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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: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
    • Views: 134,001
    04-10-2018, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 61,155
    03-21-2018, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 604
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 37,813
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 6,587
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 61,565
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 28,279
    03-04-2018, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 151,560
    03-04-2018, 01:29 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: 164,367
    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. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 13,739
    • Views: 864,338
    Today, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  2. Dual Timelines... Arg

    Started by Versailles, Yesterday 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 158
    Today, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  3. Question I have no idea how to edit.

    Started by maggiee19, 04-07-2018 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 890
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Are Novella Anthologies Viable?

    Started by Druce Gildas, Yesterday 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 175
    Yesterday, 03:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 387
    Yesterday, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  5. Understanding Rules of Scene Structure

    Started by Garmr, 03-26-2018 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,314
    Yesterday, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  6. Backstory-how and when to include it

    Started by Some Lonely Scorpio, 04-18-2018 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 245
    04-18-2018, 09:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 589
    04-18-2018, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  7. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 277
    04-18-2018, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Red face Advice on Show vs Tell - the journey begins

    Started by Yandiel, 04-15-2018 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 1,176
    04-17-2018, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  9. sticking with it/figuring out what to write

    Started by satyesu, 04-17-2018 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 226
    04-17-2018, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  10. Using A Keyboard With A Finger Injury

    Started by Devan Isra, 04-11-2018 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 296
    04-17-2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  11. The Sixth Wall

    Started by The Black Prince, 04-12-2018 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 694
    04-16-2018, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  12. "Should" in past tense

    Started by morngnstar, 04-11-2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 558
    04-15-2018, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Pseudonyms (Initials Only?)

    Started by novicewriter, 04-13-2018 02:08 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 359
    04-14-2018, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Struggling with how I wrote this paragraph

    Started by frisco, 04-13-2018 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 302
    04-13-2018, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Writing: Fast or Slow?

    Started by Kyuugatsu, 03-24-2018 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,764
    04-12-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  16. Antagonist Gets Away

    Started by DanMorrison, 04-05-2018 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 707
    04-12-2018, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Dialogue doesn't sound real

    Started by Nonicks, 03-27-2018 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 1,626
    04-12-2018, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  18. Rearranging Scenes / Chapters in Revision

    Started by tiddlywinks, 04-05-2018 05:05 AM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 933
    04-12-2018, 05:43 PM Go to last post

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