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Poll: What's Your Favorite WRITING Genre?
Mainstream Fiction
--- 4 (10.81%)
ChickLit
--- 2 (5.41%)
Fantasy
--- 8 (21.62%)
Science Fiction
--- 2 (5.41%)
True Crime
-- 0 (0%)
Suspense
--- 2 (5.41%)
Horror
--- 3 (8.11%)
Romance
--- 2 (5.41%)
Light Erotica
-- 0 (0%)
Erotica
--- 1 (2.7%)
Pornography
-- 0 (0%)
History
-- 0 (0%)
Non-Fiction
--- 5 (13.51%)
Religion
-- 0 (0%)
History
-- 0 (0%)
Other --- 8 (21.62%)

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[*] posted on 2/11/2013 at 05:13 AM


I chose other. I love to read biographies. There have been many smart and very interesting people writing down their lifes. There are lots of things we can learn from. Right now, I'm reading the biography of the current Dalai Lama, a very inspiring and wise man.
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[*] posted on 7/3/2014 at 07:17 PM


I guess it would have to be science fiction in the dystopian vein. YA is now fighting for my top category rank. I would imagine that I write urban/portal fantasies and thrillers with much more skill. Strangely enough, my non-fiction books have brought me the most money, media, fans and reputation. Now, who would have thunk that?



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[*] posted on 8/5/2014 at 12:02 PM


Wooooow, all these old names! I miss them.



I seemed to be looking down from an immense height upon a twilit grotto, knee-deep with filth, where a white-bearded daemon swineherd drove about with his staff a flock of fungous, flabby beasts whose appearance filled me with unutterable loathing.

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[*] posted on 11/24/2014 at 12:28 PM


I like dark stuff, as I'm sure most of us here know. :lol:



I seemed to be looking down from an immense height upon a twilit grotto, knee-deep with filth, where a white-bearded daemon swineherd drove about with his staff a flock of fungous, flabby beasts whose appearance filled me with unutterable loathing.

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[*] posted on 11/29/2014 at 03:37 AM


I miss them too, Derek... Sigh. Everybody is talking over on Facebook and no one comes in here any more. It makes me sad. I'm still here though. I post new leads, and no one even acknowledges them any more, but I'll keep posting them, in case they are useful for someone who isn't vocal about it. I hope the board is helping someone, somewhere.

But I'm not going anywhere! If I can just get to feeling a little better, just get my health a little bit under control, I'd like to try to drum up some conversations in the new year and bring some new blood into the forum and maybe entice some new and old friends to come join us!




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[*] posted on 11/29/2014 at 08:53 AM


I check in every day, even when I don't comment. I have a regular rotation of the sites I check on: both email addresses, here, FB, sometimes ancestry, etc. I loved the days this forum was rockin'. It has helped me more than I can ever say. I doubt I would still be writing today if it weren't for AWF. Thanks, Michy, and all the others that used to be on here.



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[*] posted on 11/29/2014 at 08:46 PM


Things like this wax and wane, I know. When I first started, no one was on the forum. I had two friends of mine, IRL, who came in here and started just talking with me about writing and reading and books. We just chatted like friends do, and figured, if we kept it up, people would start coming.

Then a few stragglers who I didn't know came along, and they started talking. Jeff (Bird) was one of the first people to come and start chatting with us! Lindsey Russel was one of her first folks here too. Melanie came really early on as well.

The neat thing for me is seeing how many people are now doing what they love and one of the reasons they aren't hanging around here much any more is because they are too busy actually DOING the dream. They are writing, publishing, editing, anthology-ing (it's a word!) and basically doing what they came here to share and learn to do!

Nancy is multi-published! Look at you go, girl! Cyndee's blog has really taken off. Randy Inman is doing great with his sports blogging and he found that gig through us! Derek has self-published. I have self-published. Look at what Jennifer Wright has done with her self-publishing--she's rocked it! There are several anthology works from and with people who have been part of this forum too--some going to charity donations for people in need too... and it's amazing to watch!

I know I'm leaving others out--but I'm so proud of everyone!

I had hopes writers would 'pay it forward' and still come around to help mentor those who are in different places in their careers--who knows? Maybe they'll find their way back here some day. I hope!

IN the meantime, it does my heart good to know that this forum has helped launch some writing careers, relaunch or reinvigorate writing careers, or help push existing careers forward! It's done its job!

FB and social sites will come and go, but this forum will, as long as my fingers can still wiggle over the keyboard... will always be here!






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[*] posted on 11/30/2014 at 03:00 AM


That's why I canceled my FB group, M. There was a lot of action on FB which prompted me start a forum, but when I did, it wasn't the same. No one migrated with me, even though the forum is a MUCH better place to pass on valuable information, as we've experienced here on AWF.

This forum not only helped me hone my skills as a writer (my first release is next month, y'all) but you encouraged me to take on designing again. This was a career I had dropped a long time ago and kind of hated too. I found my niche and I love it, thanks to you. I will never stop dropping by every day. Like Nancy, I do my rounds as well.

I'm not vocal about a lot of threads, but that's just because I don't want to sound redundant if I have nothing of value to add. The thing is sometimes I google information and the results are forum threads. I won't register to get that one answer. Perhaps this is the case here, or on my forum, who knows.

Anyway, I always check leads (especially scifi or things of the sort) and I share a lot of AWF stuff on Facebook. I've even tried sending people over.




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[*] posted on 11/30/2014 at 12:58 PM


And you're so talented! You're doing what you were meant to do, I think, and then the writing is just a bonus too--to have some time for that and do the other stuff you're so good at, and it's all in the arts, but slowly becoming a business too... I love seeing it grow!





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I'm a forum addict and still don't like Facebook, so I'm posting on both your forums whether you like it or not. ;)

It does make me sad when I come here and there's nothing new to see. I should get better at adding something new myself!




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[*] posted on 12/2/2014 at 02:22 PM


That's what I keep telling myself is that I need to make a special effort to come in here first, and post here first, then worry about the other stuff. I only have so much energy left in me each day--this should come first!

It's just... sometimes, I need some support and emotional connection, and when no one is posting in here, I don't get that from here, so I go to where it is... and right now, that's facebook.




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[*] posted on 12/2/2014 at 04:05 PM


Oh, please do, Melanie. :)

Michy, I bet if you revive TTM's pending projects, it'll be swarming again in here. I think you caught part of the action because of your contests. People love being published in anthologies or by any publisher really. Maybe open submissions for a new contest with a paid entry fee, so you're not out the money. Or if everyone in here agrees, we can all help get the Expressions series going, or something of the sort. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

I'm going to adopt that strategy sometime next year and see if I can catch the interest of designers on my board.
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[*] posted on 12/2/2014 at 04:19 PM


My favorite is SF, but the odds of getting it published (even with an agent) are entirely astronomical. It's been uphill for me all the way. I now leaning toward YA, which I have had some success at. Also, thriller, with or without the spec aspect.

I dying to write another book but haven't decided on what yet;.


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[*] posted on 12/2/2014 at 05:24 PM


Quote: Originally posted by artfirms  
Oh, please do, Melanie. :)

Michy, I bet if you revive TTM's pending projects, it'll be swarming again in here. I think you caught part of the action because of your contests. People love being published in anthologies or by any publisher really. Maybe open submissions for a new contest with a paid entry fee, so you're not out the money. Or if everyone in here agrees, we can all help get the Expressions series going, or something of the sort. I dunno, just throwing ideas out there.

I'm going to adopt that strategy sometime next year and see if I can catch the interest of designers on my board.


Sadly, I just don't have the physical strength or mental acuity to do those things any more (pout). I can do things when I'm strong enough to do them, but it's tough to have timelines and deadlines, because I just can't meet them. I'd rather not do anything at all than to promise things and not be able to deliver.





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