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AQ Connect - Member Moderated Groups by Genre


Here Be Historicals

AQ Connect - Here Be HistoricalsA place where writers of historical fiction can discuss the aspects of writing and research specific to our genre; the agents interested in it; and the publishers promoting it. To request membership in this group, send a message to the group moderator, Litgal

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The Speculative Fiction Group

AQ Connect - The Speculative Fiction GroupA group that covers all genres of Speculative Fiction, both adult and YA. We’re looking for people interested in networking, sharing information, and who are willing to help critique each other’s work. If you’d like to join this supportive and dynamic group, send a message to the group moderator, Clippership.

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Romance Writers

AQ Connect - Romance WritersA place where romance writers can come and discuss anything having to do with the genre. All subgenres of romance are welcome, including contemporary, suspense, time-travel, futuristic, paranormal, Western, historical, regency, gothic romance, etc. If you're interested in learning more about the genre's specific rules & formulas--like the HEA or the leading man--this is the place for you. Our members offer helpful advice to other romance writers and love discuss the craft of writing romances. Members can give and receive feedback on pages of their work-in-progress in our Page Critique subgroup. To request membership in this group, send a message to the group moderators, C. Taylor or Lucy

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Mystery, Thriller/Suspense and Crime Group

AQ Connect - Mystery, Thriller, and SuspenseAn open discussion group dedicated to the publishing "in's and out's" of the mystery, thriller, and suspense genres. Discuss the publishing industry trends, the best opportunities & resources, or your favorite authors within these genres. Group moderator: Thrownbones

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Developing New Characters - last post by Andrew Nelson

Non-Fiction and Memoir

AQ Connect - Non-FictionNonfiction is the bread and butter of the publishing industry. If you write nonfiction, this is your group. Chat about the ins and out of how to write a nonfiction proposal and how an agent sells it to editors BEFORE you finish the entire manuscript. Got platform? Expert in your field? Chat about how you can turn your expertise into a nonfiction blockbuster. Group moderator: mwsinclair

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Welcome and introductions. - last post by mwsinclair

Juvenile Junction--Tots to Teens

AQ Connect - Juvenile JunctionIf your manuscript has boyfriends, best friends, bugs or bullies, you came to the right place. Writing for kids is a nuanced business, as it encompasses distinct genres within distinct age groups. All writers of juvenile fiction are welcome to freely discuss the trials and tribulations unique to children's literature. We have a warm and friendly atmosphere where there are no dumb questions and the only experience necessary is a love for all things juvenile. Group Moderator: Cat Woods

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PB Queries - last post by Martha Jarvis


AQ Connect - Paranormal/SupernaturalThis group is a place where writers who already work within this genre--and those who have simply thought about exploring it--can come together, share ideas and give examples of their work. The main objective is to explore ways in which we can expand the popular genres of Horror, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Thriller.

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INTRODUCE YOURSELF! - last post by Aaron Bradford Starr