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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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AW's IRC Chat (1 Viewing)
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion
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 (2 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 (1 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 (37 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 (5 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
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Basic Writing Questions (35 Viewing)
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Novels (41 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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Young Adult (24 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (7 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (8 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (1 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 (1 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (63 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (16 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (10 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (21 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (61 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (6 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (2 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 (3 Viewing)
974 11,061
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
by Angie
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Writing for Content Sites (4 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
by Bushrat
01-28-2015 11:05 PM Go to last post
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Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
174 1,830
Paying Markets (3 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
449 5,120
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
by Tuatha
01-27-2015 10:14 AM Go to last post
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (1 Viewing)
by Cabria
01-20-2015 09:57 PM Go to last post
37 577
Writing Genre
Interstitial (1 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
by Torrain
01-24-2015 05:53 PM Go to last post
186 2,624
Romance/Women's Fiction (8 Viewing)
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2,302 44,345
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (7 Viewing)
1,473 60,235
Science Fiction/Fantasy (24 Viewing)
5,883 347,807
Religious and Spiritual Writing (5 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (5 Viewing)
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480 199,570
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
by khobar
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553 7,527
Erotica (6 Viewing)
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Horror (9 Viewing)
1,147 115,493
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (2 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (6 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness
01-23-2015 07:14 AM Go to last post
237 9,328
Western (1 Viewing)
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260 17,832
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 (10 Viewing)
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Art & Design (2 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (3 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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1,320 31,632
Politics & Current Events (27 Viewing)
16,311 660,556
Now We're Cookin'! (1 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."
by regdog
Today 03:02 AM Go to last post
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Hands-On (4 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
01-19-2015 02:40 AM Go to last post
127 4,635
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
882 16,986
QUILTBAG (6 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
454 11,508
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.
224 6,329
Music and Songwriting (1 Viewing)
by Chris P
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Public Speaking & Education (3 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
by OJCade
01-20-2015 04:00 AM Go to last post
64 867
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
by Sage
01-26-2015 04:23 AM Go to last post
249 6,041
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 mrsmig
Today 09:34 AM Go to last post
657 38,536
Flash Fiction (1 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Neegh
Yesterday 03:52 AM Go to last post
144 1,706
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (9 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
859 561,147
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
01-19-2015 05:18 AM Go to last post
261 13,963
Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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