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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
    • Replies: 97
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    10-12-2018, 02:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 157,453
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 238
    • Views: 138,611
    08-28-2018, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 65,452
    08-12-2018, 04:35 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 65,321
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,250
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 40,494
    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: 9,280
    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: 171,975
    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. Thumbs up Opinions of "skillShare"

    Started by nctransplant252, Today 07:52 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 176
    Today, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,383
    • Views: 936,381
    Today, 01:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Best Books On Craft

    Started by B.G. Dobbins, 10-05-2018 02:52 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 488
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Physical Descriptions of Characters

    Started by Titus, 10-19-2018 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 615
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 246
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Passing the Bechdel test

    Started by K_Remington, 10-08-2018 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 128
    • Views: 3,769
    Yesterday, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Switching POVs "only" for a few chapters.

    Started by Antipode91, 10-21-2018 01:37 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 299
    Yesterday, 05:09 AM Go to last post
  7. Looking for a bit of tense advice

    Started by Panda123, 10-21-2018 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 168
    10-21-2018, 08:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 483
    10-20-2018, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Writing the first draft - what is your method?

    Started by MiniGoblin, 08-09-2018 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 2,036
    10-20-2018, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  9. Can my character briefly allude to Harry Potter?

    Started by PamelaC, 10-15-2018 07:27 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 746
    10-19-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  10. When to stop revising, prior to submission

    Started by jmurray2112, 10-16-2018 06:53 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 312
    10-18-2018, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  11. Jumping around along a time-line

    Started by jmurray2112, 10-07-2018 05:41 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 497
    10-17-2018, 12:50 AM Go to last post
  12. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,141
    10-16-2018, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  13. When to start on synopsis/query?

    Started by Morri, 09-30-2018 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 673
    10-16-2018, 05:42 AM Go to last post
  14. Change the World? Entertain? Both?

    Started by HR Garcia, 09-12-2018 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 2,469
    10-15-2018, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  15. How to write a jump scare

    Started by Fortz, 10-13-2018 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 370
    10-15-2018, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  16. How bad is this mistake?

    Started by Tobswrite, 10-05-2018 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 604
    10-14-2018, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  17. What is a writer?

    Started by aguywhotypes, 09-06-2018 12:00 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 558
    10-14-2018, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  18. What is pretentious writing?

    Started by tylermarab1987, 10-07-2018 02:42 AM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,190
    10-13-2018, 10:19 PM Go to last post

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