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Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Rejection and Dejection (11 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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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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Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
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Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
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Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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Writing Genre
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Writing across the genre boundaries
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Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (4 Viewing)
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Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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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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For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
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Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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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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Public Speaking & Education (2 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
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AW Writing Lab
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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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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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Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
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