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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. 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: 102
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 239
    • Views: 139,183
    10-30-2018, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 66,016
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 158,127
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 65,812
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,680
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 40,908
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 9,734
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 173,232
    03-04-2018, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,447
    • Views: 939,635
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    • Replies: 83
    • Views: 2,322
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  2. Character driven / plotting

    Started by Patch17, 11-06-2018 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 911
    Yesterday, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  3. POV confusion!

    Started by Jonp95, 11-16-2018 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 207
    Yesterday, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  4. Brief Flashbacks

    Started by cardanise, 11-16-2018 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 221
    Yesterday, 02:39 AM Go to last post
  5. online writing classes and MFAs

    Started by gumandsoda, 11-15-2018 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 107
    11-15-2018, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  6. IRL Lore before or after the story?

    Started by Fullon_v4.0, 11-14-2018 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 148
    11-15-2018, 04:22 AM Go to last post
  7. How much of future WIPs do you plan out?

    Started by starrystorm, 08-29-2018 01:16 AM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 1,128
    11-12-2018, 04:47 AM Go to last post
  8. New Member - Probably Same ol' Questions

    Started by AlexDyle, 11-06-2018 12:16 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 402
    11-09-2018, 03:26 AM Go to last post
  9. What do your characters want?

    Started by eruthford, 10-24-2018 02:21 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,055
    11-06-2018, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 2,636
    11-05-2018, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  11. Confused by format: speech

    Started by Miss_Vix, 10-27-2018 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,252
    11-04-2018, 04:47 AM Go to last post
  12. Minorities in your fiction

    Started by Fortz, 10-28-2018 08:52 PM
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 1,798
    11-03-2018, 10:02 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 479
    11-03-2018, 09:21 PM Go to last post
  13. Static objects - past or present tense?

    Started by Pampurrs, 10-31-2018 04:45 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 367
    11-01-2018, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  14. How to write nonverbal communication?

    Started by Fortz, 10-27-2018 01:10 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 600
    10-31-2018, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Writing the first draft - what is your method?

    Started by MiniGoblin, 08-09-2018 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 3,046
    10-31-2018, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Reading level

    Started by indianroads, 10-26-2018 11:17 PM
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 1,333
    10-31-2018, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Thumbs up Opinions of "skillShare"

    Started by nctransplant252, 10-23-2018 07:52 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 871
    10-30-2018, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Is Amazon X-Ray for Kindle a good thing?

    Started by msd, 10-28-2018 11:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 367
    10-30-2018, 05:03 AM Go to last post

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