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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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"Another great piece of writing here L. Well done! :) The haunted thought" - Benjamin86
Latest Post 7 hours ago
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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"'say'" - John Taylor
Latest Post 14 days ago
Coffee Break - Reviews & Other Discussions
Book reviews, chat & biscuits. A general discussion forum.
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"Cheers Edison, I haven't posted any of it on here yet, but I will do once I" - Gus
Latest Post 16 days ago
Writing Techniques
The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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"I think that a chapter is just the length it should be. I think I read a T" - Mr Smith
Latest Post 2 days ago
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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"As an afterthought, I'd strongly recommend Dear Agent: Write the Letter Tha" - RichardB
Latest Post 13 days ago
Our regular Word Cloud comps. For non-WC competitions see News.
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"Bump - such good reading here!" - Sandra
Latest Post 22 hours ago
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
Latest Post 1 month ago
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
Latest Post 3 months ago
A place to chat about all things self-publishing - and a place to seek and exchange advice & experiences
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"Great stuff, Ferg. Sorry the publisher messed you around. " - BellaM
Latest Post 11 days ago
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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"Hey Guys, we wanted to make sure you know about our film festival Wayward F" - TheWaywardFest
Latest Post 6 days 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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"Thank you, Hilly - hope you enjoy it. :)" - Newbie
Latest Post 1 month ago
Places to Visit
Fun places on the web for writers and language lovers.
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"Easily done :)" - Philippa
Latest Post 26 days ago