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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
    • Replies: 322
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
    • Views: 136,237
    04-10-2018, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 63,206
    03-21-2018, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,598
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 38,960
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  5. 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: 7,677
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 63,444
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 30,774
    03-04-2018, 01:35 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: 167,922
    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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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
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    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. Cool When Two Characters Are Texting.

    Started by maggiee19, 05-18-2018 01:40 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 506
    Today, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  2. Writing out of order

    Started by DancingMaenid, 05-29-2018 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 845
    Today, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  3. The filter

    Started by Toto Too, 06-17-2018 10:57 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 619
    Today, 09:06 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 248
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  4. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,002
    • Views: 917,605
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM Go to last post
  5. How to go about making races for your MC

    Started by MapleTree889, 06-18-2018 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 753
    Yesterday, 06:32 AM Go to last post
  6. POV Character Description

    Started by Vhb_Rocketman, 06-15-2018 04:39 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 520
    06-18-2018, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  7. What should I do next?

    Started by carrie_ann, 06-14-2018 08:55 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 507
    06-18-2018, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Is 'vomit' a trigger word?

    Started by Patty, 06-14-2018 06:46 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 490
    06-18-2018, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  9. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 566
    06-18-2018, 05:02 PM Go to last post
  10. What is the ideal length of an erotica piece?

    Started by schttrj, 06-09-2018 08:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 383
    06-18-2018, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  11. It all Sucks!

    Started by Lisa Driscoll, 05-31-2018 08:16 PM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,647
    06-17-2018, 11:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 530
    06-16-2018, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  12. Travelling for research

    Started by FJaneH, 06-11-2018 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 404
    06-15-2018, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  13. Quick question - 'beckoned'

    Started by Patty, 06-13-2018 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 286
    06-15-2018, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Where To Begin??

    Started by ficklefictionfest, 05-03-2018 03:16 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 916
    06-14-2018, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  15. melodrama

    Started by Harlequin, 05-17-2018 01:34 AM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,377
    06-14-2018, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  16. How independent are you when it comes to editing?

    Started by CalRazor, 05-17-2018 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,213
    06-13-2018, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Best way to avoid male and female stereotypes

    Started by MapleTree889, 06-05-2018 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,008
    06-12-2018, 06:20 PM Go to last post

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