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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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"Enjoyed reading this and looking forward to seeing what you do with it." - Newbie
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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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Latest Post 3 months ago
Coffee Break - Reviews & Other Discussions
Book reviews, chat & biscuits. A general discussion forum.
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"Thanks guys, and Merry Christmas to you all. I'm really enjoying being back" - jo
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Writing Techniques
The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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"Just bought it - thanks! " - Tom
Latest Post 12 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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"Thank you, Philippa! Yes, i got advice from the SoA, and it was very useful" - Raine
Latest Post 11 days ago
Our regular Word Cloud comps. For non-WC competitions see News.
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"Bump. Amazing comp. Amazing entries so far. Show us what ya got." - OFP
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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
Latest Post 6 months ago
How to get around on the Cloud
A place to discuss any technical questions about using this site.
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"Sometimes you may want to create a hyperlink to a web page from a comment y" - AlanP
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A place to chat about all things self-publishing - and a place to seek and exchange advice & experiences
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"I don't have any experience designing covers, but I've seen some of the am" - Kate
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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
Latest Post 11 months 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
Latest Post 10 days ago
Places to Visit
Fun places on the web for writers and language lovers.
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"As a tutor, I'd say there are many cool websites that are a paradise for wr" - Ricky
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