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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: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 337
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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
    • Views: 144,853
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 182,168
    02-26-2019, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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    • Views: 70,721
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using Microsoft's OneNote for Outlining and Note Taking

    Started by Inky, 05-21-2009 09:34 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
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  12. 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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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,685
    • Views: 982,066
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  2. Pet Peeves as a reader

    Started by StephanieZie, 12-03-2013 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 446
    • Views: 29,478
    09-29-2014, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Is chivalry sexist?

    Started by M1k3y, 07-22-2012 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 15,648
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  4. Less than 2% of manuscripts published.

    Started by panda, 10-03-2009 07:31 AM
    • Replies: 308
    • Views: 13,375
    11-08-2009, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Concept to plot

    Started by lizo27, 03-29-2015 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 308
    • Views: 19,706
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  6. British v. American

    Started by Rachel Udin, 08-16-2013 05:05 PM
    • Replies: 278
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    08-31-2013, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  7. So what if an agent finds your blog...

    Started by Hapax Legomenon, 02-05-2011 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 262
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  8. Words that irk

    Started by richcapo, 01-19-2011 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 257
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    07-14-2011, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Is this plagiarism?

    Started by dogpie, 11-04-2012 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 250
    • Views: 12,735
    11-30-2012, 02:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Avoiding sexist writing

    Started by lpetrich, 07-21-2015 04:42 PM
    • Replies: 250
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    08-28-2015, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  11. Talking What books helped improve your writing????

    Started by NiallMcF, 03-29-2010 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 245
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  12. What To Do About Students Pirating Textbooks

    Started by morrighan, 08-17-2014 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 228
    • Views: 9,268
    08-22-2014, 12:28 AM Go to last post
  13. Question writing (how do you feel about fanfic?)

    Started by stitchingirl, 02-10-2010 02:30 AM
    • Replies: 227
    • Views: 14,299
    03-26-2010, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  14. What's your day job?

    Started by Cairo Amani, 06-29-2011 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 227
    • Views: 12,133
    09-27-2012, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  15. Responsible for Readers?

    Started by robjvargas, 06-04-2014 09:09 PM
    • Replies: 223
    • Views: 13,375
    06-10-2014, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  16. novel with only male lead characters

    Started by jaus tail, 11-05-2015 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 219
    • Views: 15,390
    11-20-2015, 09:21 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 16,886
    09-21-2012, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Scrivener, yWriter, or other?

    Started by satyesu, 11-13-2011 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 213
    • Views: 50,623
    07-25-2012, 01:39 AM Go to last post
  18. Thoughts on fanfiction

    Started by Vertle, 01-30-2016 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 210
    • Views: 15,635
    04-15-2016, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Anxiety about originality

    Started by lizo27, 03-06-2015 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 207
    • Views: 36,065
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