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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: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 109
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 239
    • Views: 140,844
    10-30-2018, 09:37 AM 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: 70
    • Views: 67,525
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 159,946
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 67,202
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,074
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 42,241
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 10,980
    03-04-2018, 01:38 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: 242
    • Views: 175,961
    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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  1. Wasting my time?

    Started by TimMMatthews, 01-30-2019 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 528
    Today, 07:58 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 572
    Today, 03:26 PM Go to last post
  2. What's your writing struggle ?

    Started by MindfulInquirer, 01-16-2019 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,600
    Today, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  3. He thought

    Started by coffeehunter, 02-13-2019 04:08 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 599
    Today, 04:02 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 302
    Today, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  4. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,744
    • Views: 949,590
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  5. Should One Obsess over Perspective?

    Started by MKnightium, Yesterday 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 95
    Today, 02:59 AM Go to last post
  6. managing WIPs

    Started by gumandsoda, 01-11-2019 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 783
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  7. Question What is your personal writing ritual?

    Started by Dom Perkins, 02-16-2019 04:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 195
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Coining a new word

    Started by Patty, 02-15-2019 11:01 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 280
    Yesterday, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  9. Starting a writers' group

    Started by whiporee, 02-16-2019 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 325
    02-17-2019, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  10. What's the difference: Logline, pitch, hook, etc?

    Started by Patty, 02-13-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 139
    02-17-2019, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  11. Pacing novels with multiple narrators

    Started by balletomane, 02-13-2019 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 250
    02-17-2019, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  12. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 4,058
    02-17-2019, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  13. Integrating Setting

    Started by Turnip Knight, 02-08-2019 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 486
    02-17-2019, 04:58 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 2,087
    02-16-2019, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  14. How to get readers to hate antagonist

    Started by Laneer, 01-31-2019 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 947
    02-16-2019, 02:55 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 589
    02-15-2019, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  15. How to write a good fight scene

    Started by Laneer, 01-22-2019 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 747
    02-13-2019, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Unreliable Narrator

    Started by KittenEV, 02-13-2019 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 238
    02-13-2019, 03:55 PM Go to last post

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