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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.

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

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
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  5. 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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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

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

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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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
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  1. The color purple.

    Started by Raven2Delta, 11-09-2019 06:49 PM
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  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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  3. Your drug of choice?

    Started by Raven2Delta, 11-10-2019 05:40 PM
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  4. gender question

    Started by indianroads, 10-26-2019 01:00 AM
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  5. With, by, or from?

    Started by Patty, 10-30-2019 02:26 AM
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  6. Question about Writing the Time

    Started by ReflectiveAcuity, 08-30-2019 04:32 PM
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  7. How do I get feedback?

    Started by Shadow555, 11-02-2019 07:28 PM
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  8. Not sure what's going wrong with current WIP, help?

    Started by NINA28, 10-17-2019 10:26 PM
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    11-01-2019, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  9. Am I starting in the wrong place?

    Started by K.A Adams, 10-31-2019 08:34 PM
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  10. Punctuation question

    Started by Ricardo Salepas, 10-29-2019 11:30 PM
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  11. Priorities

    Started by Ruby Road, 10-26-2019 09:17 AM
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  12. Role of narrator in “Don’t Tell. Show.” ?

    Started by Pencrafter, 10-13-2019 04:32 AM
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  13. Should I give my MC a six pack?

    Started by CalRazor, 10-27-2019 06:42 AM
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  14. What Self-Editing Process Works Best for You?

    Started by wise_dec4u, 08-20-2019 11:34 PM
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    10-27-2019, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  15. I'm Tense

    Started by Mel Born, 10-23-2019 02:25 PM
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  16. Alternatives to “said character”

    Started by Pencrafter, 10-25-2019 05:16 PM
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  17. How would you describe this in a few words?

    Started by SwallowFeather, 10-25-2019 06:47 AM
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  18. Muddled genre vibe

    Started by CalRazor, 10-25-2019 10:30 PM
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