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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: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 62,185
    03-21-2018, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    • Views: 38,430
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 7,118
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 62,511
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 29,626
    03-04-2018, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 153,066
    03-04-2018, 01:29 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: 243
    • Views: 166,213
    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. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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  2. How independent are you when it comes to editing?

    Started by CalRazor, 05-17-2018 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 290
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  3. Writers' Conference

    Started by mrsfauthor, 01-18-2018 06:29 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 800
    05-19-2018, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Synonyms

    Started by Questioner, 05-08-2018 05:25 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,012
    05-19-2018, 05:02 AM Go to last post
  5. Cool When Two Characters Are Texting.

    Started by maggiee19, 05-18-2018 01:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 222
    05-19-2018, 01:02 AM Go to last post
  6. Close Third Person

    Started by Questioner, 05-06-2018 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 729
    05-18-2018, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  7. melodrama

    Started by Harlequin, 05-17-2018 01:34 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 373
    05-17-2018, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Sprawling Plot

    Started by Elianne, 04-22-2018 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,499
    05-17-2018, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  9. Need some help with my mc and antagonist

    Started by MapleTree889, 05-13-2018 02:29 AM
    • Replies: 65
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    05-17-2018, 01:27 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 925
    05-17-2018, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  10. Sequels and prequels and sequels, oh my!

    Started by Toto Too, 05-12-2018 09:26 PM
    • Replies: 42
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    05-17-2018, 07:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Is too much self-awareness bad?

    Started by ficklefictionfest, 05-15-2018 03:55 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 344
    05-16-2018, 04:15 AM Go to last post
  12. If you don't use it, you lose it

    Started by SepiaAndDust, 05-15-2018 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-15-2018, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  13. What POV should I use?

    Started by Questioner, 05-07-2018 02:37 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    05-15-2018, 04:42 AM Go to last post
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    05-14-2018, 06:35 AM Go to last post
  14. Smile One or two spaces

    Started by indianroads, 05-06-2018 09:08 AM
    • Replies: 47
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    05-13-2018, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  15. Choosing character's genders

    Started by shadow2, 05-05-2018 11:48 AM
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 1,158
    05-11-2018, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  16. Thumbs up Top Books for Writing?

    Started by PantheraCorax, 05-06-2018 06:48 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 483
    05-09-2018, 03:55 PM Go to last post

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