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A gathering place for members from around the world.
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Bulletin Board
Changes and Announcements regarding the Water Cooler
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All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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AW's IRC Chat
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion (3 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
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From Other Forums and Message Boards
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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AW Library (1 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room
There's the AW Contests and Projects Room for genre-bending, board-wide, AW contests and projects, and Writing Contests, ElseWeb for external, unaffiliated posts and links to writing contests elsewhere.
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The Break Room
Office Party (25 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (2 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (2 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (3 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (2 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (46 Viewing)
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Novels (25 Viewing)
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Write 1/Sub 1 (9 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 (6 Viewing)
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Young Adult (15 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (16 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (6 Viewing)
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1,760 46,550
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (3 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (59 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (10 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (1 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (13 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (53 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (5 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (13 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,236 48,130
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice
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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 (4 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing),, 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.
11-19-2014 02:32 PM Go to last post
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Paying Markets (3 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 (2 Viewing)
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 (1 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
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Romance/Women's Fiction (5 Viewing)
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (4 Viewing)
1,462 59,521
Science Fiction/Fantasy (13 Viewing)
5,799 343,808
Religious and Spiritual Writing (1 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (3 Viewing)
473 192,300
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
by khobar
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Erotica (12 Viewing)
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Horror (3 Viewing)
1,137 114,799
Animals & Nature
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (2 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (1 Viewing)
1,284 23,075
Sports and Fitness
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Western (1 Viewing)
260 17,777
Pop Culture
Movies, music, politics, art, and all that cool stuff we want to write, read, and just can't help talking about.
Movies, TV, and Theater (5 Viewing)
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Art & Design (2 Viewing)
600 8,206
AW Bookclub (2 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
11-21-2014 11:36 PM Go to last post
1,315 31,507
Politics & Current Events (20 Viewing)
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Now We're Cookin'! (1 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."
11-21-2014 07:05 AM Go to last post
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Hands-On (1 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
125 4,587
Games (4 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
867 16,601
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
by TessB
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PoC (1 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.
215 6,059
Music and Songwriting (3 Viewing)
by Kolta
11-12-2014 08:11 AM Go to last post
1,017 25,910
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
64 865
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (3 Viewing)
by Reziac
11-03-2014 09:06 PM Go to last post
249 6,030
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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P&CE Soapbox
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ESL Help & Other Languages SYW
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NaNoWriMo and Beyond (10 Viewing)
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
653 38,080
Flash Fiction
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
143 1,688
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (6 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
04-23-2014 07:12 AM Go to last post
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