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A gathering place for members from around the world.
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Changes and Announcements regarding the Water Cooler
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Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion (5 Viewing)
For active community members to post press releases, events, and marketing announcements publicizing their work.
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AW History; Questions and Discussion (3 Viewing)
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A place to check in, post an update about your other regular internet haunts, or set up a temporary refugee camp during outages elsewhere. No talking smack about other message boards or moderators, though, 'kay?
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Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (1 Viewing)
Genre-bending, board-wide, AW contests and projects
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The Break Room
Office Party (57 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (11 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (6 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (17 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (2 Viewing)
Writer's block is a reality for many writers. This is a place to discuss methods of coping with writer's block.
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Basic Writing Questions (53 Viewing)
Basic writing questions are perennial questions asked by writers when they’re just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. They’re usually general in nature rather than about a specific plot element, and include questions about how to write, what to write, or even why to write one way or another. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.
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Novels (46 Viewing)
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Write 1/Sub 1 (6 Viewing)
Just what it sounds like - for those committed W1/S1 writers: Here's a place to spread your wings. Whether it's a novel a year or a flash piece a day - write one, sub one.
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Writing For Kids (7 Viewing)
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Young Adult (31 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (3 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (17 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (3 Viewing)
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Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (29 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (3 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (51 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (92 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (10 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (1 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (17 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (7 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (4 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (2 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
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Networking: Sharing Leads (1 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Paying Markets (8 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
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Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (1 Viewing)
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Writing Genre
Interstitial (2 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
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Romance/Women's Fiction (4 Viewing)
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (5 Viewing)
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Science Fiction/Fantasy (26 Viewing)
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Religious and Spiritual Writing
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Humor (7 Viewing)
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Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (1 Viewing)
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Erotica (17 Viewing)
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Horror (7 Viewing)
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Animals & Nature (1 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (3 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness
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Western (1 Viewing)
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Pop Culture
Movies, music, politics, art, and all that cool stuff we want to write, read, and just can't help talking about.
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Art & Design
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AW Bookclub (5 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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Politics & Current Events (31 Viewing)
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Now We're Cookin'! (2 Viewing)
Writing about recipes, restaurants, reviewing, and food in general. Harriet Van Horne said, "Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all."
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Hands-On (2 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
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Games (2 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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QUILTBAG (3 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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PoC (5 Viewing)
Writing perspectives, situations and characters by and about People of Color. Discussions focussing on race/cultural-concerns, topical news items, and other miscellany may also occur at random.
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Music and Songwriting (3 Viewing)
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Public Speaking & Education (1 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
by FlaDan
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
by Xelebes
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AW Writing Lab
Roll up your sleeves, put in your BIC time, and write! Posting and critting, here.
Poetry Lab
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Music Lab
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ESL Help & Other Languages SYW
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NaNoWriMo and Beyond
NaNo 2012! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
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Flash Fiction (2 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Sophia
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (22 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (1 Viewing)
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