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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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For active community members to post press releases, events, and marketing announcements publicizing their work.
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AW History; Questions and Discussion (1 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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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
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Goals and Accomplishments (4 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (5 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (13 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (1 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (45 Viewing)
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Novels (41 Viewing)
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Write 1/Sub 1 (3 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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Poetry (8 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (84 Viewing)
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AW Roundtable (12 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (17 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (8 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (9 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (2 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (2 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (1 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 (2 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Paying Markets (1 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
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Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
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Romance/Women's Fiction (4 Viewing)
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (7 Viewing)
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Science Fiction/Fantasy (49 Viewing)
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Religious and Spiritual Writing (3 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (15 Viewing)
474 192,676
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
by khobar
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Erotica (7 Viewing)
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Horror (7 Viewing)
1,138 114,872
Animals & Nature (4 Viewing)
752 11,632
by Maryn
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Historical Writing (4 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness (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.
Movies, TV, and Theater (9 Viewing)
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Art & Design (1 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (6 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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Politics & Current Events (41 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."
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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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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.
by TessB
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Music and Songwriting (2 Viewing)
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Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
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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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P&CE Soapbox
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ESL Help & Other Languages SYW
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NaNoWriMo and Beyond (2 Viewing)
NaNo 2014! 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
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 (23 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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