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A gathering place for members from around the world.
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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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Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion (1 Viewing)
For active community members to post press releases, events, and marketing announcements publicizing their work.
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AW History; Questions and Discussion (2 Viewing)
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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 (4 Viewing)
Members' books and stories. Before posting, please visit The LIBRARIAN for guidelines.
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AW Contests and Projects Room (2 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 (47 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.
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Rejection and Dejection (5 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 (25 Viewing)
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Novels (34 Viewing)
13,753 469,408
Write 1/Sub 1 (2 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 (8 Viewing)
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Young Adult (33 Viewing)
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Short Fiction (2 Viewing)
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Scripts, Stage, and Screen (15 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (5 Viewing)
1,844 17,869
Poetry (11 Viewing)
1,720 45,484
Blogging and Social Networking (2 Viewing)
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Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
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Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (100 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (11 Viewing)
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Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (3 Viewing)
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Grammar and Syntax (32 Viewing)
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Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (81 Viewing)
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Publishing FAQs and Resources
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07-19-2014 06:24 PM Go to last post
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Ask the Agent (7 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 (7 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,144 46,441
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (3 Viewing)
930 10,534
General Publishing Discussions (5 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisher—the business side of writing.
328 7,848
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (8 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
621 10,637
Writing for Content Sites (7 Viewing),, paid content sites, etc
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193 10,212
Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Paying Markets (6 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
416 4,690
Nonpaying Markets (2 Viewing)
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (4 Viewing)
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Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
07-26-2014 11:08 PM Go to last post
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Romance/Women's Fiction (3 Viewing)
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Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (1 Viewing)
1,425 58,011
Science Fiction/Fantasy (31 Viewing)
5,684 336,882
Religious and Spiritual Writing (4 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
07-29-2014 04:47 AM Go to last post
1,542 36,589
Humor (4 Viewing)
467 180,725
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (2 Viewing)
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Erotica (9 Viewing)
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Horror (2 Viewing)
1,123 113,174
Animals & Nature (1 Viewing)
by heyjude
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231 5,380
Historical Writing (4 Viewing)
1,256 22,657
Sports and Fitness
07-28-2014 12:29 AM Go to last post
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by Lindy
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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 (17 Viewing)
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Art & Design (2 Viewing)
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AW Bookclub (6 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,308 31,207
Politics & Current Events (47 Viewing)
15,631 628,412
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."
1,014 19,645
Hands-On (1 Viewing)
For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
113 4,349
Games (2 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
Today 07:25 AM Go to last post
846 16,145
QUILTBAG (1 Viewing)
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
432 11,043
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.
204 5,852
Music and Songwriting (1 Viewing)
by Reziac
07-30-2014 10:47 AM Go to last post
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Public Speaking & Education (2 Viewing)
Writing for public address.
07-28-2014 09:46 AM Go to last post
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (2 Viewing)
244 5,957
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 2012! Are you game? Are you motivated? Are you crazy? Go for it, and find lots of support and commiseration!
Today 06:16 AM Go to last post
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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 Sophia
07-26-2014 02:51 PM Go to last post
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (26 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
by Reziac
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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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