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International District
A gathering place for members from around the world.
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Changes and Announcements regarding the Water Cooler
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FAQs (9 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (14 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 (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
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 (2 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 (33 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (4 Viewing)
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 (4 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 (43 Viewing)
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Novels (51 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 (14 Viewing)
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Young Adult (31 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (3 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (2 Viewing)
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Poetry (9 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (10 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (5 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (67 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (18 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (4 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (24 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (80 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (12 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 (10 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (3 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 (6 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites,, paid content sites, etc
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07-15-2014 11:33 PM Go to last post
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Networking: Sharing Leads (1 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Paying Markets
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
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Nonpaying Markets (3 Viewing)
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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07-21-2014 11:06 AM Go to last post
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (3 Viewing)
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Writing Genre
Interstitial (1 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
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Romance/Women's Fiction (6 Viewing)
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (12 Viewing)
1,424 57,878
Science Fiction/Fantasy (15 Viewing)
5,674 336,301
Religious and Spiritual Writing (4 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (6 Viewing)
467 180,226
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (3 Viewing)
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Erotica (15 Viewing)
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Horror (6 Viewing)
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Animals & Nature (9 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (6 Viewing)
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Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
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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.
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Art & Design (5 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (2 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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Politics & Current Events (40 Viewing)
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Now We're Cookin'! (11 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 (2 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
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Games (3 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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QUILTBAG (3 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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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.
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07-15-2014 10:01 PM Go to last post
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Music and Songwriting (3 Viewing)
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Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
07-13-2014 12:41 AM 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 (1 Viewing)
NaNo 2012! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
07-22-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
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Flash Fiction (2 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (16 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
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Authorized Personnel
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