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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: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 246
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 71
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

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

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

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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
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  1. Making my boring POV MC interesting

    Started by satyesu, Yesterday 05:05 PM
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  2. Finding good surnames

    Started by satyesu, 03-28-2020 03:18 PM
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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. citation needed?

    Started by indianroads, 03-27-2020 03:08 AM
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  5. Questions about novel

    Started by TikiPirate, 03-25-2020 03:19 AM
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  6. The Never Ending Novel

    Started by talktidy, 03-06-2020 04:21 PM
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  7. Writing in the time of COVID-19

    Started by whiporee, 03-21-2020 07:37 PM
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  8. Companion Permission

    Started by blake.e.weis, 03-21-2020 06:25 PM
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  9. Best Advice on Writing Chase Scenes

    Started by Spy_on_the_Inside, 03-12-2020 07:38 PM
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  10. Providing food for thought

    Started by satyesu, 03-18-2020 04:07 AM
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  11. The very first page must contain...?

    Started by Pencrafter, 12-08-2019 10:31 PM
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  12. 1st and 3rd person--amount of dialogue

    Started by aheuett, 03-16-2020 12:45 PM
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  13. Feedback Addiction - Break it or work with it?

    Started by UrbanAmazon, 03-16-2020 03:36 AM
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  14. Remixing, inverting...how to make it original?

    Started by satyesu, 03-12-2020 07:10 PM
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  15. Amount of Humor in Non-Humor Fiction

    Started by Klope3, 03-11-2020 05:04 AM
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  16. What's your Opinion on Creating Names?

    Started by Nerdilydone, 03-11-2020 02:18 AM
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  17. Killing my READER'S darlings??

    Started by LadyRedRover, 02-24-2020 11:51 PM
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  18. Novel first draft becomes a novella instead

    Started by HD Simplicityy, 12-16-2019 05:16 AM
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  19. Writing Time Periods

    Started by Klope3, 03-04-2020 11:56 PM
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