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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: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 239
    • Views: 139,747
    10-30-2018, 09:37 AM 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: 70
    • Views: 66,523
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 158,732
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 66,269
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 41,352
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 10,162
    03-04-2018, 01:38 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: 174,207
    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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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,554
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    • Views: 599
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  2. What do your characters want?

    Started by eruthford, 10-24-2018 02:21 AM
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 1,818
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    • Replies: 73
    • Views: 2,142
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  3. Exclamation Respecting deadlines

    Started by Yasia, 12-09-2018 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    • Views: 233
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  4. Pseudonym?

    Started by CaliforniaMelanie, 12-08-2018 04:44 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 473
    12-16-2018, 01:19 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 814
    12-13-2018, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  5. online writing classes and MFAs

    Started by gumandsoda, 11-15-2018 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 970
    12-12-2018, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Two points of view

    Started by Glass Man, 11-25-2018 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 484
    12-11-2018, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Avoiding love interest

    Started by inkstar, 12-01-2018 11:56 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 756
    12-09-2018, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  8. The downside of positivity?

    Started by Toto Too, 12-01-2018 06:50 AM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,398
    12-09-2018, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 41
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    11-28-2018, 11:34 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,204
    11-28-2018, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Brief Flashbacks

    Started by cardanise, 11-16-2018 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 891
    11-28-2018, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Character driven / plotting

    Started by Patch17, 11-06-2018 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 1,442
    11-28-2018, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Etymology, meaning, and context

    Started by Kallithrix, 11-19-2018 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 471
    11-28-2018, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  13. Treating narration like internal monologue?

    Started by Whitelocke, 11-22-2018 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 957
    11-27-2018, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Moving your characters around within a scene

    Started by LesFewer, 11-20-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 558
    11-22-2018, 03:25 PM Go to last post

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