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Welcome to the Water Cooler
New Members (22 Viewing)
Here's the spot to introduce yourself. C'mon in and say hi!
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International District (1 Viewing)
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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FAQs (2 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (15 Viewing)
by Reziac
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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.
Don't spam us. We can tell the difference.
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AW History; Questions and Discussion (4 Viewing)
by Lindy
10-14-2014 07:44 AM Go to last post
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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 (6 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (2 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.
10-21-2014 11:46 PM Go to last post
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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 (1 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 (18 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
by LadyLex
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (3 Viewing)
by BMajor
10-24-2014 09:25 PM Go to last post
361 6,117
Basic Writing Questions (57 Viewing)
9,272 227,153
Novels (48 Viewing)
by BethS
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Write 1/Sub 1 (2 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 (4 Viewing)
2,347 43,020
Young Adult (24 Viewing)
3,756 650,234
Short Fiction (4 Viewing)
1,716 27,670
Scripts, Stage, and Screen (24 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (4 Viewing)
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Poetry (4 Viewing)
1,743 46,138
Blogging and Social Networking (7 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (5 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (106 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (26 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (2 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (25 Viewing)
3,167 48,758
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (79 Viewing)
8,704 126,603
Publishing FAQs and Resources (2 Viewing)
26 86
Ask the Agent (17 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (12 Viewing)
819 10,636
Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (12 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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2,220 47,773
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (2 Viewing)
10-24-2014 09:42 AM Go to last post
950 10,780
General Publishing Discussions (3 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
362 8,263
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (3 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
by Marta
10-24-2014 12:21 AM Go to last post
630 10,729
Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing),, paid content sites, etc
by amyall
Yesterday 12:49 AM Go to last post
197 10,239
Networking: Sharing Leads (4 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
10-04-2014 02:05 AM Go to last post
173 1,810
Paying Markets (1 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
Yesterday 02:38 PM Go to last post
438 4,894
Nonpaying Markets (2 Viewing)
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
10-24-2014 10:21 PM Go to last post
302 984
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by Cabria
09-14-2014 06:03 PM Go to last post
36 551
Writing Genre
Interstitial (1 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
10-11-2014 08:45 PM Go to last post
180 2,565
Romance/Women's Fiction (9 Viewing)
10-24-2014 09:59 AM Go to last post
2,278 43,970
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (8 Viewing)
by Zelenka
Yesterday 11:03 PM Go to last post
1,454 59,181
Science Fiction/Fantasy (29 Viewing)
by Thuro
Yesterday 11:51 PM Go to last post
5,772 342,387
Religious and Spiritual Writing
(See this board for sub-genres.)
by Foinah
10-23-2014 09:08 PM Go to last post
1,551 36,733
Humor (11 Viewing)
470 188,125
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
by thedark
10-20-2014 06:49 PM Go to last post
541 7,388
Erotica (13 Viewing)
10-24-2014 07:53 AM Go to last post
1,585 29,097
Horror (6 Viewing)
1,138 114,684
Animals & Nature (4 Viewing)
10-19-2014 08:37 PM Go to last post
749 11,548
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238 6,028
Historical Writing (11 Viewing)
1,280 22,990
Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
by robeiae
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10-22-2014 06:54 PM Go to last post
259 17,770
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 (22 Viewing)
by Channy
Yesterday 11:58 PM Go to last post
3,338 130,710
Art & Design (2 Viewing)
10-23-2014 06:59 PM Go to last post
593 8,076
AW Bookclub (12 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
by lrose20
Yesterday 11:01 PM Go to last post
1,312 31,441
Politics & Current Events (44 Viewing)
15,962 643,112
Now We're Cookin'! (3 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."
Yesterday 05:14 AM Go to last post
1,030 20,038
Hands-On (2 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
10-22-2014 09:55 PM Go to last post
121 4,532
Games (1 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
by Channy
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862 16,518
QUILTBAG (4 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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442 11,227
PoC (3 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 Reziac
10-19-2014 09:11 PM Go to last post
213 6,051
Music and Songwriting (4 Viewing)
by Xelebes
Yesterday 11:12 PM Go to last post
1,016 25,877
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
64 865
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (2 Viewing)
10-22-2014 11:18 PM Go to last post
249 6,024
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
The password for this forum is: vista
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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!
by Sage
Yesterday 09:09 PM Go to last post
638 36,870
Flash Fiction (2 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Sophia
Yesterday 02:33 PM Go to last post
143 1,679
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (16 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
Today 12:03 AM Go to last post
850 553,067
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
04-23-2014 06:12 AM Go to last post
261 13,962
Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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