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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
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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: 61,238
    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
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    • Views: 37,854
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  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: 6,620
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 61,623
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  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: 28,449
    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: 151,653
    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: 164,467
    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: 13,754
    • Views: 866,430
    Today, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  2. Research vs Creativity

    Started by ktdude, 04-20-2018 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 514
    Today, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Struggling With Man Versus Self

    Started by Jason, 04-09-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 602
    Today, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Red face Advice on Show vs Tell - the journey begins

    Started by Yandiel, 04-15-2018 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 1,381
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  5. Backstory-how and when to include it

    Started by Some Lonely Scorpio, 04-18-2018 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 313
    04-20-2018, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Dual Timelines... Arg

    Started by Versailles, 04-19-2018 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 263
    04-20-2018, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  7. Question I have no idea how to edit.

    Started by maggiee19, 04-07-2018 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 939
    04-19-2018, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Are Novella Anthologies Viable?

    Started by Druce Gildas, 04-19-2018 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-19-2018, 03:27 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 428
    04-19-2018, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  9. Understanding Rules of Scene Structure

    Started by Garmr, 03-26-2018 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 31
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    04-19-2018, 05:53 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 618
    04-18-2018, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  10. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 311
    04-18-2018, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  11. sticking with it/figuring out what to write

    Started by satyesu, 04-17-2018 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 261
    04-17-2018, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Using A Keyboard With A Finger Injury

    Started by Devan Isra, 04-11-2018 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 314
    04-17-2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  13. The Sixth Wall

    Started by The Black Prince, 04-12-2018 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 716
    04-16-2018, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  14. "Should" in past tense

    Started by morngnstar, 04-11-2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 589
    04-15-2018, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  15. Pseudonyms (Initials Only?)

    Started by novicewriter, 04-13-2018 02:08 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 383
    04-14-2018, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Struggling with how I wrote this paragraph

    Started by frisco, 04-13-2018 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 321
    04-13-2018, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Writing: Fast or Slow?

    Started by Kyuugatsu, 03-24-2018 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,792
    04-12-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post

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