A MidSouth transplant from sunny Florida, Victoria Duerstock is living out her "one day" dreams. An avid reader from way back, she has a voracious appetite for all things bookish.  She reads fiction and non-fiction alike but well-written fiction that makes her solve a mystery or an ending she didn’t anticipate really grabs her attention.  She’s even been known to read a manual or two. Ok really, she reads all the manuals.

As a wife and mom of three teenagers, Victoria enjoys blogging regularly for Women to Women ministries - you can find her writing to moms each Friday about a variety of topics. She’s also a contributor for Just 18 Summers and she maintains her own blogs Encouraging Women Today and the Creative Corner.

As a teacher and speaker, Victoria’s mission is to intentionally seek to inspire hope and ignite bigger dreams for God’s purpose and His glory in each of our stories. She enjoys speaking at a variety of venues.

As a writer, Victoria is excited to pursue publication of her novel Fractured, the first of three books in her clean read crime/suspense trilogy. She’s also busy exercising her non-fiction muscles as well and has been published in the following devotional anthologies:

Let All Nature Sing, Worthy Publishing, 2016

Just Breathe, Worthy Publishing, 2017

Words to Cheer Your Heart, Worthy Publishing, publishing TBD

She is delighted to be the conference manager and the contest director for the Ohio Christian Writers Conference. She also manages the content for Serious Writer Academy.  Also a member of Word Weavers International, she is pleased to lead as and President of her online group.

Create Strong Characters with Personality Profiles

Use Personality Profiles to Create Strong Characters

Creating characters in our novels is not difficult when they are just like us, but what about when they aren't? Using the different personality profiles available we can create characters that jump off the page and connect with readers because they are believable.

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Explode Your Growth on Instagram | Victoria Duerstock | Serious Writer Academy

Explode Your Growth on Instagram

Explosive growth on Instagram is possible! After finding success applying proved methods to Twitter, Victoria decided to dig in and work to figure out the best way to grow her Instagram quickly. Applying the proven formulas we have heard before and measuring growth can yield unbelievable results. Join Victoria as she shares how in just one year, she grew her Instagram following from 750 people to over 25,000. Modules include:Initiate & Reciprocate, Collect Hashtags/Research & Accumulate, Power of the Pod, Automation, Giveaways, Shout Outs/DM, Repost Viral content, Engage - but not always immediately, Track & adjust, Powerlikes.
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Explode Your Growth on Twitter

Explosive growth on Twitter is possible, but not by using any secret methods. Applying the proven formulas we have heard before and measuring growth can yield unbelievable results. Victoria will share how she built her Twitter following from meager numbers to over several thousand followers in just one year, without buying any lists or leads.

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Serious Writer Academy - Answering the question of What, Why, What Kind and How, Victoria Duerstock provides an introduction to creating engaging opt-ins for your email list. Understanding what they are and why they are important is essential as you begin the work to create an offer to encourage people to sign up for YOUR list. Jump in and consider how you can build your email list by creating an offer that your audience cannot refuse! by Victoria Duerstock

Create Engaging Opt-ins for Your Email List

Answering the questions of what, why, what kind, and how, Victoria Duerstock provides an introduction to creating engaging opt-ins for your email list. Understanding what opt-ins are and why they are important is essential as you create offers to encourage people to sign up for your email list. Jump into this course and learn how you can build your email list by creating an offer that your audience cannot refuse!.

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The Music and Writing Connection

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