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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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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 (7 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 (2 Viewing)
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From Other Forums and Message Boards (1 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 (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 (2 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
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TIO (4 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
by emax100
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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 (6 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (34 Viewing)
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Novels (35 Viewing)
by Albedo
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Write 1/Sub 1 (1 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 (7 Viewing)
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Young Adult (22 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (1 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (12 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (6 Viewing)
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Poetry (3 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (14 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (66 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 (12 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (20 Viewing)
3,205 49,550
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (71 Viewing)
8,882 129,284
Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (4 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor (1 Viewing)
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (37 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (4 Viewing)
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General Publishing Discussions (1 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
by PeteMC
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Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (5 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
647 10,871
Writing for Content Sites (2 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
01-21-2015 10:24 PM Go to last post
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Networking: Sharing Leads (5 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
174 1,830
Paying Markets (9 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
449 5,110
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
01-24-2015 07:46 PM Go to last post
315 1,048
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (1 Viewing)
by Cabria
01-20-2015 09:57 PM Go to last post
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Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
by Torrain
01-24-2015 05:53 PM Go to last post
186 2,624
Romance/Women's Fiction (2 Viewing)
2,298 44,299
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (6 Viewing)
1,472 60,156
Science Fiction/Fantasy (24 Viewing)
5,879 347,504
Religious and Spiritual Writing (4 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (6 Viewing)
480 199,007
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (4 Viewing)
by khobar
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Erotica (19 Viewing)
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Horror (3 Viewing)
1,147 115,451
Animals & Nature
by regdog
01-24-2015 03:32 PM Go to last post
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Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (2 Viewing)
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Historical Writing (3 Viewing)
1,294 23,323
Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
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260 17,824
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 (5 Viewing)
by Cyia
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Art & Design (2 Viewing)
615 8,373
AW Bookclub (3 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,319 31,615
Politics & Current Events (24 Viewing)
by Cyia
Today 10:21 AM Go to last post
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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."
1,050 20,611
Hands-On (3 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
01-19-2015 02:40 AM Go to last post
127 4,635
Games (2 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
882 16,978
QUILTBAG (4 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
452 11,491
PoC (14 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.
223 6,193
Music and Songwriting (2 Viewing)
by rugcat
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Public Speaking & Education (1 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
by OJCade
01-20-2015 04:00 AM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
by Sage
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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 (3 Viewing)
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 (1 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
by Neegh
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144 1,704
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (9 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
858 560,796
Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
01-19-2015 05:18 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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