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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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All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (8 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
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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 (3 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 (28 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (8 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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Arkham Asylum (3 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
by Haggis
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Rejection and Dejection (19 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Saving-The-World Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (4 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (44 Viewing)
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Novels (45 Viewing)
14,042 484,565
Write 1/Sub 1 (4 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 (18 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (5 Viewing)
1,775 28,695
Scripts, Stage, and Screen (14 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (2 Viewing)
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Poetry (7 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (10 Viewing)
3,590 81,246
Comic Books and Graphic Novels (5 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (90 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (15 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (9 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (48 Viewing)
3,256 50,389
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (69 Viewing)
9,053 131,780
Publishing FAQs and Resources (1 Viewing)
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Ask the Agent (7 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (2 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (10 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,343 49,755
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (1 Viewing)
1,000 11,241
General Publishing Discussions (1 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
423 8,955
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (5 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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670 11,077
Writing for Content Sites
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
04-21-2015 01:51 AM Go to last post
201 10,300
Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Paying Markets (2 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.
323 1,076
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (1 Viewing)
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38 604
Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
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Romance/Women's Fiction (11 Viewing)
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (11 Viewing)
1,495 61,003
Science Fiction/Fantasy (23 Viewing)
5,992 356,140
Religious and Spiritual Writing (3 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (4 Viewing)
485 206,668
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (2 Viewing)
557 7,561
Erotica (6 Viewing)
1,652 30,180
Horror (7 Viewing)
1,161 116,495
Animals & Nature (2 Viewing)
771 11,974
Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (1 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (7 Viewing)
1,310 23,614
Sports and Fitness
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Western (2 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.
Movies, TV, and Theater (10 Viewing)
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Art & Design (3 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (3 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
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Politics & Current Events (55 Viewing)
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Now We're Cookin'!
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."
by stormie
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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 (7 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
892 17,178
QUILTBAG (2 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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PoC (8 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 (1 Viewing)
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Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
by heyjude
04-07-2015 06:51 PM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
251 6,068
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 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
661 39,138
Flash Fiction
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by jvc
04-26-2015 07:02 PM Go to last post
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (7 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
867 567,240
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (1 Viewing)
02-12-2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
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Authorized Personnel
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