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New Members (11 Viewing)
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International District (3 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 (7 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (8 Viewing)
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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 (1 Viewing)
by Susie
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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.
by Penguin
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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 (28 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
by pkbax
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Goals and Accomplishments (2 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.
2,762 156,149
Rejection and Dejection (6 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
2,258 140,816
General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block
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Basic Writing Questions (38 Viewing)
9,611 236,495
Novels (27 Viewing)
13,977 481,397
Write 1/Sub 1 (6 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 (11 Viewing)
2,371 43,529
Young Adult (17 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (1 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (8 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (5 Viewing)
by Helix
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Poetry (4 Viewing)
1,802 47,659
Blogging and Social Networking (3 Viewing)
by Angyl78
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (4 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (78 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (21 Viewing)
6,668 211,505
Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (4 Viewing)
4,129 19,270
Grammar and Syntax (30 Viewing)
3,224 49,809
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (47 Viewing)
8,958 130,493
Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (5 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (4 Viewing)
830 10,752
Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (13 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,321 49,354
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (2 Viewing)
976 11,114
General Publishing Discussions (2 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
397 8,709
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
by allias
02-16-2015 01:24 PM Go to last post
201 10,285
Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
176 1,838
Paying Markets (8 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
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454 5,192
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
02-22-2015 03:46 AM Go to last post
316 1,052
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (2 Viewing)
by Susie
02-16-2015 02:05 AM Go to last post
37 593
Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
by Alli B.
02-27-2015 07:21 PM Go to last post
191 2,650
Romance/Women's Fiction (5 Viewing)
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2,309 44,493
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (11 Viewing)
1,482 60,516
Science Fiction/Fantasy (38 Viewing)
5,924 350,643
Religious and Spiritual Writing (2 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
by Xelebes
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1,567 37,197
Humor (6 Viewing)
484 203,061
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
by Gringa
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555 7,549
Erotica (10 Viewing)
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Horror (4 Viewing)
1,153 115,776
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
by Reziac
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (1 Viewing)
by Chris P
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252 7,143
Historical Writing (5 Viewing)
by Maxx
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Sports and Fitness
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240 9,428
Western (1 Viewing)
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260 17,841
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 (9 Viewing)
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Art & Design (5 Viewing)
623 8,513
AW Bookclub (4 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,320 31,690
Politics & Current Events (33 Viewing)
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Now We're Cookin'! (5 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."
1,056 20,946
Hands-On (3 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
129 4,747
Games (1 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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884 17,039
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
461 11,641
PoC (1 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.
227 6,496
Music and Songwriting (1 Viewing)
by Reziac
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1,029 26,151
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
by ironman
02-12-2015 05:59 PM Go to last post
64 869
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (2 Viewing)
249 6,060
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
The password for this forum is: andante
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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!
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659 38,675
Flash Fiction
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
02-27-2015 11:53 PM Go to last post
145 1,715
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (12 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
Today 10:26 AM Go to last post
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
02-12-2015 04:39 PM Go to last post
261 13,964
Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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