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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
    • Replies: 120
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 337
    • Views: 164,390
    06-25-2019, 06:12 AM 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: 143,713
    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: 1,617
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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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,645
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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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,790
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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: 180,625
    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: 69,880
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 69,329
    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: 1,676
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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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    • Views: 44,119
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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: 12,675
    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. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,503
    • Views: 971,450
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    • Views: 292
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  2. Looking For Advice on Editing

    Started by SuperRedPanda, 07-19-2019 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 911
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  3. is not using dialogue tags wrong?

    Started by skylessbird2218, Yesterday 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 149
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  4. Too many instances of 'said' in my novel

    Started by Patty, 08-08-2019 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 874
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  5. Writing while listening to music

    Started by petuh112, 06-08-2019 07:25 AM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 668
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    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 179
    08-16-2019, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  6. How to know who should be a POV character

    Started by The Second Moon, 08-11-2019 05:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 235
    08-12-2019, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 963
    08-09-2019, 10:19 PM Go to last post
  7. How many secondary characters?

    Started by Keithy, 07-30-2019 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 382
    08-09-2019, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  8. Breaking rules

    Started by indianroads, 08-03-2019 10:19 PM
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 1,349
    08-08-2019, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Male protagonist?

    Started by Nonicks, 07-25-2019 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 1,402
    08-08-2019, 03:26 AM Go to last post
  10. The Three-Quarter-Mark Crisis

    Started by Ninten, 08-05-2019 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 294
    08-07-2019, 02:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Grasping storytelling

    Started by satyesu, 08-03-2019 12:21 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 420
    08-06-2019, 06:21 AM Go to last post
  12. Joined a writing group

    Started by indianroads, 07-28-2019 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 483
    08-01-2019, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  13. Combining Two of Your Stories

    Started by Emissarius, 07-24-2019 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 408
    08-01-2019, 02:09 AM Go to last post
  14. What writing genre is this?

    Started by creativitytogo, 07-31-2019 04:35 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 398
    08-01-2019, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  15. Not sure whether to give up

    Started by satyesu, 07-22-2019 12:31 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 797
    07-31-2019, 02:30 AM Go to last post
  16. What are your though on Second POV?

    Started by Azdaphel, 07-11-2019 05:58 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 780
    07-30-2019, 03:29 AM Go to last post

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