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International District (4 Viewing)
A gathering place for members from around the world.
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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 (2 Viewing)
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion (6 Viewing)
For active community members to post press releases, events, and marketing announcements publicizing their work.
Don't spam us. We can tell the difference.
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AW History; Questions and Discussion
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From Other Forums and Message Boards (2 Viewing)
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 (6 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (1 Viewing)
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 (33 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (6 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (1 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (19 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
by hester
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (4 Viewing)
by ctina
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Basic Writing Questions (38 Viewing)
9,607 236,305
Novels (40 Viewing)
13,970 481,132
Write 1/Sub 1 (4 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.
by Sara K.
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Writing For Kids (8 Viewing)
2,371 43,512
Young Adult (24 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (5 Viewing)
1,754 28,407
Scripts, Stage, and Screen (19 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (2 Viewing)
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Poetry (4 Viewing)
1,802 47,631
Blogging and Social Networking (9 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (3 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (103 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
4,836 285,442
AW Roundtable (14 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (11 Viewing)
4,119 19,241
Grammar and Syntax (53 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (69 Viewing)
8,954 130,404
Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (5 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (1 Viewing)
02-21-2015 10:06 PM Go to last post
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (14 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,317 49,299
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (2 Viewing)
975 11,108
General Publishing Discussions
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
396 8,693
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (4 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
by Angie
02-19-2015 03:11 AM Go to last post
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Writing for Content Sites (1 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
by allias
02-16-2015 01:24 PM Go to last post
201 10,285
Networking: Sharing Leads (1 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
175 1,835
Paying Markets (5 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.
02-22-2015 03:46 AM Go to last post
316 1,052
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by Susie
02-16-2015 02:05 AM Go to last post
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Writing Genre
Interstitial (2 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
191 2,650
Romance/Women's Fiction (7 Viewing)
2,308 44,453
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (6 Viewing)
1,480 60,480
Science Fiction/Fantasy (32 Viewing)
5,921 350,118
Religious and Spiritual Writing (10 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
by Teinz
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1,567 37,192
Humor (18 Viewing)
484 202,642
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (1 Viewing)
02-22-2015 01:22 AM Go to last post
554 7,542
Erotica (19 Viewing)
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1,633 29,877
Horror (9 Viewing)
by Narren
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1,153 115,741
Animals & Nature
766 11,914
Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (3 Viewing)
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251 7,114
Historical Writing (13 Viewing)
1,302 23,436
Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
by Xelebes
02-23-2015 08:17 PM Go to last post
240 9,420
Western (3 Viewing)
02-06-2015 07:09 PM Go to last post
260 17,841
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 (12 Viewing)
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Art & Design (7 Viewing)
622 8,485
AW Bookclub (7 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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Politics & Current Events (41 Viewing)
16,390 663,583
Now We're Cookin'! (4 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."
by Teinz
Today 06:17 PM Go to last post
1,055 20,912
Hands-On (1 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
Today 05:31 AM Go to last post
129 4,744
Games (3 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
884 17,037
QUILTBAG (1 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
459 11,619
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.
02-25-2015 10:12 AM Go to last post
227 6,484
Music and Songwriting (6 Viewing)
1,029 26,142
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
by ironman
02-12-2015 05:59 PM Go to last post
64 869
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (3 Viewing)
249 6,060
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 (1 Viewing)
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
Yesterday 11:31 AM Go to last post
658 38,634
Flash Fiction (1 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Sophia
02-23-2015 01:55 AM Go to last post
144 1,711
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (18 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
860 562,889
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (1 Viewing)
02-12-2015 04:39 PM Go to last post
261 13,964
Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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