Q: What is The Serious Writer Tour?

A: The Serious Writer Tour is a regional gathering of writers who want to learn about the writing craft, figure out their career direction, prepare to pitch their work, or network in their area. The one day tour stop consists of workshops and main sessions.

Q: I’m new to Serious Writer. Would the Serious Writer Tour benefit me?

A: The Serious Writer Tour would be a perfect way for you to find out more about coming to a writers conference, the writing industry, and connect with other writers in your local area. It’s about equipping you with the skills, tools, and abilities you need to continue growing in your writing career.

Q: Do I need to sign up for a particular workshop before the event?

A: Nope. All workshops are first-come, first-serve.

Q: Where can I find information about the Serious Writer Academy? 

A: You can check it out online at

Q: Do you host any conferences?

A: Yes, besides the tour stops, we host conferences throughout the year. Visit our conference page for more information.

Q: What ongoing resources do you provide for writers? 

A: Almost an Author ( is one of our writing blogs specifically focused on helping writers become published authors. Its columns cover genres, craft, platform, and career. You can also visit Serious Writer ( where we blog about the publishing industry and up-to-date information from industry professionals, such as bestselling authors, editors, and agents.

Q: What other resources do you have to help writers? 

A: Our two weekly shows, Genre Chat (hosted at Serious Writer) and Writer’s Chat (hosted at Almost an Author) provide weekly interaction and instruction to continue to help you grow as a writer.

Q: Do you host any events specifically aimed at picture book authors?

A: Yes, stay tuned. Many of our tour stops will have a children’s writing track.

Q: What if I have a question that isn’t answered here? 

A: Just click here.