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New Members (11 Viewing)
Here's the spot to introduce yourself. C'mon in and say hi!
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International District (2 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 (5 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (13 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 (2 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)
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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 (7 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 (39 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (6 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (3 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
2,228 136,399
General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (3 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (24 Viewing)
9,292 227,611
Novels (37 Viewing)
13,848 474,532
Write 1/Sub 1 (4 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 (5 Viewing)
2,349 43,032
Young Adult (23 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (12 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (2 Viewing)
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Poetry (3 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (7 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (70 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (9 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (5 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (8 Viewing)
3,169 48,804
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (56 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (6 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (1 Viewing)
10-27-2014 12:18 PM Go to last post
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (2 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
by akaria
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (1 Viewing)
10-24-2014 09:42 AM Go to last post
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General Publishing Discussions
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (2 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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630 10,735
Writing for Content Sites (3 Viewing),, paid content sites, etc
197 10,241
Networking: Sharing Leads (4 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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173 1,812
Paying Markets (1 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
439 4,906
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
10-24-2014 10:21 PM Go to last post
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (2 Viewing)
by Cabria
09-14-2014 06:03 PM Go to last post
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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 (5 Viewing)
2,280 43,996
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (2 Viewing)
1,455 59,231
Science Fiction/Fantasy (18 Viewing)
5,779 342,716
Religious and Spiritual Writing (2 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
by Foinah
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1,552 36,744
Humor (7 Viewing)
471 188,972
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (2 Viewing)
by thedark
10-20-2014 06:49 PM Go to last post
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Erotica (12 Viewing)
Yesterday 09:45 PM Go to last post
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Horror (5 Viewing)
1,138 114,711
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
10-19-2014 08:37 PM Go to last post
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (2 Viewing)
by Chris P
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Historical Writing (3 Viewing)
by Flicka
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Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
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Western (4 Viewing)
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 (6 Viewing)
by Opty
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Art & Design (3 Viewing)
10-23-2014 06:59 PM Go to last post
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AW Bookclub (1 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
10-29-2014 12:40 AM Go to last post
1,312 31,455
Politics & Current Events (31 Viewing)
15,982 644,562
Now We're Cookin'!
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."
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Hands-On (3 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
Yesterday 03:33 AM Go to last post
121 4,548
Games (2 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
Yesterday 06:39 AM Go to last post
863 16,527
QUILTBAG (1 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
10-27-2014 05:44 AM Go to last post
442 11,228
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 (2 Viewing)
by Xelebes
10-28-2014 08:23 PM Go to last post
1,017 25,898
Public Speaking & Education (1 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
64 865
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
by Reziac
Today 01:56 AM Go to last post
249 6,028
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 (8 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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642 37,052
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
10-25-2014 02:33 PM Go to last post
143 1,679
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (15 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
850 553,643
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
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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