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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.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using Microsoft's OneNote for Outlining and Note Taking

    Started by Inky, 05-21-2009 09:34 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
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  1. RESUME Question

    Started by Pippa, 07-15-2005 07:22 PM
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  2. Resume?

    Started by Pippa, 07-16-2005 03:42 AM
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  3. Submitting to a Publisher

    Started by macandal, 09-28-2005 09:54 PM
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  4. Unhappy Dividing chapters

    Started by Marbleeyes, 01-18-2006 09:39 PM
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  5. Agents and the nets that snare them

    Started by LightShadow, 04-15-2006 09:47 PM
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  6. Submission Question

    Started by DamaNegra, 05-07-2006 09:00 PM
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  7. Writing Fiction effectively

    Started by LightShadow, 05-13-2006 07:07 AM
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  8. Question How would you go about doing this?

    Started by Out_of_my_Mind, 10-06-2006 04:58 AM
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  9. Using an established character

    Started by RGame, 11-09-2006 11:55 PM
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  10. Cool MAINSTREAM vs GENRE

    Started by cowboy, 03-03-2007 11:35 PM
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  11. Preface or Foreword?

    Started by Carmy, 03-16-2007 09:00 PM
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  12. Prologue question please

    Started by Little Red Barn, 05-29-2007 12:46 AM
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  13. Correlating # of pages

    Started by Captain Morgan, 04-10-2007 10:30 AM
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  14. Character synopsis?

    Started by Crème de la Gem, 07-26-2007 08:53 AM
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  15. What if the piece you write is good but...

    Started by writerterri, 11-05-2007 10:44 PM
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  16. indenting first line of paragraphs

    Started by first time writer, 11-24-2007 10:14 AM
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  17. Indent or no indent?

    Started by auntybug, 08-06-2007 12:10 AM
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  18. synopsis always present tense?

    Started by pollykahl, 02-24-2008 08:05 PM
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