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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: 341
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 136
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 188,672
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  4. 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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    11-03-2019, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 147,446
    09-06-2019, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
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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

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
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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
    • Views: 14,443
    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. Am I Actually Query Ready?

    Started by mwritesdragons, 07-13-2020 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 405
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  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 16,057
    • Views: 1,011,133
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  3. Map software for sci-fi fantasy/secondary worlds

    Started by mhdragon, 07-13-2020 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 72
    07-14-2020, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  4. How long should a chapter be?

    Started by mhdragon, 07-12-2020 03:56 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 223
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  5. Your Protagonist's Homeworld

    Started by Emissarius, 07-13-2020 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 86
    07-14-2020, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  6. What editing methods do you find effective?

    Started by ApolloRising, 07-06-2020 11:17 PM
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  7. Multiple POV's in a prologue

    Started by mhdragon, 07-10-2020 06:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 170
    07-11-2020, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  8. How to structure a story

    Started by Laer Carroll, 07-04-2020 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 140
    07-08-2020, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Question What does 'character driven' mean?

    Started by phantom000, 07-04-2020 05:05 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 483
    07-08-2020, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  10. I don't understand how to structure a story

    Started by Sansophia, 06-10-2020 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 977
    07-07-2020, 01:49 AM Go to last post
  11. Question on Acts vs Parts

    Started by TrapperViper, 06-29-2020 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 12
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  12. Agent query workshops - Are they worth it?

    Started by Girlsgottawrite, 06-26-2020 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 150
    06-27-2020, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Ending books within a series

    Started by indianroads, 06-02-2020 12:35 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 421
    06-23-2020, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  14. Question on the use of repetition

    Started by TrapperViper, 06-09-2020 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 310
    06-22-2020, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  15. technical writing

    Started by Stytch, 06-17-2020 04:08 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 318
    06-20-2020, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Does this sentence still make sense?

    Started by H7TM4N, 06-14-2020 10:43 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 231
    06-17-2020, 04:02 PM Go to last post
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