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Forum: Basic Writing Questions

Basic Writing Questions (BWQs) are perennial questions asked by writers when they’re just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. They’re usually general in nature rather than about a specific plot element, and include questions about how to write, what to write, or even why to write one way or another. Check the Introduction and the other Stickies.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 322
    • Views: 154,616
    05-30-2018, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
    • Views: 136,175
    04-10-2018, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 63,121
    03-21-2018, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,554
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 38,913
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using Microsoft's OneNote for Outlining and Note Taking

    Started by Inky, 05-21-2009 09:34 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 7,633
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 63,375
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 30,703
    03-04-2018, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 167,795
    03-04-2018, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
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    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. The filter

    Started by Toto Too, Yesterday 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 106
    Today, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  2. It all Sucks!

    Started by Lisa Driscoll, 05-31-2018 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,541
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 64
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  3. POV Character Description

    Started by Vhb_Rocketman, 06-15-2018 04:39 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 315
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Cool When Two Characters Are Texting.

    Started by maggiee19, 05-18-2018 01:40 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 426
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  5. What is the ideal length of an erotica piece?

    Started by schttrj, 06-09-2018 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 310
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM Go to last post
  6. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 485
    06-16-2018, 11:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 485
    06-16-2018, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  7. What should I do next?

    Started by carrie_ann, 06-14-2018 08:55 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 386
    06-15-2018, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Travelling for research

    Started by FJaneH, 06-11-2018 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 362
    06-15-2018, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  9. Is 'vomit' a trigger word?

    Started by Patty, 06-14-2018 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 384
    06-15-2018, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Quick question - 'beckoned'

    Started by Patty, 06-13-2018 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 250
    06-15-2018, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  11. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 13,991
    • Views: 916,863
    06-14-2018, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  12. Where To Begin??

    Started by ficklefictionfest, 05-03-2018 03:16 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 864
    06-14-2018, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  13. melodrama

    Started by Harlequin, 05-17-2018 01:34 AM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,335
    06-14-2018, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  14. How independent are you when it comes to editing?

    Started by CalRazor, 05-17-2018 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,163
    06-13-2018, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  15. Best way to avoid male and female stereotypes

    Started by MapleTree889, 06-05-2018 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 968
    06-12-2018, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  16. How do you become a better storyteller?

    Started by yourlittlebirdie, 06-01-2018 01:57 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 570
    06-11-2018, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  17. First draft done - what do you do next?

    Started by eruthford, 06-07-2018 12:04 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 876
    06-11-2018, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  18. Is this homage or ripoff?

    Started by mafiaking1936, 06-10-2018 04:13 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 357
    06-11-2018, 03:29 AM Go to last post

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