Writing & Marketing Intensives


Fast track your publishing goals.

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

June 1-3, 2023

Exclusive. Personal. Next Level.

Your Registration Includes...

Three Days of Training

Thursday, June 1 is full 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, June 2nd & Saturday, June 3rd are genre training days. 

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.

Three Meals

Your registration includes:

Friday, June 2nd: Breakfast and Lunch

Saturday, June 3rd: Breakfast

Dinners are on your own.

Two Nights of Lodging

Includes Thursday and Friday night lodging. Choose between a private room or "share-a-room" option (2 people maximum). 

Meet the Faculty

We've got an all-star cast of agents, editors, marketing strategists, bestselling and award-winning authors.

By keeping our event small in size, you receive more personalized attention from our faculty.

Cyle Young

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.

Johnnie Alexander

Bestselling novelist Johnnie Alexander writes in multiple fiction genres and has successfully navigated both traditional and indie publishing.

Bethany Jett

Literary Agent 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.

Crystal Bowman

Bestselling author Crystal Bowman has written more than 100 books for children. She also writes lyrics for children’s piano music and stories for Clubhouse Jr. magazine. She is the creator and co-author of Our Daily Bread for Kids and has written for many popular series such as I Can Read!, Little Blessings, Boz The Bear, The Princess Parables, and Berenstain Bears.

Why Come to the Intensives?

⇒⇒⇒ 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


Venue • Lodging • Transportation


The Lodge at Youth Haven
3796 Perrine Rd
Rives Junction, MI 49277



Room for two nights is included in the cost of registration.

The Lodge at Youth Haven is a faith-based ministry for disadvantaged children with campus lodging facilities and is not a hotel. They do not allow smoking or alcohol, and pets are not allowed inside the buildings. As part of their policy, they will have a 30-minute children's presentation at 11:30 AM on Saturday.

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in begins at 10 AM on Thursday, June 1, 2023 and check-out is Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 12 PM.

Private Room Option

Private rooms with one queen bed will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once those are taken, rooms with one queen bed and one twin bed will be assigned.

Share-a-Room Option

"Share-a-rooms" are comprised of one queen bed and one twin bed. If you are sharing a room, both parties must indicate each other in the roommate field during registration. If you need assistance finding a roommate, Serious Writer will attempt to match you (based on biological sex). If a roommate cannot be found, you will need to upgrade to a private room cost.


There is no shuttle service for this event. 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. Please join it here.



Click on the date below to see the day's itinerary.

*schedule is subject to change*

10 AM: Check-in opens

Lunch is on your own.

1 PM: Welcome 

Marketing Main Sessions

5 PM: Dismiss for dinner (on your own)

8 PM: Funtivities (optional)

On Friday, we'll break into our genre tracks.

8 AM: Breakfast

9 AM: Main Session #1

9:30 AM: Genre Tracks

12 PM: Break for Lunch

1 PM: Main Session #2

2 PM: Genre Tracks

4:15 PM: Main Session #3

5 PM: Dismiss for dinner (on your own)

8 PM: Funtivities (optional)

8 AM: Breakfast

9 AM: Main Session #1

9:30 AM: Genre Tracks

11 AM: Closing Session

11:30 AM: Lodge Presentation

12 PM: Check-out


Space is limited!


Club Members Discount:

Serious Writer Club Members will enjoy a discount for this event. The coupon code will be available within your Club account. If you are not yet a Club member but would like to join, please reach out to us at [email protected] or join at seriouswriteracademy.com/club.

Choose Your Registration Option:
Click on a box below (Private Room or Share-a-Room) to begin the registration process:

Got Questions?

Reach out to us at [email protected].

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