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One Video-a-Day Challenge

One Video-a-Day Challenge

Are you feeling stuck trying to grow your platform? Try posting one video-a-day. Join us for this challenge where you post one video a day on either Tik Tok or Instagram (as a Reel). We're starting our Serious Writer Tik Tok channel from ZERO so we thought this would be a great time to grow...

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Is Twitter Dead for the Writing World in 2022?

Is Twitter Dead for the Writing World in 2022?

According to who you ask Twitter is dead. In a surprising move, South African-born American entrepreneur Elon Musk proposed to buy out Twitter after previously acquiring 9.1% of the company's stock for $2 billion on April 14th, 2022. With all the controversy surrounding the Twitter buyout Bethany...

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Everything You Know about Writing is Wrong

Everything You Know about Writing is Wrong

Everything you learned in school and know about writing is wrong. Adverbs are bad verbs. The writing world is different than the educational writing world. Learning to write well is like learning a new language. There are many rules and guidelines that schools teach you, but in reality there's no...

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Best Writing Markets in 2022

Lately we have been talking a lot about freelance writing and different ways to make money writing. We believe that freelance work can really improve you as a writer - which in turn can get you closer to that first published book! Thats what the Serious Writer team is here for as we present to you...

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SEO Basics – Best Practices for Results

SEO Basics – Best Practices for Results

In a world where search engine optimization plays a critical role in content discovery, many people are choosing to become SEO specialists. With high salaries and an ever-growing list of tasks available for those with the right skillset—from social media marketing campaigns through content writing...

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Social Media and Freelance Writing???

In our previous article, we spoke about Freelance Writing Jobs (For Beginners) and you're probably asking yourself why do we keep bringing it up? Well, I'm glad you asked! In that article, we spoke about how to get started in freelancing and what type of work might be best suited for beginners....

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How to Find Those Comparative Titles

How to Find Those Comparative Titles

Proposals can daunt just about any writer. But throw in comparative titles into the mix, and we may have made the process ten times harder on ourselves. Comparative Titles: Recently published titles, in your book's genre, that share similarities in theme, tone, or style. It sounds simple enough,...

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SW Podcast Ep.5 | Are you being lied to about platform?

SW Podcast Ep.5 | Are you being lied to about platform?

https://www.seriouswriteracademy.com/ Timestamps In Episode 5 of the Serious Writer Podcast Bethany Jett and Cyle Young discuss: 0:33 Do you need Platform?5:20 Will this book sell?6:00 ROI11:01 Borrowed Platform15:51 Does the publisher want a "good" book?21:01 A little goes a long way22:35 The one...

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Freelance Writing Jobs (For Beginners)

Freelance Writing Jobs (For Beginners)

Finding work for yourself as a freelance writer can feel like a daunting task. There are so many options when looking at potential jobs that range from traditional magazine articles, email newsletters, or even writing and scheduling Facebook posts for clients. Freelance writing jobs are pretty...

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