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Forum: Basic Writing Questions

Basic Writing Questions (BWQs) are perennial questions asked by writers when theyíre just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. Theyíre 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
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 61,337
    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: 700
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 37,906
    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: 6,694
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 61,729
    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: 28,590
    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: 151,813
    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: 164,613
    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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    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
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    Today, 04:10 AM Go to last post
  1. Research vs Creativity

    Started by ktdude, 04-20-2018 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 720
    Today, 04:09 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 436
    Today, 04:04 AM Go to last post
  2. Can't think of the word!

    Started by SLake, 04-24-2018 04:43 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 238
    Today, 03:44 AM Go to last post
  3. Sprawling Plot

    Started by Elianne, 04-22-2018 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 439
    Today, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Prologue-phobia - but why?

    Started by Phoenix_Writer, 04-24-2018 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 313
    Today, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  5. When Betas Collide

    Started by S.I. Mansson, 04-22-2018 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 271
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  6. Map for a setting?

    Started by Phoenix_Writer, Yesterday 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 61
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Gender Neutral Pronoun?

    Started by TrinaM, 04-24-2018 11:18 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 221
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Show donít tell. Emotional words

    Started by Phoenix_Writer, 04-23-2018 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 335
    04-24-2018, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  9. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 13,760
    • Views: 869,546
    04-24-2018, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  10. Descriptions in third-person limited

    Started by IanConrey, 04-23-2018 08:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 240
    04-24-2018, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  11. Backstory-how and when to include it

    Started by Some Lonely Scorpio, 04-18-2018 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 449
    04-24-2018, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  12. How can I get a fluenty reading flow?

    Started by Phoenix_Writer, 04-22-2018 03:13 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 377
    04-23-2018, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  13. Struggling With Man Versus Self

    Started by Jason, 04-09-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 775
    04-23-2018, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  14. Question I have no idea how to edit.

    Started by maggiee19, 04-07-2018 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,011
    04-22-2018, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Red face Advice on Show vs Tell - the journey begins

    Started by Yandiel, 04-15-2018 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 1,459
    04-21-2018, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Dual Timelines... Arg

    Started by Versailles, 04-19-2018 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 326
    04-20-2018, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Are Novella Anthologies Viable?

    Started by Druce Gildas, 04-19-2018 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 260
    04-19-2018, 03:27 PM Go to last post

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