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Forum: Basic Writing Questions

Basic Writing Questions (BWQs) are perennial questions asked by writers when theyre just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. Theyre 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: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 113
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 334
    • Views: 162,757
    04-09-2019, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 240
    • Views: 142,525
    03-17-2019, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 926
    03-08-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 961
    03-06-2019, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,055
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 178,467
    02-26-2019, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 68,877
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 68,415
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 951
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,121
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 43,243
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  11. 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: 11,873
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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    • Views: 31,614
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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,055
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    • Views: 76
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    • Views: 460
    05-24-2019, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  2. writing in first person?

    Started by T.M Rose, 05-23-2019 04:33 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 143
    05-24-2019, 04:26 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 984
    05-20-2019, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  3. Character physical descriptions

    Started by g_eke, 04-29-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 796
    05-20-2019, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  4. white box syndrome vs in media res

    Started by TellMeAStory, 04-28-2019 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 636
    05-20-2019, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  5. Pacing novels with multiple narrators

    Started by balletomane, 02-13-2019 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 866
    05-20-2019, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  6. Submission Grinder vs. Duotrope

    Started by Spy_on_the_Inside, 05-19-2019 06:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 114
    05-19-2019, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Accents

    Started by TooOCD, 05-16-2019 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    • Views: 196
    05-17-2019, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Thoughts ?

    Started by LUNABLUE, 05-11-2019 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 350
    05-16-2019, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  9. Writing Dialogue With An Accent?

    Started by Doylie77, 02-28-2019 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,958
    05-13-2019, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  10. To pen name or not to pen name

    Started by BlackKnight1974, 04-21-2019 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 761
    05-11-2019, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  11. The name Flem?

    Started by starrystorm, 05-01-2019 01:59 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 610
    05-03-2019, 02:30 AM Go to last post
  12. Pantsers - The Ending

    Started by Alli B., 04-04-2019 01:39 AM
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 1,672
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    • Views: 760
    05-01-2019, 12:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 121
    • Views: 5,963
    04-30-2019, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Importance of a Name

    Started by stardustx, 04-24-2019 04:48 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 532
    04-28-2019, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  14. Question Advice on co-writing

    Started by thearchduke, 04-24-2019 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 343
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