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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
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
    • Views: 136,223
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 63,179
    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: 1,587
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 38,944
    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: 7,663
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 63,421
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  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: 30,753
    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: 167,879
    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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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,002
    • Views: 917,395
    Today, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  2. The filter

    Started by Toto Too, 06-17-2018 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 485
    Today, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Writing out of order

    Started by DancingMaenid, 05-29-2018 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 756
    Today, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  4. How to go about making races for your MC

    Started by MapleTree889, Yesterday 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 676
    Today, 06:32 AM Go to last post
  5. POV Character Description

    Started by Vhb_Rocketman, 06-15-2018 04:39 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 506
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  6. What should I do next?

    Started by carrie_ann, 06-14-2018 08:55 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 497
    Yesterday, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Cool When Two Characters Are Texting.

    Started by maggiee19, 05-18-2018 01:40 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 476
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Is 'vomit' a trigger word?

    Started by Patty, 06-14-2018 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 476
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  9. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 549
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  10. What is the ideal length of an erotica piece?

    Started by schttrj, 06-09-2018 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 370
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  11. It all Sucks!

    Started by Lisa Driscoll, 05-31-2018 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,628
    06-17-2018, 11:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 518
    06-16-2018, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  12. Travelling for research

    Started by FJaneH, 06-11-2018 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 396
    06-15-2018, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  13. Quick question - 'beckoned'

    Started by Patty, 06-13-2018 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 278
    06-15-2018, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Where To Begin??

    Started by ficklefictionfest, 05-03-2018 03:16 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 906
    06-14-2018, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  15. melodrama

    Started by Harlequin, 05-17-2018 01:34 AM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,370
    06-14-2018, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  16. How independent are you when it comes to editing?

    Started by CalRazor, 05-17-2018 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,205
    06-13-2018, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Best way to avoid male and female stereotypes

    Started by MapleTree889, 06-05-2018 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 999
    06-12-2018, 06:20 PM Go to last post

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