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Check out our April writing exercise: That's not what he/she/they said. What one person meant by what they said may not be what another person understood by it. Show us how this can raise tension in a scene. In Writing Exercises now.

April is National Poetry Month! Each day a member will link to a poem - come and read some great poetry, or claim a date to post a link to a poem yourself! Happening in Literary Reading now!

Great news for OUTLANDER fans! GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, Book 9 in the OUTLANDER series, will be published on November 23, 2021! Check out the Diana Gabaldon section for discussion about the upcoming book, as well as many other topics relating to Diana Gabaldon's books and the OUTLANDER TV series.

Aspiring writers often have questions when they're writing outside their immediate experience, so if you need to answer questions about blood spatter, the care & keeping of chickens, or Castilian Spanish, you can visit the Research Questions section to ask fellow writers, readers, and the generally curious-minded for help with those sticky wickets without getting your historical fiction's dye recipe from a video game wiki.

If you're a writer, or would like to be, The Craft of Writing has discussions on all things to do with the craft of writing. Join in the Writing Exercises, request feedback on a snippet of your work in Critique Café, and join the Writers Workshop to exchange critiques of your work-in-progress. We have plenty of talented writers, including a number of published authors.

If you're a closet writer, too embarrassed to show your work to others, is the perfect place for you! Get feedback from experienced writers in a friendly environment - everyone had a first time, and lived to tell the tale...

We're also a forum for readers: what great books are you currently reading? The Reading Lounge is for general reading chatter, or if you want to talk about a specific book, we have genre specific folders.