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Forum: Basic Writing Questions

Basic Writing Questions (BWQs) are perennial questions asked by writers when theyre just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. Theyre 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: 113
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 334
    • Views: 162,720
    04-09-2019, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 240
    • Views: 142,499
    03-17-2019, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 907
    03-08-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 941
    03-06-2019, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,035
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 178,435
    02-26-2019, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 68,849
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 68,391
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 932
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,101
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 43,223
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  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: 11,855
    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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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 31,592
    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,037
    • Views: 959,348
    Today, 03:12 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 950
    05-20-2019, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Character physical descriptions

    Started by g_eke, 04-29-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 767
    05-20-2019, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  3. white box syndrome vs in media res

    Started by TellMeAStory, 04-28-2019 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 609
    05-20-2019, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  4. Pacing novels with multiple narrators

    Started by balletomane, 02-13-2019 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 843
    05-20-2019, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Submission Grinder vs. Duotrope

    Started by Spy_on_the_Inside, 05-19-2019 06:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-19-2019, 09:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 376
    05-18-2019, 11:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Accents

    Started by TooOCD, 05-16-2019 11:46 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 122
    05-18-2019, 03:00 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 168
    05-17-2019, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Thoughts ?

    Started by LUNABLUE, 05-11-2019 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 325
    05-16-2019, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  8. Writing Dialogue With An Accent?

    Started by Doylie77, 02-28-2019 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,937
    05-13-2019, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  9. To pen name or not to pen name

    Started by BlackKnight1974, 04-21-2019 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 734
    05-11-2019, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  10. The name Flem?

    Started by starrystorm, 05-01-2019 01:59 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 590
    05-03-2019, 02:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Pantsers - The Ending

    Started by Alli B., 04-04-2019 01:39 AM
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 1,648
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 741
    05-01-2019, 12:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 121
    • Views: 5,927
    04-30-2019, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Importance of a Name

    Started by stardustx, 04-24-2019 04:48 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 513
    04-28-2019, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Advice on co-writing

    Started by thearchduke, 04-24-2019 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 324
    04-27-2019, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Rounding up wordcount

    Started by starrystorm, 04-18-2019 12:55 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 703
    04-25-2019, 04:34 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 467
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