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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
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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
    • Views: 72,427
    12-13-2019, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  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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    11-03-2019, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 146,658
    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
    • Replies: 0
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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
    • Replies: 0
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
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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: 14,262
    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. Ending books within a series

    Started by indianroads, Today 12:35 AM
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  2. Enough proofreading?

    Started by Rupert24, Yesterday 09:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 28
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    • Views: 35
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  3. How many of you completely re-write a draft.

    Started by Meemossis, 05-19-2020 01:16 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 377
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  4. Blasphemy

    Started by Meemossis, 05-31-2020 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 241
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  5. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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    • Views: 55
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  6. Writing direct thought. Which method do you prefer?

    Started by H7TM4N, 05-29-2020 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 103
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    • Views: 280
    05-29-2020, 06:20 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 228
    05-28-2020, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Character development (in Dungeons & Dragons)

    Started by satyesu, 05-18-2020 06:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-27-2020, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Proper way to format a scene break?

    Started by The Second Moon, 04-30-2020 03:42 PM
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    • Views: 342
    05-17-2020, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Chat talk

    Started by Meemossis, 05-06-2020 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 171
    05-15-2020, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  10. newbie help; secret scriblings

    Started by Jay.H.Hill, 05-03-2020 05:17 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 289
    05-14-2020, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  11. Speech marks or single quotation marks?

    Started by Animad345, 05-08-2020 01:24 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 311
    05-10-2020, 09:56 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 639
    05-10-2020, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  12. Can First Person Present Tense Ever Be Subtle?

    Started by Prophecies, 05-01-2020 05:23 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 289
    05-05-2020, 03:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Changing the protagonist after book 1?

    Started by KittenEV, 05-02-2020 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 152
    05-04-2020, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  14. Word emphasis

    Started by RC turtle, 04-30-2020 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 224
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