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Serious Writer

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Italy 2024

Join us in Tuscany for a truly incredible experience. You’ll get top-notch training during our conference days with plenty of leisure time to enjoy the Tuscan countryside. Plus, the food is incredible and our trips to Montepulciano and Florence are experiences to remember forever.

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The mission of Serious Writer is to build community, create networking opportunities, teach the most current industry information, and provide free and affordable instruction and training.

We’re proud to have been recognized as one of Writers Digest’s Top 101 Websites for Writers twice! with our sister site¬†Almost an Author.

The 2023 Serious Writer Awards are closed!

Three Contests. Three Winners.

Writer of the Year

Book of the Year

Book of the Decade

Announcements will be posted on our Facebook page.

To see the list of past contest winners, finalists, and semifinalists, click here.


2024 Italy Writers Conference

The first Serious Writer Italy event consisted of workshops, tours, food & wine tastings, cooking class, brainstorming sessions, and oh-so-much food.

Registration for the 2024 Italy Writers Conference is LIVE!

Past 3-day conferences include:

  • North Carolina Christian Writers Conference [2018, 2019, 2020]
  • Ohio Christian Writers Conference [2017, 2018]
  • Genre & Marketing Intensives - NC [2021, 2022]

Past 1-day "tour stops" included these cities:

  • Pensacola, FL [2019]
  • Tallahassee, FL [2018, 2019]
  • Tampa, FL [2017, 2019, 2020]
  • Atlanta, GA [2018]
  • Cullman, AL [2018]
  • Lexington, SC [2018, 2019]
  • Nashville, TN [2019]
  • Wimberley, TX [2018]
  • Chicago, IL [2019]

Upcoming Events include:


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Season 1 of the Serious Writer podcast is available! Check out the last couple of episodes below.

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