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New Members (5 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 (1 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (10 Viewing)
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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 (5 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 (2 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 (3 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (1 Viewing)
Genre-bending, board-wide, AW contests and projects
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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 (7 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (1 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
by Relayer
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Rejection and Dejection (7 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (1 Viewing)
Writer's block is a reality for many writers. This is a place to discuss methods of coping with writer's block.
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Basic Writing Questions (27 Viewing)
Because the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.
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Novels (50 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 (10 Viewing)
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Young Adult (24 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (8 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (14 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (2 Viewing)
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Poetry (5 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (5 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (4 Viewing)
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Discussion
Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (73 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 (3 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (16 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (50 Viewing)
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Publishing
Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (4 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 (9 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (2 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (2 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (3 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites (1 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
04-13-2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
188 10,177
Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
166 2,271
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 (2 Viewing)
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
by Shaba
04-14-2014 09:55 AM Go to last post
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by Susie
04-19-2014 04:19 AM Go to last post
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Writing Genre
Interstitial
Writing across the genre boundaries
04-09-2014 03:56 AM Go to last post
168 2,466
Romance/Women's Fiction (3 Viewing)
by Renee J
Yesterday 03:59 PM Go to last post
2,201 42,682
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (6 Viewing)
1,386 56,486
Science Fiction/Fantasy (22 Viewing)
5,537 329,283
Religious and Spiritual Writing (2 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (3 Viewing)
464 173,866
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir
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Erotica (13 Viewing)
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Horror (4 Viewing)
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Animals & Nature (4 Viewing)
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (2 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (4 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness
218 8,391
Western (1 Viewing)
04-14-2014 09:38 AM Go to last post
254 17,522
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 (7 Viewing)
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Art & Design (1 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (4 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,275 30,701
Politics & Current Events (52 Viewing)
15,248 613,340
Now We're Cookin'! (4 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."
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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.
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112 4,158
Games (1 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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QUILTBAG
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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PoC (6 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.
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Music and Songwriting (3 Viewing)
1,003 25,409
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
02-20-2014 09:56 PM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
by Xelebes
04-19-2014 08:48 PM Go to last post
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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 (5 Viewing)
NaNo 2012! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
630 35,525
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
04-19-2014 01:54 PM Go to last post
131 1,557
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (8 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
by Nymtoc
Today 01:17 PM Go to last post
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (1 Viewing)
03-02-2014 01:05 AM Go to last post
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Authorized Personnel
TWA/STGRB Project
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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