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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: 240
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 36,461
    03-16-2019, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 216
    03-08-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 207
    03-06-2019, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 313
    02-27-2019, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 176,810
    02-26-2019, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 325
    • Views: 160,678
    02-26-2019, 02:49 AM 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: 67,929
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 67,548
    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: 226
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,404
    03-17-2018, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 42,564
    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: 11,256
    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
    • Replies: 0
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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 31,006
    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. A protagonist who is distasteful or worse?

    Started by lpetrich, Yesterday 02:41 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 180
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  2. Please Comment and Correct

    Started by Richard W. Fairbairn, Today 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 23
    Today, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 2,807
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  3. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,807
    • Views: 951,808
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  4. Another Female MC

    Started by Keithy, 03-14-2019 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 568
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  5. Vocabulary

    Started by BDR159, 03-13-2019 05:46 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 408
    03-16-2019, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Assembling the cast--how long to wait?

    Started by litdawg, 03-15-2019 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 266
    03-16-2019, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Play writing Vs Screenwriting

    Started by glewis, 03-15-2019 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 73
    03-15-2019, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Sources on Protagonists

    Started by ManInBlack, 03-15-2019 09:06 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 71
    03-15-2019, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  9. Underwriters!

    Started by MadAlice, 03-13-2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 330
    03-15-2019, 05:30 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 487
    03-15-2019, 04:04 AM Go to last post
  10. How do I keep up with my incomplete stories?

    Started by Pinkarray, 03-07-2019 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 419
    03-15-2019, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  11. Question Using Movie Quotes

    Started by cat_named_easter, 03-11-2019 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 209
    03-14-2019, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  12. What's your favourite character descriptor?

    Started by kwanzaabot, 03-10-2019 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 208
    03-10-2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  13. How early should a genre novel identify itself?

    Started by g_eke, 03-05-2019 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 809
    03-09-2019, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  14. Using "He said" at the end of a sentence

    Started by coffeehunter, 02-25-2019 09:15 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 672
    03-09-2019, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Question What is your personal writing ritual?

    Started by Dom Perkins, 02-16-2019 04:03 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 802
    03-07-2019, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Describing Sounds

    Started by Sarahrizz, 03-06-2019 01:18 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 431
    03-06-2019, 11:30 PM Go to last post
  17. What's your writing struggle ?

    Started by MindfulInquirer, 01-16-2019 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 2,291
    03-06-2019, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  18. I don't plan things....How do I make it work?

    Started by JDGood, 02-22-2019 12:49 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 585
    03-06-2019, 01:45 AM Go to last post

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