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Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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Writing for public address.
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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 (3 Viewing)
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
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