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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. 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
    • Replies: 337
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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
    • Replies: 115
    • Views: 38,133
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 240
    • Views: 142,977
    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: 1,191
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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: 1,215
    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: 1,333
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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: 179,320
    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: 69,247
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 68,742
    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: 1,222
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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: 6,385
    03-17-2018, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 43,563
    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: 12,178
    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
    • Replies: 0
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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 31,893
    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. Creative writing courses, worth bothering?

    Started by g_eke, Yesterday 01:16 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 224
    Today, 02:49 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 15
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  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,199
    • Views: 963,359
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  3. Shortening Character Descriptions

    Started by MKnightium, Yesterday 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 201
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  4. What have you written today?

    Started by Ralph Rotten, Yesterday 08:50 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 93
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  5. Retelling a folk tale

    Started by Elenitsa, 06-21-2019 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 193
    Yesterday, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  6. First Draft's Done. Now What?

    Started by Lcarver, 06-17-2019 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 336
    Yesterday, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  7. Sorry for the constant posts....

    Started by satyesu, 06-21-2019 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 213
    06-22-2019, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Are flashback scenes considered bad form?

    Started by soulrodeo, 06-01-2019 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 805
    06-22-2019, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Interviews and Navigating Legal Issues

    Started by Ravenshaw, 06-21-2019 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 106
    06-21-2019, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  10. 1st POV and Worldbuilding

    Started by Emissarius, 06-10-2019 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 297
    06-21-2019, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Omniscient POV

    Started by Kat M, 06-09-2019 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 781
    06-18-2019, 06:48 AM Go to last post
  12. My writing is very thin....

    Started by satyesu, 06-17-2019 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 253
    06-17-2019, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Basing a story on real life events

    Started by g_eke, 06-04-2019 12:43 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 446
    06-17-2019, 04:42 PM Go to last post
  14. I'm not the only one...

    Started by ixorv, 06-05-2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 412
    06-16-2019, 02:23 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 218
    06-15-2019, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  15. Is this a decent first-half outline?

    Started by satyesu, 06-15-2019 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 110
    06-15-2019, 10:19 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 433
    06-15-2019, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  16. “The woods” vs “The wood”

    Started by Pencrafter, 06-13-2019 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 315
    06-15-2019, 04:29 AM Go to last post
  17. Character physical descriptions

    Started by g_eke, 04-29-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,766
    06-10-2019, 10:37 PM Go to last post

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