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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: 114
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 336
    • Views: 163,320
    06-01-2019, 05:25 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: 142,922
    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: 1,158
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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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,183
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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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,299
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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: 179,200
    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: 69,194
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 68,695
    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: 1,188
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 43,521
    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: 12,138
    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. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,170
    • Views: 962,786
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  2. First Draft's Done. Now What?

    Started by Lcarver, 06-17-2019 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 207
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  3. Are flashback scenes considered bad form?

    Started by soulrodeo, 06-01-2019 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 647
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  4. Moved: Best maturation novels

    Started by satyesu, Yesterday 03:55 AM
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  5. Moved: Should I convert my maturation novel to YA?

    Started by satyesu, Yesterday 11:02 AM
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  6. Omniscient POV

    Started by Kat M, 06-09-2019 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 697
    06-18-2019, 06:48 AM Go to last post
  7. My writing is very thin....

    Started by satyesu, 06-17-2019 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 188
    06-17-2019, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  8. Basing a story on real life events

    Started by g_eke, 06-04-2019 12:43 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 402
    06-17-2019, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  9. I'm not the only one...

    Started by ixorv, 06-05-2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 368
    06-16-2019, 02:23 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 181
    06-15-2019, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  10. Is this a decent first-half outline?

    Started by satyesu, 06-15-2019 10:19 AM
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    06-15-2019, 10:19 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 373
    06-15-2019, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  11. “The woods” vs “The wood”

    Started by Pencrafter, 06-13-2019 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 263
    06-15-2019, 04:29 AM Go to last post
  12. 1st POV and Worldbuilding

    Started by Emissarius, 06-10-2019 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 206
    06-10-2019, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Character physical descriptions

    Started by g_eke, 04-29-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,709
    06-10-2019, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Writing while listening to music

    Started by petuh112, 06-08-2019 07:25 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 297
    06-10-2019, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  15. adverbs in dialogue

    Started by TrapperViper, 06-09-2019 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 343
    06-10-2019, 03:06 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 434
    06-08-2019, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  16. Writing reason into emotion

    Started by satyesu, 06-06-2019 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 293
    06-08-2019, 12:52 AM Go to last post
  17. He said, "She said 'Your grammar sucks'."

    Started by Koulentis, 05-31-2019 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 470
    06-07-2019, 10:54 PM Go to last post

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