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International District
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 (1 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 (1 Viewing)
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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 (4 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 (40 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (3 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (7 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (5 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 (38 Viewing)
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Novels (40 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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Writing For Kids (6 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (10 Viewing)
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Poetry (1 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (47 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (7 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (2 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (12 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (70 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (8 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (3 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (4 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (4 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (7 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 (1 Viewing),, 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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08-24-2014 07:23 AM Go to last post
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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 (3 Viewing)
by Captcha
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (6 Viewing)
1,440 58,519
Science Fiction/Fantasy (39 Viewing)
5,723 339,064
Religious and Spiritual Writing (3 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (5 Viewing)
467 182,245
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (1 Viewing)
by Gringa
08-26-2014 10:16 PM Go to last post
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Erotica (18 Viewing)
by Channy
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Horror (2 Viewing)
1,130 113,732
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
by regdog
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (3 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (4 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness
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Western (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 (6 Viewing)
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Art & Design (2 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (1 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,310 31,310
Politics & Current Events (29 Viewing)
15,737 633,146
Now We're Cookin'! (6 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."
1,022 19,825
Hands-On (8 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
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Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
852 16,320
QUILTBAG (3 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
by SWest
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PoC (2 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.
08-26-2014 05:42 PM Go to last post
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Music and Songwriting (1 Viewing)
1,009 25,710
Public Speaking & Education (1 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
by mayaone
08-11-2014 11:59 AM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
08-29-2014 08:43 AM Go to last post
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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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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
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 (1 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Sophia
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (21 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (2 Viewing)
04-23-2014 06:12 AM Go to last post
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Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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