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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, too, survived on a diet rich in Wodehouse, so I understand the pull Jee" - Seagreen
Latest Post 31 mins 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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"Hi All, hope everyone is well and the creativity is flowing nicely.  J" - Lulu
Latest Post 3 months ago
Coffee Break - Reviews & Other Discussions
Book reviews, chat & biscuits. A general discussion forum.
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"Hi Mezz, Would you do that as an exclusive? Before the audiobook is releas" - TheWeyMan
Latest Post 28 days ago
Writing Techniques
The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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"You can use as much or as little as you like, it's all just a rehash of the" - TheWeyMan
Latest Post 17 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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"Dear Gus,   yes wot they say ^ + my understanding of a pitch is t" - JtF
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Our regular Word Cloud comps. For non-WC competitions see News.
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"Dire Straits Mark Knopfler said it first. A" - Sandra
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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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"Thanks.  Do you know anything about the processes involved in using Pa" - MosquitoFB6
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 8 months ago
A place to chat about all things self-publishing - and a place to seek and exchange advice & experiences
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"Thank you all so much for your quick and very informative replies. I really" - French Mercury
Latest Post 3 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, We wanted to let y’all know about our forthcoming film festival. " - DaisyFranklin
Latest Post 2 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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"Thank you, Hilly - hope you enjoy it. :)" - Newbie
Latest Post 5 months ago
Places to Visit
Fun places on the web for writers and language lovers.
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"Easily done :)" - Philippa
Latest Post 5 months ago