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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: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 127
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

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

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 340
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    • Replies: 88
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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: 146,222
    09-06-2019, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 14,089
    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: 15,909
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  2. How much should I say?

    Started by Nina Kaytel, Yesterday 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 51
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  3. Unusual ethnicity wanted

    Started by satyesu, 04-01-2020 11:53 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 113
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  4. Who do I focus on in my query?

    Started by Nina Kaytel, 04-01-2020 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 150
    04-01-2020, 10:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Twin bodied soul questions.

    Started by FantasyDark, 03-31-2020 02:51 AM
    • Replies: 5
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  6. Finding good surnames

    Started by satyesu, 03-28-2020 03:18 PM
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  7. Making my boring POV MC interesting

    Started by satyesu, 03-29-2020 05:05 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-30-2020, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  8. citation needed?

    Started by indianroads, 03-27-2020 03:08 AM
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  9. Questions about novel

    Started by TikiPirate, 03-25-2020 03:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
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  10. The Never Ending Novel

    Started by talktidy, 03-06-2020 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 10
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  11. Writing in the time of COVID-19

    Started by whiporee, 03-21-2020 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  12. Companion Permission

    Started by blake.e.weis, 03-21-2020 06:25 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-21-2020, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  13. Best Advice on Writing Chase Scenes

    Started by Spy_on_the_Inside, 03-12-2020 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 12
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  14. Providing food for thought

    Started by satyesu, 03-18-2020 04:07 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 204
    03-19-2020, 03:04 AM Go to last post
  15. The very first page must contain...?

    Started by Pencrafter, 12-08-2019 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 907
    03-17-2020, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  16. 1st and 3rd person--amount of dialogue

    Started by aheuett, 03-16-2020 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 163
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  17. Feedback Addiction - Break it or work with it?

    Started by UrbanAmazon, 03-16-2020 03:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 162
    03-16-2020, 05:49 AM Go to last post
  18. Remixing, inverting...how to make it original?

    Started by satyesu, 03-12-2020 07:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 214
    03-15-2020, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Amount of Humor in Non-Humor Fiction

    Started by Klope3, 03-11-2020 05:04 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 306
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