2022 Marketing & Genre Intensives

Fast track your publishing goals.

Proven, results-driven, quality training taught by publishing professionals actively working within their craft.

Sept 8 - 10, 2022

**Next year's dates TBD**

Why Come to the Intensives?

This three-day event is full of the latest information, resources, and step-by-step strategies for writers who want:

⇒⇒⇒ Personalized attention to get your questions answers 

⇒⇒⇒  To grow your platform quickly to a targeted audience

⇒⇒⇒ To maximize your time and efforts with marketing to your readers.

⇒⇒⇒ Practical strategies for an upcoming book launch or relaunch 

⇒⇒⇒ To avoid common mistakes writers make


Registration for the entire Marketing & Genre Intensives event includes pre- and post- calls with the faculty, some meals, AND the recordings! Details below:

Exclusive. Personal. Next Level.

Your Registration Includes...


Thursday, Sept 8 is a FULL day of marketing and platform training with literary agent Cyle Young, who has grown his platform to almost half-a-million in less than two years.

Friday, Sept 9th & Saturday, Sept 10th are genre training days. 

Each track is limited to 10 attendees so that you will get a personal experience.

Two Bonus Calls!

As part of the Intensive experience, you'll be able to participate in a pre-conference video call with the other attendees and instructors to answer questions and help you prep.

Additionally, you'll receive a post-conference video call with your genre track group.

*Please note: the pre-conference group call was held August 10th. The replay is available for all attendees.*


Your registration includes lunch on Thursday, Sept 8 and Friday, Sept 9.

The local community, in partnership with our hosts, deliver amazing meals and some of the best homemade desserts you've ever tasted. Guaranteed!



The recordings from this event are included in the price of registration...no hidden fees and no surprise up-sells!

Privacy is important, so critique portions of the genre tracks may not be shared via the recordings.

Register Here

All tracks include the marketing sessions on Thursday, Sept 8 with Cyle Young. Click below to join the genre track of your choice!


Every attendee participates in Cyle Young's Marketing & Platform training on Thursday, Sept 8. Remember: Each genre track is limited to 10 attendees!

Meet the Faculty

Agents. Publishing house owners. Editors. Marketing strategists. Bestselling & Award-winning authors.

Literary Agent Cyle Young has sold over 300 books for his clients in his career, is the author of Michigan Motivations, and has built his own platform to over half-a-million followers in less than two years, and

Bestselling author of Chasing Sunsets and Word Weavers Int'l Founder and President Eva Marie Everson is a renowned editor and coach, as well as the director of the Florida Christian Writers Conference.

"Cornerstone Strategist" Bethany Jett  has won awards for 100% of her nonfiction books (from YA trade to adult inspirational) including The Cinderella Rule, her ghostwriting, articles, and marketing.

 Michelle Medlock Adams, bestselling children's book author with almost 5 MILLION books sold is also a NYT bestselling ghostwriter and the editor of children's publishing house Wren & Bear Books.


Thursday, Sept 8 - Saturday, Sept 10


Schedule for next year will be added once registration opens.


Venue • Airport • Hotel • Transportation


The event will take place at

 3572 W Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd
Liberty, NC 27298

The event venue is roughly 15-20 minutes from the recommended hotel.


We recommend the Raleigh-Durham airport. Please note: There is no shuttle service.


We've stayed at the Country Inn & Suites for the last three NC events and the staff is super helpful.  We are excited to partner with them again.

Country Inn & Suites
3211 Wilson Dr, Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 584-1115

Daily room rates:
King - TBD
Double - TBD

Call to secure the rate. Please mention Serious Writer and/or Andy Clapp. 


Transportation to-and-from the event is "on your own," so in order to help you connect with other attendees who may be driving or willing to carpool, we have a Facebook group set up.

The overwhelming Southern hospitality that we receive from the members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Country Inn & Suites keeps us coming back to Liberty, NC for our annual events.

Got Questions?

Reach out to us at [email protected].

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