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New Members (17 Viewing)
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International District (2 Viewing)
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 (3 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (11 Viewing)
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AW's IRC Chat (3 Viewing)
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion (3 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 (6 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (4 Viewing)
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 (43 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (2 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (8 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
2,750 155,770
Rejection and Dejection (9 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
by Hathor
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (1 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (46 Viewing)
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Novels (58 Viewing)
13,813 472,558
Write 1/Sub 1 (7 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.
by Hanson
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Writing For Kids (2 Viewing)
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Young Adult (29 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (13 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (7 Viewing)
1,856 17,983
Poetry (6 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (8 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (3 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (107 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (22 Viewing)
6,539 206,716
Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (9 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (29 Viewing)
3,143 48,381
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (62 Viewing)
by ajaye
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Publishing FAQs and Resources (2 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (11 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (4 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (9 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
by Polenth
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (6 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (2 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
350 8,142
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (2 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing),, paid content sites, etc
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194 10,223
Networking: Sharing Leads (3 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
172 1,802
Paying Markets (2 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
09-17-2014 06:55 PM Go to last post
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Nonpaying Markets (1 Viewing)
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
292 957
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by Cabria
09-14-2014 06:03 PM Go to last post
36 551
Writing Genre
Interstitial (2 Viewing)
Writing across the genre boundaries
Yesterday 02:03 AM Go to last post
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Romance/Women's Fiction (11 Viewing)
2,269 43,811
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (6 Viewing)
1,444 58,610
Science Fiction/Fantasy (39 Viewing)
5,746 340,479
Religious and Spiritual Writing
(See this board for sub-genres.)
1,547 36,673
Humor (4 Viewing)
468 184,447
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (3 Viewing)
by Gringa
09-17-2014 05:20 AM Go to last post
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Erotica (14 Viewing)
1,573 28,888
Horror (5 Viewing)
1,131 114,214
Animals & Nature (3 Viewing)
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747 11,493
Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (2 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (5 Viewing)
1,268 22,873
Sports and Fitness (2 Viewing)
by robeiae
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Western (4 Viewing)
by Haggis
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259 17,665
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 (8 Viewing)
by Sage
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Art & Design (3 Viewing)
588 8,019
AW Bookclub (3 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,312 31,353
Politics & Current Events (35 Viewing)
15,825 636,757
Now We're Cookin'! (1 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."
Yesterday 06:35 PM Go to last post
1,023 19,868
Hands-On (6 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
09-15-2014 04:27 AM Go to last post
116 4,454
Games (4 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
853 16,384
QUILTBAG (2 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
by SWest
Yesterday 03:14 AM Go to last post
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PoC (3 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.
212 6,017
Music and Songwriting (1 Viewing)
09-18-2014 10:30 PM Go to last post
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Public Speaking & Education (1 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
by ConnieJ
09-15-2014 04:28 AM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (3 Viewing)
by Tazlima
09-09-2014 11:01 PM Go to last post
247 6,006
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
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
Today 05:32 AM Go to last post
635 36,446
Flash Fiction (6 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
09-18-2014 07:53 PM Go to last post
141 1,661
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (3 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
Today 05:07 AM Go to last post
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (1 Viewing)
04-23-2014 06:12 AM 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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