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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: 134,149
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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: 61,271
    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: 650
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 37,866
    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: 6,637
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 61,659
    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: 28,496
    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: 151,716
    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: 164,506
    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
  1. Show don’t tell. Emotional words

    Started by Phoenix_Writer, Yesterday 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 132
    Today, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  2. Backstory-how and when to include it

    Started by Some Lonely Scorpio, 04-18-2018 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 340
    Today, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  3. Descriptions in third-person limited

    Started by IanConrey, Yesterday 08:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 80
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  4. Sprawling Plot

    Started by Elianne, 04-22-2018 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 341
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Research vs Creativity

    Started by ktdude, 04-20-2018 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 651
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  6. How can I get a fluenty reading flow?

    Started by Phoenix_Writer, 04-22-2018 03:13 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 327
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  7. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 13,759
    • Views: 867,521
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Struggling With Man Versus Self

    Started by Jason, 04-09-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 744
    Yesterday, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Question I have no idea how to edit.

    Started by maggiee19, 04-07-2018 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 986
    04-22-2018, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  10. When Betas Collide

    Started by S.I. Mansson, 04-22-2018 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 158
    04-22-2018, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  11. Red face Advice on Show vs Tell - the journey begins

    Started by Yandiel, 04-15-2018 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 1,415
    04-21-2018, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Dual Timelines... Arg

    Started by Versailles, 04-19-2018 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 294
    04-20-2018, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Are Novella Anthologies Viable?

    Started by Druce Gildas, 04-19-2018 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 227
    04-19-2018, 03:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 450
    04-19-2018, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  14. Understanding Rules of Scene Structure

    Started by Garmr, 03-26-2018 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,379
    04-19-2018, 05:53 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 628
    04-18-2018, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  15. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 331
    04-18-2018, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  16. sticking with it/figuring out what to write

    Started by satyesu, 04-17-2018 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 288
    04-17-2018, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  17. Using A Keyboard With A Finger Injury

    Started by Devan Isra, 04-11-2018 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 326
    04-17-2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  18. The Sixth Wall

    Started by The Black Prince, 04-12-2018 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 728
    04-16-2018, 01:29 AM Go to last post

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