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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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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 (4 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)
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From Other Forums and Message Boards (1 Viewing)
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 (2 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (1 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.
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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 (12 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (4 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (10 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block
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Basic Writing Questions (28 Viewing)
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Novels (36 Viewing)
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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)
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Young Adult (27 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (4 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (9 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (5 Viewing)
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Poetry (4 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (10 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (75 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (20 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (9 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (21 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (79 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (8 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
11-21-2014 11:28 AM Go to last post
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Ask the Editor (5 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (17 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (3 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (4 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
368 8,349
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (2 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites (3 Viewing),, paid content sites, etc
11-16-2014 09:10 AM Go to last post
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Networking: Sharing Leads (3 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
11-19-2014 02:32 PM Go to last post
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Paying Markets (2 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 (1 Viewing)
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by peg
11-18-2014 03:49 AM Go to last post
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Writing Genre
Interstitial (1 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
11-07-2014 02:53 AM Go to last post
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Romance/Women's Fiction (7 Viewing)
2,285 44,081
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (9 Viewing)
1,462 59,517
Science Fiction/Fantasy (30 Viewing)
5,799 343,784
Religious and Spiritual Writing (4 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (10 Viewing)
473 192,261
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
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Erotica (9 Viewing)
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Horror (6 Viewing)
1,137 114,799
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (5 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (8 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
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260 17,777
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 (14 Viewing)
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Art & Design (4 Viewing)
600 8,205
AW Bookclub (4 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
11-21-2014 11:36 PM Go to last post
1,315 31,507
Politics & Current Events (57 Viewing)
16,075 648,030
Now We're Cookin'! (7 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."
11-21-2014 07:05 AM Go to last post
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Hands-On (1 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
125 4,585
Games (1 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
by Teinz
Yesterday 11:36 PM Go to last post
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QUILTBAG (4 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
by TessB
11-19-2014 10:53 PM Go to last post
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PoC (4 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.
215 6,059
Music and Songwriting (3 Viewing)
by Kolta
11-12-2014 08:11 AM Go to last post
1,017 25,910
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
64 865
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
by Reziac
11-03-2014 09:06 PM Go to last post
249 6,030
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 (3 Viewing)
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
653 38,069
Flash Fiction (3 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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143 1,687
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (7 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (3 Viewing)
04-23-2014 07:12 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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