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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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Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing
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Writing for Content Sites,, paid content sites, etc
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Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Writing for public address.
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AW Writing Lab
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NaNo 2012! 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
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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