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

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 119
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 337
    • Views: 163,867
    06-25-2019, 06:12 AM 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: 143,251
    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
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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: 1,405
    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: 1,533
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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: 179,851
    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: 69,532
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 68,991
    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: 1,422
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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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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 43,800
    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: 12,402
    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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    04-22-2014, 04:59 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 32,114
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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,342
    • Views: 966,325
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  2. Not sure whether to give up

    Started by satyesu, Today 12:31 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 66
    Today, 02:44 AM Go to last post
  3. When Should the Antagonist Appear

    Started by RookieWriter, 06-28-2019 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 603
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  4. Looking For Advice on Editing

    Started by SuperRedPanda, 07-19-2019 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 218
    07-20-2019, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  5. Non-verbal ways to say yes

    Started by K Robert Donovan, 07-20-2019 03:38 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 200
    07-20-2019, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  6. How Long Should A Fight Scene Be?

    Started by abdall, 07-11-2019 11:06 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 383
    07-19-2019, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  7. Try Character Profiles!

    Started by BigJ1, 07-07-2019 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 343
    07-18-2019, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Can't Pick a Point of View

    Started by Goettsch, 07-17-2019 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 222
    07-18-2019, 03:51 AM Go to last post
  9. Writing an Accent for a character?

    Started by MKnightium, 07-09-2019 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 515
    07-17-2019, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  10. Is that ghostwriting?

    Started by Elenitsa, 07-14-2019 09:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 198
    07-17-2019, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  11. Needing tips for writer's confidence

    Started by starlinguncaged, 07-12-2019 01:41 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 405
    07-16-2019, 04:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Question Rewriting VS Revising...

    Started by Writative, 02-03-2019 03:39 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 999
    07-15-2019, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Learned by overwriting, now what?

    Started by litdawg, 07-07-2019 09:11 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 553
    07-15-2019, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  14. What are your though on Second POV?

    Started by Azdaphel, 07-11-2019 05:58 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 404
    07-13-2019, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  15. “The woods” vs “The wood”

    Started by Pencrafter, 06-13-2019 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 478
    07-12-2019, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  16. Do you hand write your work?

    Started by Ruby Road, 07-02-2019 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 809
    07-12-2019, 11:13 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 163
    07-12-2019, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  17. Fight Me

    Started by abdall, 07-10-2019 09:30 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 284
    07-12-2019, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  18. A short piece on Citizenship for the local rag

    Started by Mel Born, 06-25-2019 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 443
    07-12-2019, 09:35 AM Go to last post

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