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Check out the November writing exercise: As you know, Bob. This month, we are going to focus on getting across a nice shiny fact to our reader, without it being an ‘As you know Bob’ conversation. Depending on what it is it might slide in easily and unobtrusively, or you have to take the proverbial hammer to force it in – probably leaving you with an awkward pause amidst the action. Let Bob know what you know in Writing Exercises now.

OUTLANDER fans: Looking for a place to talk about Diana Gabaldon's latest novel, GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, Book 9 in the OUTLANDER series? Check out theDiana Gabaldon section for discussion about the newest book, as well as many other topics relating to Diana Gabaldon's books and the OUTLANDER TV series.

Calling all 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.

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...