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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 (10 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 (2 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 (1 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (1 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 (34 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (1 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 Haggis
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Rejection and Dejection (7 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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General Writing Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (2 Viewing)
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Basic Writing Questions (23 Viewing)
9,670 238,354
Novels (25 Viewing)
14,002 482,699
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 (6 Viewing)
2,372 43,587
Young Adult (21 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (7 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (4 Viewing)
by Kfu3000
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Nonfiction (7 Viewing)
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Poetry (26 Viewing)
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Blogging and Social Networking (4 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (3 Viewing)
725 7,735
Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (50 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
by Moldy
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AW Roundtable (12 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (2 Viewing)
by lbender
03-25-2015 10:28 PM Go to last post
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Grammar and Syntax (16 Viewing)
by Chase
Today 12:13 AM Go to last post
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (45 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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Ask the Agent (3 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
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Ask the Editor
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Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (6 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
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Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (14 Viewing)
986 11,158
General Publishing Discussions
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
408 8,809
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (2 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
661 11,009
Writing for Content Sites (1 Viewing)
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
03-21-2015 05:40 AM Go to last post
201 10,296
Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
03-21-2015 12:50 AM Go to last post
177 1,840
Paying Markets (3 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
461 5,242
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
318 1,060
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff
by Susie
02-16-2015 01:05 AM Go to last post
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Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
03-21-2015 03:57 AM Go to last post
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Romance/Women's Fiction (11 Viewing)
2,321 44,782
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (3 Viewing)
1,487 60,718
Science Fiction/Fantasy (13 Viewing)
5,954 352,719
Religious and Spiritual Writing (1 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
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Humor (6 Viewing)
484 204,902
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (1 Viewing)
03-20-2015 04:02 AM Go to last post
555 7,556
Erotica (12 Viewing)
by Maryn
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Horror (1 Viewing)
1,157 116,134
Animals & Nature (8 Viewing)
767 11,935
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252 7,279
Historical Writing (3 Viewing)
1,308 23,511
Sports and Fitness
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241 9,464
Western (1 Viewing)
02-06-2015 06:09 PM Go to last post
260 17,841
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
626 8,612
AW Bookclub (3 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,324 31,745
Politics & Current Events (32 Viewing)
16,483 667,881
Now We're Cookin'! (7 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."
by regdog
Yesterday 02:51 PM Go to last post
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Hands-On (1 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
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129 4,787
Games (4 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
884 17,079
QUILTBAG (1 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
465 11,736
PoC (1 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 (2 Viewing)
1,030 26,188
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
by ironman
02-12-2015 04:59 PM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (1 Viewing)
249 6,060
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
The password for this forum is: vista
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NaNoWriMo and Beyond (2 Viewing)
NaNo 2014! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
Today 09:06 AM Go to last post
660 38,888
Flash Fiction
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
03-13-2015 10:32 PM Go to last post
145 1,718
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (6 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
by Vito
Today 09:18 AM Go to last post
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
02-12-2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
261 13,964
Authorized Personnel
If you need to ask, better just not to worry about it! Password private.
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