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Forum: Basic Writing Questions

Basic Writing Questions (BWQs) are perennial questions asked by writers just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. BWQs are usually general in nature rather than about a specific plot element. They include questions about how to write, what to write, or even why to write one way or another. This is not a crit forum. 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
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 337
    • Views: 165,492
    06-25-2019, 06:12 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
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
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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
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

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

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
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  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: 13,226
    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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  1. Got any tips for writing a prequel?

    Started by Gregg Bell, 10-11-2019 10:20 PM
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  2. How to present psychic conversations in prose.

    Started by Fiender, 10-11-2019 10:13 AM
    • Replies: 11
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  3. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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  4. Brand names of obscure things

    Started by Kat M, 10-13-2019 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-16-2019, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Role of narrator in “Don’t Tell. Show.” ?

    Started by Pencrafter, 10-13-2019 04:32 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 381
    10-15-2019, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  6. Comma after an em dash

    Started by Alden, 10-15-2019 06:16 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-15-2019, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  7. Is 81,000 words too long for a YA/NA novel?

    Started by musicblind, 10-14-2019 06:15 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 164
    10-15-2019, 01:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Novel vs Short story

    Started by Elenitsa, 10-14-2019 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-14-2019, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Current guidelines for exclamation mark usage?

    Started by Patty, 10-12-2019 03:30 AM
    • Replies: 24
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    10-14-2019, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Gray or grey?

    Started by Patty, 10-12-2019 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 144
    10-13-2019, 09:12 PM Go to last post
  11. From a mood to a story?

    Started by TimidSuitor, 10-07-2019 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 269
    10-13-2019, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  12. World Building

    Started by Ricardo Salepas, 10-12-2019 09:39 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 158
    10-13-2019, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  13. Grammar Question

    Started by Richard W. Fairbairn, 10-12-2019 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 78
    10-12-2019, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Direction of apostrophe on dialectal words

    Started by Patty, 10-12-2019 05:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 70
    10-12-2019, 05:35 AM Go to last post
  15. Plot elements which get too much ink

    Started by Pencrafter, 10-11-2019 06:48 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 195
    10-11-2019, 11:54 PM Go to last post
  16. Rephrasing Sentences

    Started by Ricardo Salepas, 09-08-2019 05:14 PM
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    • Views: 438
    10-07-2019, 03:17 AM Go to last post
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