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Critiques - general
A place to read and critique members' work. NB: some of the best critiquing goes on in "Groups". Either sign up to a group that suits you - or set one up yourself. (Click "Create New" in Groups.)
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"I'm really disturbed now. All I can imagine is somebody being gnawed to de" - Kate
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Festival of Writing
The place to talk about the York Festival ... the one that's been and the one that's coming.
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"Hi All, hope everyone is well and the creativity is flowing nicely.  J" - Lulu
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Coffee Break - Reviews & Other Discussions
Book reviews, chat & biscuits. A general discussion forum.
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"Brilliant, Jeanie - well done!" - Jenni Belsay
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Writing Techniques
The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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"Thanks, L. Much appreciated." - Philippa
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Agents and Publishing - and Getting Published.
Penetrate the mysteries of the publishing industry - and read some excerpts from Harry's book on Getting Published.
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Competitions
Our regular Word Cloud comps. For non-WC competitions see News.
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"Bump" - L.
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The Heated Debate
A regular series of debates about topics of importance to writers and the books trade. We invite major contributors and welcome controversy. Let the Heated Debate begin!
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"The originality is what you bring to it, especially since postmodernism enc" - Daedalus
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How to get around on the Cloud
A place to discuss any technical questions about using this site.
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"With a tadge of oojimiflippin about, I can answer my own question. The wall" - Rae
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Self-publishing
A place to chat about all things self-publishing - and a place to seek and exchange advice & experiences
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"Hello everyone,I have searched this forum and the rest of the internet on t" - Darin
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The Screenwriters Club
Everything to do with film - A nice civilised sort of place where screenwriters can escape from all those horrible novelists ...
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"Good practice!  Sadly tv and film producers never feel the need to dea" - wicked wordsmith of the west
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The Great Word Cloud Bazaar
Have you published (or self-published) a book? If so, use the Bazaar to hawk your wares and garner reviews. Just set up a thread, tell us about your work, and remember to include an Amazon link ...
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"Thank you, Hilly - hope you enjoy it. :)" - Newbie
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Places to Visit
Fun places on the web for writers and language lovers.
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"Easily done :)" - Philippa
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