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The Break Room
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Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (9 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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Basic Writing Questions (57 Viewing)
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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.
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Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (15 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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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
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Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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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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Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
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AW Writing Lab
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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
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
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Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (3 Viewing)
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