book series for years... Show more

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Zahra M.

Great post :)

judycolella

Hey, Rana - any books by the classic authors, but personally, I'd suggest starting with the works of Lloyd Alexander and T.H. White. I think if you pay close attention to how they write and the words they use, you'll learn more than you would from a text book.

Thanks, Zahra! I... Show more

jake wilhelm

I learn something new every day! The first version was pretty good, too. I'm with you with self editing being the worst job. I tend to just write something new instead!

Can I post my short articles ?! By: Amaimah
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Can I post my short articles ?!

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felixthecat

Why not create a book (or books) with the articles. Easy to do. THEN, come back here with the link. Also easy to do :)

judycolella

Pat's suggestion is exactly right. When you're done, be sure to post it not in the general area (here) but in the PROMOTIONS and ADVERTISING thread right above this part.

First e-book By: Personal journey a
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How I promote my first e-book on the site? How can it get recognition? I am new to the field. It would be nice to share your views.

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