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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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"Very well done. Like the others said, I especially like the imagery and the" - RAnthonyMahan
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How to get around on the Cloud
A place to discuss any technical questions about using this site.
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"Anyone know if there is a way to search the forums for a specific thread? O" - Skylark
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Writing Techniques
The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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"Thanks, Emma.  Good about the adverb position.  Ha!  You're " - Caducean Whisks
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Coffee Break - Reviews & Other Discussions
Book reviews, chat & biscuits. A general discussion forum.
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"Blast, I'm too young. It's not often I can say that nowadays." - Weens
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Agents and Publishing
Penetrate the mysteries of the publishing industry.
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"Yes, an unsolicited manuscript is one which the writer sends on spec, witho" - EmmaD
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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 don't have any formal qualifications in writing but I have learned a lot " - Skylark
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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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"I will look now! So I don't forget where you put it. In my web address book" - Bren
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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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"I heard the whole thing was shot out of sequence and quite a bit was writte" - Aonghus Fallon
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Competitions
Our regular Word Cloud comps. For non-WC competitions see News.
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"Gremliks! &l;" - Noel
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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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"Oh Spangles, that must have made you feel strange? The story about your fri" - Bren
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Places to Visit
Fun places on the web for writers and language lovers.
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"Thanks - thought provoking.  I'd still like to know the credentials of" - Caducean Whisks
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