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The Strongest Start Novel Competition

Learn more about the Strongest Start Novel Competition 2009. Exchange ideas with other writers on crafting the most compelling three opening chapters.
87 914 05-09-2014 05:16:05 by vern

Book Marketing

The place for writers to discuss the best ways to market and promote their books.
208 2044 09-21-2014 11:50:14 by graymartin

TheNextBigWriter's Brown Bag Lunch

The place to ask published writers, agents, publishers, publicists, lawyers, and more your questions about the business and art of writing.
18 262 05-04-2013 08:30:52 by opsimath

Recommended Work

Use this space to recommend the writing of others.
939 6063 09-17-2014 13:28:15 by flowing pencil

Writing Contests, Challenges, Prompts, and Games

Need some inspiration to get started? We'll post prompts and challenges on a regular basis to help keep you writing.
357 11196 09-04-2014 12:43:32 by crazeesharon

Beta Readers

The place to find readers willing to take a peek at your manuscript.
48 364 08-29-2014 17:08:09 by meggie ryan

Writing Tips and Advice

Ask the community for help with something you are writing.
797 8432 10-20-2014 14:39:04 by Susan Stec

Novel Writing

A discussion on all things related to novel writing. Ask questions, share your tips and tricks, and discuss what process has worked for you. This forum supports a series of articles published by TheNextBigWriter on the novel writing process.
309 4168 10-19-2014 15:27:56 by Dill Carver

Ask the Expert

Need the help of an expert for something you are writing? Ask the question and see if anyone on the site with that expertise can answer it.
576 6119 10-21-2014 09:36:22 by Dill Carver

Reviewing Tips

Ask questions and offer advice on the best way to provide feedback.
170 3021 10-15-2014 09:39:57 by linda lee

Getting Published

A discussion on how to get published, where to get published, and anything else related to getting paid for your work.
278 1856 09-30-2014 13:47:02 by Deedra Climer

Self Publishing

The place to discuss self publishing.
83 605 10-21-2014 10:45:39 by Deedra Climer

Useful links and articles

Submit and discuss useful writing links and articles.
73 417 12-04-2013 18:30:06 by KHippolite

Success Stories

Let us know about your writing successes - writing awards, publishing contracts, bestseller lists. We're especially interested in hearing about stories that have been posted and reviewed on theNextBigWriter.
384 4662 06-07-2014 18:58:09 by workquick

The Strongest Start Novel Competition - 2008

Post your questions about the Strongest Start Novel Competition 2008 as well as exchange ideas with other writers on crafting the most compelling opening chapters.
9 110 05-09-2011 10:32:57 by william short

Writing Groups

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The place to discuss your NaNoWriMo project with other members.
75 1121 10-13-2014 06:26:45 by Ann Walters

Memoir/Creative Nonfic Group

A group dedicated to memoir and creative non fiction.
50 595 09-08-2014 05:42:51 by Deedra Climer

All About Romance

A forum for writers of romantic suspense and general romance.

(Moderated by amarie, wordsmith)

57 849 12-18-2013 05:39:45 by bimmy

Fantasy, Paranormal, and Horror Writer's Circle

A forum where writers of these and related genres can conjure ideas, develop "craft," and slash word counts.

(Moderated by Unbar, apatos13)

324 14883 10-20-2014 12:19:52 by C Lee Brown

The Young Adult and "Crossover" Genre Writing Exchange.

A forum dedicated to those writing in the ever-changing YA and emerging "Crossover" genres. These genres are as surprising and dynamic as the audience they seek to entertain.

(Moderated by D.L. Rankin, penang)

83 1576 01-17-2014 10:25:46 by Susan Stec


A group that meets to discuss and review poetry.

(Moderated by jpb2ndchance)

163 2479 05-27-2014 10:09:29 by Ethereal Angel

Short Stories

Discuss the writing and reading short stories.
35 573 08-02-2014 23:48:26 by C Lee Brown

Urban/Dark Fantasy

(Moderated by maryapryl)

8 54 04-24-2012 18:12:31 by Cate Carpenter

Battered Writer's Syndrome Shelter

Supportive and validating comments only. No flaming. No naming. Counseling and mutual support for wounded egos, painful reviews, writers block, insensitive spouses, etc...
159 2642 10-16-2014 20:50:08 by Mariana Reuter

Society of Non Serious Authors

A group for humor writers.

(Moderated by HavePenWillScribble)

42 573 06-26-2012 07:45:50 by Dan Philips

Sci-fi and other Speculative Fiction

Focusing on all the subgenres of science fiction: hard, soft/sociological, apocalyptic/holocaust/post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk, steampunk, slipstream, space opera, military, fantasci, alternate worlds, time travel, near-future, and humorous.

(Moderated by Kydd Dustyn)

81 500 08-03-2014 19:28:04 by C Lee Brown

The Cloud

A forum to discuss The Cloud Contest and Novel Project.

(Moderated by Odin Roark)

10 84 06-16-2011 10:59:41 by Kydd Dustyn


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Nonsense Cafe

A place to unwind and talk about anything sensical or not. Keep it civil or the cafe will be shut down.
397 6788 Yesterday 23:40:13 by C Lee Brown

Writing tools and services

The place for members to post information about interesting writing tools and services. Please note: Advertising spam will be deleted.
57 189 03-25-2014 04:07:37 by phillipbogart

Books and Reading

Looking for a good book? Maybe you're reading one and want to recommend it.
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