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New Members (24 Viewing)
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International District
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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FAQs (5 Viewing)
All that stuff you're wondering about? The answer is probably here.
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Tech Help (13 Viewing)
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AW's IRC Chat (2 Viewing)
Guidelines, scheduled events, suggestions, and feedback regarding the AW IRC chat room
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Announcements, Events, and Book Promotion
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 (3 Viewing)
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From Other Forums and Message Boards (2 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 (4 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.
by Aniko
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The Break Room
Office Party (56 Viewing)
Writers goofing-off, making friends, and getting to know the community
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Goals and Accomplishments (4 Viewing)
Discuss your writing goals and how you're reaching them.
by Aniko
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Arkham Asylum (5 Viewing)
Where flame wars and thread collapses get booted and buried.
by Haggis
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Rejection and Dejection (15 Viewing)
Tales of woe and methods for dealing with rejection.
by WendyN
Today 11:15 PM Go to last post
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General Saving-The-World Interest
Outwitting Writer's Block (1 Viewing)
402 7,259
Basic Writing Questions (41 Viewing)
9,735 240,390
Novels (45 Viewing)
14,029 483,994
Write 1/Sub 1 (3 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 (2 Viewing)
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Young Adult (24 Viewing)
3,826 656,099
Short Fiction (4 Viewing)
1,773 28,657
Scripts, Stage, and Screen (9 Viewing)
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Nonfiction (4 Viewing)
1,882 18,263
Poetry (13 Viewing)
1,818 48,379
Blogging and Social Networking (6 Viewing)
3,587 81,183
Comic Books and Graphic Novels (2 Viewing)
727 7,751
Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check (71 Viewing)
Here's where to check in and share about publishers, agents, and producers.
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AW Roundtable (18 Viewing)
6,714 212,812
Beta Readers, Mentors, and Writing Buddies (5 Viewing)
4,176 19,432
Grammar and Syntax (35 Viewing)
3,254 50,350
Story Research: Experts and Interviewees Wanted (78 Viewing)
9,030 131,469
Publishing FAQs and Resources
27 100
Ask the Agent (5 Viewing)
Our guest literary agents answer your questions.
4,381 61,201
Ask the Editor (1 Viewing)
835 10,803
Self-Publishing: Print, Digital, Papyrus or Clay (10 Viewing)
Informed choices. Hard truths. No us-vs-them.
2,340 49,696
Book Promotion Ideas and Advice (2 Viewing)
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1,000 11,239
General Publishing Discussions (3 Viewing)
Publishing trends, royalties, contracts, finding a publisheróthe business side of writing.
420 8,917
Freelance & Work for Hire
Freelance Writing (1 Viewing)
Writing for magazines, e-zines, and newspapers
04-17-2015 02:52 AM Go to last post
667 11,065
Writing for Content Sites
examiner.com, about.com, paid content sites, etc
201 10,298
Networking: Sharing Leads (2 Viewing)
Writers, swap market info here-- guidelines, contact info, publishing news and changes.
180 1,865
Paying Markets (7 Viewing)
Editors, please post paying opportunities for writers here. Please include the pay rate inside [ ] in the thread title
by Angela
04-17-2015 01:40 AM Go to last post
463 5,268
Nonpaying Markets
Editors, nonpaying markets belong here.
321 1,072
Greeting Cards, Bumper Stickers, and Fun Stuff (3 Viewing)
04-13-2015 06:16 AM Go to last post
38 599
Writing Genre
Writing across the genre boundaries
194 2,668
Romance/Women's Fiction (13 Viewing)
2,324 44,883
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (9 Viewing)
1,493 60,936
Science Fiction/Fantasy (24 Viewing)
Today 11:13 PM Go to last post
5,983 355,484
Religious and Spiritual Writing (4 Viewing)
(See this board for sub-genres.)
1,575 37,297
Humor (9 Viewing)
484 206,131
Bio, Autobio, and Memoir (3 Viewing)
556 7,559
Erotica (9 Viewing)
Yesterday 07:43 AM Go to last post
1,647 30,122
Horror (6 Viewing)
1,161 116,411
Animals & Nature (7 Viewing)
by regdog
04-14-2015 10:51 PM Go to last post
771 11,971
Mainstream/Contemporary/Literary (5 Viewing)
by Chris P
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253 7,460
Historical Writing (5 Viewing)
by Flicka
04-17-2015 08:14 PM Go to last post
1,308 23,567
Sports and Fitness (1 Viewing)
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245 9,518
Western (2 Viewing)
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260 17,842
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 (11 Viewing)
3,436 134,910
Art & Design (2 Viewing)
632 8,660
AW Bookclub (6 Viewing)
Talk about that book you just couldn't put down.
1,325 31,836
Politics & Current Events (41 Viewing)
16,556 670,948
Now We're Cookin'! (2 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
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1,060 21,239
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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130 4,834
Games, Gaming, Writing for Games
by Syntium
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892 17,155
Writing about or writing from non-heteronormative perspectives, situations, and characters
470 11,776
PoC (2 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)
1,036 26,238
Public Speaking & Education
Writing for public address.
by heyjude
04-07-2015 06:51 PM Go to last post
64 870
Critical Theory and Philosophy of Language
04-17-2015 04:30 AM Go to last post
251 6,067
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 39,098
Flash Fiction (5 Viewing)
Interested in writing, critiquing and selling stories that are 1000 words or fewer? This is the forum for you!
04-12-2015 06:43 PM Go to last post
145 1,720
Writing Exercises, Prompts & Whimsical Pursuits (11 Viewing)
Post one for everyone to try, or come to participate!
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Favorite Exceptions
Celine Dion: For Keeps (2 Viewing)
02-12-2015 03:39 PM 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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