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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: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

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

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
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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
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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
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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. Starting with a dream

    Started by Kimmie, Yesterday 12:08 AM
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  2. Whodunnit - Placement of Murder in the Story

    Started by talktidy, 08-27-2020 08:42 PM
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  3. Does a Novel Need to Have a Moral?

    Started by ladyfickle, 09-17-2020 12:24 PM
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  4. Does anyone else do it like this?

    Started by Layla Nahar, 08-26-2020 03:40 PM
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  5. Final Chapter or Epilogue?

    Started by TulipMama, 09-14-2020 04:44 PM
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  6. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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  7. How Do You Not Misuse/Overuse Premonitions?

    Started by KittenEV, 09-04-2020 09:31 PM
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  8. When is a story 'new'?

    Started by Goshawk31, 09-11-2020 02:32 AM
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  9. How to structure a story

    Started by Laer Carroll, 07-04-2020 05:23 AM
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  10. Question Grammar question about mixing tense

    Started by Thebrin, 08-27-2020 10:53 PM
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  11. Rewriting word by word on a later draft?

    Started by The Second Moon, 08-27-2020 04:52 AM
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  12. How many nouns should I translate?

    Started by Drascus, 09-04-2020 04:01 AM
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  13. Expanding text

    Started by tammons, 08-26-2020 05:13 AM
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  14. Historical Fiction, Timeline of Events

    Started by TrapperViper, 08-10-2020 07:26 PM
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