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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: 105
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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: 139,673
    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: 66,444
    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: 158,610
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 66,203
    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
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    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 41,282
    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: 10,097
    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: 243
    • Views: 174,042
    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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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
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  1. Exclamation Respecting deadlines

    Started by Yasia, 12-09-2018 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 344
    Today, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,545
    • Views: 942,906
    Today, 06:29 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,787
    Today, 05:07 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 739
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  3. What do your characters want?

    Started by eruthford, 10-24-2018 02:21 AM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 1,610
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  4. Pseudonym?

    Started by CaliforniaMelanie, 12-08-2018 04:44 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 334
    12-12-2018, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  5. online writing classes and MFAs

    Started by gumandsoda, 11-15-2018 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 917
    12-12-2018, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Two points of view

    Started by Glass Man, 11-25-2018 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 431
    12-11-2018, 05:18 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 470
    12-11-2018, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  7. Avoiding love interest

    Started by inkstar, 12-01-2018 11:56 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 688
    12-09-2018, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  8. The downside of positivity?

    Started by Toto Too, 12-01-2018 06:50 AM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,314
    12-09-2018, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,149
    11-28-2018, 11:34 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,143
    11-28-2018, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Brief Flashbacks

    Started by cardanise, 11-16-2018 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 842
    11-28-2018, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Character driven / plotting

    Started by Patch17, 11-06-2018 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 1,389
    11-28-2018, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Etymology, meaning, and context

    Started by Kallithrix, 11-19-2018 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 425
    11-28-2018, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  13. Treating narration like internal monologue?

    Started by Whitelocke, 11-22-2018 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 909
    11-27-2018, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Moving your characters around within a scene

    Started by LesFewer, 11-20-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 511
    11-22-2018, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  15. POV confusion!

    Started by Jonp95, 11-16-2018 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 684
    11-20-2018, 06:08 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 3,025
    11-17-2018, 11:13 PM Go to last post

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