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Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
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Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
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Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
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Writing for Content Sites
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Networking: Sharing Leads
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
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Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
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Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
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Writing Genre
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Writing across the genre boundaries
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Religious and Spiritual Writing
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Now We're Cookin'! (3 Viewing)
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For crafters, artists, photographers, wood-workers, basket-weavers...and for writing about what we love to do.
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Games (9 Viewing)
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
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Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
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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
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Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
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Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language (2 Viewing)
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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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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!
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Flash Fiction
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
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Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (10 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps
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