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Writing Discussions Questions and discussions concerning writing techniques and ways to develop skill levels. 3 18
Story and Plot Development Discussions on plot development, sub-plots and other aspects of creating story lines 2 13
Character Development Questions and discussions on character development. Methods and tips towards creating realistic characters. 5 82
Setting Development Discussion of setting development. What's to much and what is not enough. 3 17
Story Research Research information and questions on what is real and what could be real. 12 33
Grammar Issues Grammar issues including word usage, sentence structure and even spelling. 3 22
Non-Character Characters The Non-Character Characters - places and things that often serve as characters themselves. 2 8
Writing Process What's your process - Inspiration, Approach, Environment, or who's your muse. 4 31
Creative Writing General Writing Issues - Creativity, Approach, Process and Mechanics of writing 9 1301
Authenticity The details and texture that make a story seem authentic and real. 1 1
Writing Workshops Writing Workshops - Exercises to improve writing skills and get actual practice on specific areas with other members. 1 1
Mastering the Craft Exercises to improve you skils and understading of the craft of writing 2 10
Rewrite it your way Exercise - Rewrite and add to an existing story as you would have written it. 3 22
Who am I Exercise - Add to a Character's Personality developing characters with others and seeing how it's done. 3 34
Where am I Exercise - Create or Add to a Location or World. Helping create a scene with others. 1 7
What next Exercise - Developing a plot line as you go with other members. 2 37
The Total Zombie Develop the ultimate and unique zombie scenario with other forum members. 2 6
Short Story Board Post your original short stories for comment and review. (Members Only) 2 3
Writers Forum Writing Resources Tips, Suggestions, Resources or tools you might come across that a writer might find helpful. 2 8
Reviewing Tips on Reviewing and Critiquing Material 2 3
Publishing Publishing Issues and Resources 8 28
Marketing Marketing yourself and your work. 14 70
Knowledge Base What you know about something that might help others when it's part of a story. 10 58
Writers Tools Things that members come across they have found helpful or think may be helpful 3 38
Hardsell Writers (Hidden) - Writers Working Group - Hardsell Members Only 1 8
Day_Dreamers (Hidden) - Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers Working Group - Day Dreamer Members Only 1 1
Haunted Forest (Hidden)Horror & Urban Legend Author's Working Groups - Members only 1 1
Heart Throbs (Hidden)Heart Throbs - Romance Author's Working Groups- Members only 1 1
The Street Heated Discussions not related to Writing. 6 14
World Events Stuff happening you can't help saying something about. 0 0
Current Events Things you can't resist commenting on 3 5
Social Commentary When you can't control yourself 0 0
The Lounge Where the boozers hang out to B.S. 11 886
The Coffee Shop Insomniacs Coffee Shop Open 24/7 7 59
Media Discussion Books, Movies, Plays, TV, Art, Music, etc 0 0
Book Discussions What are you reading? What do others Read? What's you favorite genre? 4 11
Movie Talk Going to a movie? What's the buzz? 5 32
Talking Television What are you watching? Everything TV. 1 4
Music Talk Who's your favorite, What type do you like? 2 4
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous discussion of written material on the writing. 0 0
Poets and Poetry Discussions For those of us who enjoy a little verse or rhyme. 30 338
Classic Story Discussions Discussion and analysis of classic short stories 2 21
Technical Help What you know may help someone out of a 'do it yourself' jam. Share your helpful tips. 2 2
External World External Feed 71 180
Kindle Book Reviews Member Reviews - Kindle Books 28 161
Book Reviews Paperback and hard cover book reviews 14 24
Movie Reviews Movie Reviews 10 20
Speech Reviews Analysis of written speeches 2 73
Blog Reviews For blog and web article reviews 6 44
Forum Reviews Here you can review other forums. They don't have to be on writing but keep it to the aspects of the forum. 4 4
Cool Products Product Reviews and neat stuff you find 1 1
Software Apps Tell us about the software application you run across. 6 15
Hardware Everything from lawnmowers, TVs, Stereos, Cool handbag, Hot cars or any other consumer goods. 5 11
Health and Fitness Vitamins, homeopathic remedies, How you stay young or even a good chicken soup. 1 2
Tips and Deals Tips and Deals you've run across that might help others. 1 1
New Members New Member Introductions - Not a requirement but it's a nice thing to do. 31 223
Writing Forums Requests Ask for changes or additions to the site and forums. 3 6
Writing Forums Announcements Board Announcements - New Features, Forum changes, etc. 14 68
Writing Forum Info and FAQ General Information on the forum and FAQ when we get them 7 8
Authors Spotlight Publications, Sites, Events, News of Members and Friends 13 348

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First vs. Third Person Narrative Perspective
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Dealing with dialogue
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Did you write today
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