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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: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 246
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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: 71
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 340
    • Views: 166,772
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 122
    • Views: 41,093
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 145,613
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  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
    • Replies: 0
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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
    • Replies: 0
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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: 13,764
    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. Do you agree with this?

    Started by NINA28, 12-11-2019 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 328
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  2. Flashback in a Synopsis

    Started by InsomniaShark, 12-12-2019 08:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 106
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  3. How do you decide where to put a chapter?

    Started by TellMeAStory, 11-30-2019 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 464
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  4. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,812
    • Views: 990,677
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  5. Struggling with the details.

    Started by mtj0000, Yesterday 04:39 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 94
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  6. The very first page must contain...?

    Started by Pencrafter, 12-08-2019 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 381
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  7. Question good method or just lazy?

    Started by Lone Wolf, 12-08-2019 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 242
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  8. when your idea runs away from you

    Started by Froeschli, 12-14-2019 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 62
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  9. Moved: Writing descriptions

    Started by Laneer, 12-14-2019 02:22 AM
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  10. The hardest scenes to write...

    Started by Girlsgottawrite, 12-06-2019 01:40 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 473
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  11. gender question

    Started by indianroads, 10-26-2019 01:00 AM
    • Replies: 45
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    • Views: 108
    12-13-2019, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  12. Your drug of choice?

    Started by Raven2Delta, 11-10-2019 05:40 PM
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,104
    12-12-2019, 03:45 AM Go to last post
  13. What is a “voicey” character

    Started by Pencrafter, 12-10-2019 08:00 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 221
    12-11-2019, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Is the usage of the word applicable?

    Started by skylessbird2218, 12-10-2019 12:26 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 183
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  15. With, by, or from?

    Started by Patty, 10-30-2019 02:26 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 580
    12-08-2019, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  16. Time transitions

    Started by sandree, 12-05-2019 02:10 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 202
    12-07-2019, 11:03 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 637
    12-07-2019, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  17. How to move on to omniscient?

    Started by skylessbird2218, 11-29-2019 09:10 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 269
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