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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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"Hi Nic - when I was a young boy I was completely hooked on Sci-fi, even wr" - stephenterry
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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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"Hil - give me one more week and I'll be doing the same in *fingers crossed" - Squidge
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Latest Post 4 days ago
Coffee Break - Reviews & Other Discussions
Book reviews, chat & biscuits. A general discussion forum.
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"The book is Whom the Wanted Wickeds Rake.  Forgot to mention that." - Shiver
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Writing Techniques
The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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"Perhaps start from the day or week before her life starts to undergo change" - K.S. Crooks
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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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"I know someone who made a lot of money by having a book about grammar on Am" - Philippa
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Competitions
Our regular Word Cloud comps. For non-WC competitions see News.
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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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"I was only agreeing with you! The "Serious Harm Test" means you have demons" - Bruce Castle
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Latest Post 9 months ago
How to get around on the Cloud
A place to discuss any technical questions about using this site.
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"We don't need the embedded links to a resume writing service, thank you ver" - Caducean Whisks
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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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"Hi allDoes anyone have any experience with paper colour?  Amazon offer" - bookynose
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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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"Oooo! this sounds like an interesting project, Laura, thanks for posting." - bazbaron
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Latest Post 1 year ago
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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"Congratulations! " - Seagreen
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Places to Visit
Fun places on the web for writers and language lovers.
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"Thanks Zoey. More places to get distracted!" - Mashie Niblick
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