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AQ Connect - New Member Shout-Out!

AQ Connect - New Member Shout-OutsOpen to all new AQ Connect members. Post an introduction and invite existing AQ members to view your profile. Let other members know your literary goals and interests. Don't be shy. We're all here for the same reason -- to connect!

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Good Morning! - last post by I. Thompson

AQ Connect - Site Navigation & Report Bugs

AQ Connect - Query Critique CornerHave a specific Site How-to Q? Post your question in this group; veteran members and moderators will be happy to answer your questions. Experiencing a Site Bug? Create a topic and list your issues to see if other members are experiencing the same issues.

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right in the same range - last post by fa la

AQ Connect - The Guppie Pond

AQ Connect - Guppie PondAre you feeling overwhelmed by it all? Have you been lurking for far too long? This is a safe, friendly pond where new guppies can mingle, hang out, and familiarize yourself with AQ Connect as well as the publishing industry. Feel free to express your newbie anxieties, vent your newbie frustrations, or post that "silly" nagging question and expect a softer, kinder response. Whether you're looking for a little reassurance or just an encouraging nudge in the right direction, this is the "training" pond for you. Stay as long as you like and help welcome new guppies along the way -- until you feel brave enough to venture into the open waters of AQ Connect...and maybe even a little swimming with sharks.

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1% of querying? - last post by Jamie

AQ Connect - Genre Angst

AQ Connect - GenreThere's no question that a book's genre is one of its most important fundamental characteristics. Whether you're making the mistake of believing your book straddles all genres, or simply looking for feedback about your decision to write within a specific genre, this is Genre 101 Group is the help-line for you.

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Genre? What Genre? - last post by zack and mack

AQConnect - On Writing and Editing

AQ Connect - On Writing and EditingChat about the art and craft of writing and editing. What does it really mean to be a good writer? Is it more important to be a great writer or a great storyteller? What's the best way to create likable heroes? What about enjoyable villains? What the heck is character arc, anyway? And how many revisions is really enough?

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arcs? - last post by Cathleen

AQ Connect - Ask the Expert

AQ Connect - Ask the ExpertWriting a scene set in Venice, Italy -- except you've never been there? Wanna know the proper procedure for pulling over a driver or arresting as suspect? Need a short phrase of dialogue translated into a foreign language? Want to write a scene where a woman has a baby.. but... you've never actually given birth? This group is dedicated to AQC members who want to "Ask an Expert" about any specific topic in order to help write that tricky "can't-make-it-up-without-the-details" scene. Experts can be any AQC members who have professional or personal experience on any topic.

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agent review - last post by AWExley