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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
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 168,917
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
    • Views: 136,894
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  4. 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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  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: FAQ: Using Microsoft's OneNote for Outlining and Note Taking

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

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,070
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  2. Pet Peeves as a reader

    Started by StephanieZie, 12-03-2013 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 446
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    09-29-2014, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Is chivalry sexist?

    Started by M1k3y, 07-22-2012 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 15,115
    07-27-2012, 04:17 AM Go to last post
  4. Less than 2% of manuscripts published.

    Started by panda, 10-03-2009 07:31 AM
    • Replies: 308
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    11-08-2009, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Concept to plot

    Started by lizo27, 03-29-2015 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 308
    • Views: 19,081
    04-07-2015, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  6. British v. American

    Started by Rachel Udin, 08-16-2013 05:05 PM
    • Replies: 278
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    08-31-2013, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  7. So what if an agent finds your blog...

    Started by Hapax Legomenon, 02-05-2011 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 262
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  8. Words that irk

    Started by richcapo, 01-19-2011 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 257
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  9. Is this plagiarism?

    Started by dogpie, 11-04-2012 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 250
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  10. Avoiding sexist writing

    Started by lpetrich, 07-21-2015 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 250
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  11. Talking What books helped improve your writing????

    Started by NiallMcF, 03-29-2010 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 245
    • Views: 25,897
    01-30-2013, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  12. What To Do About Students Pirating Textbooks

    Started by morrighan, 08-17-2014 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 228
    • Views: 8,734
    08-22-2014, 12:28 AM Go to last post
  13. Question writing (how do you feel about fanfic?)

    Started by stitchingirl, 02-10-2010 02:30 AM
    • Replies: 227
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    03-26-2010, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  14. What's your day job?

    Started by Cairo Amani, 06-29-2011 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 227
    • Views: 11,751
    09-27-2012, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  15. Responsible for Readers?

    Started by robjvargas, 06-04-2014 09:09 PM
    • Replies: 223
    • Views: 12,761
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  16. novel with only male lead characters

    Started by jaus tail, 11-05-2015 08:03 AM
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    09-21-2012, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Scrivener, yWriter, or other?

    Started by satyesu, 11-13-2011 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 213
    • Views: 49,094
    07-25-2012, 01:39 AM Go to last post
  18. Thoughts on fanfiction

    Started by Vertle, 01-30-2016 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 210
    • Views: 14,602
    04-15-2016, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Anxiety about originality

    Started by lizo27, 03-06-2015 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 207
    • Views: 35,628
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