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New Members (9 Viewing)
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International District
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 (1 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (4 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 (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
by ajaye
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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.
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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 (27 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (5 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.
by Haggis
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Rejection and Dejection (3 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (2 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (27 Viewing)
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Novels (35 Viewing)
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Write 1/Sub 1 (16 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 (7 Viewing)
by Funaek
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Young Adult (16 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (5 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (21 Viewing)
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1,881 18,250
Poetry (7 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (12 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (88 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (11 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (2 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (23 Viewing)
3,238 50,059
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (44 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (9 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (7 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
Yesterday 09:25 PM Go to last post
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (1 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
by Captcha
03-28-2015 10:45 PM Go to last post
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (1 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
by Angie
03-27-2015 11:35 PM Go to last post
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Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
03-21-2015 05:40 AM Go to last post
201 10,296
Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
03-21-2015 12:50 AM Go to last post
177 1,840
Paying Markets (1 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.
318 1,060
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (4 Viewing)
by Susie
02-16-2015 01:05 AM Go to last post
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Writing Genre
Interstitial (1 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
03-29-2015 10:58 PM Go to last post
194 2,667
Romance/Women's Fiction (4 Viewing)
2,321 44,827
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (1 Viewing)
1,488 60,780
Science Fiction/Fantasy (29 Viewing)
5,957 353,009
Religious and Spiritual Writing (5 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
03-26-2015 02:43 AM Go to last post
1,568 37,234
Humor (5 Viewing)
484 205,085
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (1 Viewing)
03-20-2015 04:02 AM Go to last post
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Erotica (2 Viewing)
1,641 29,998
Horror (5 Viewing)
1,158 116,149
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
768 11,959
by Chris P
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Historical Writing (1 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness
241 9,481
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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)
by Thewitt
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Art & Design (2 Viewing)
by muse
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AW Bookclub
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,324 31,761
Politics & Current Events (20 Viewing)
16,490 668,344
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."
by regdog
Yesterday 11:59 PM 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.
by mrsmig
03-27-2015 05:00 PM Go to last post
129 4,788
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
884 17,084
QUILTBAG (3 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
Today 12:57 PM Go to last post
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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.
231 6,528
Music and Songwriting
1,030 26,196
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
by ironman
02-12-2015 04:59 PM Go to last post
64 869
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
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
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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
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
Today 11:40 AM Go to last post
660 38,926
Flash Fiction
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Paul44
Today 12:29 PM Go to last post
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (3 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
863 565,282
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (2 Viewing)
02-12-2015 03:39 PM 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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