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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: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 342
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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: 136
    • Views: 44,556
    06-06-2020, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 192,479
    12-14-2019, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 73,007
    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: 149,512
    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
    • Views: 3,477
    03-08-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
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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
    • Views: 3,789
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,705
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 47,127
    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: 14,943
    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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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 34,952
    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 16,166
    • Views: 1,019,403
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  2. Diversity

    Started by Keithy, 10-16-2020 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 67
    • Views: 1,587
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  3. words to describe a passionate dance

    Started by alpacinoutd, 10-21-2020 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 82
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  4. Moved: The many synonyms of sadness

    Started by H7TM4N, 10-23-2020 11:37 PM
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  5. Narrating an Auction

    Started by JohnLine, Yesterday 09:14 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 16
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  6. When to use distant third POV

    Started by TellMeAStory, 10-19-2020 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 82
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  7. Are town nicknames/titles capialized?

    Started by Lalaloopsy, 10-22-2020 03:05 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 52
    10-22-2020, 10:55 PM Go to last post
  8. describing a pall dust and sunset

    Started by alpacinoutd, 10-16-2020 11:06 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 116
    10-21-2020, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  9. the sound of baby animals suckling

    Started by alpacinoutd, 10-20-2020 02:23 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 142
    10-21-2020, 04:19 AM Go to last post
  10. there was one shot left in the brandy bottle

    Started by alpacinoutd, 10-17-2020 06:06 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 226
    10-20-2020, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  11. how to describe changing seasons

    Started by alpacinoutd, 10-16-2020 12:13 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-19-2020, 05:12 PM Go to last post
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    10-19-2020, 04:36 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 163
    10-14-2020, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Avoiding "I" and "-ing" to start sentences?

    Started by DezDunn, 10-03-2020 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 279
    10-14-2020, 08:24 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 152
    10-13-2020, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Grunts

    Started by Beanie5, 10-11-2020 11:41 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 159
    10-12-2020, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  14. Achoo!

    Started by Meemossis, 10-10-2020 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 163
    10-11-2020, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  15. Post Critique Group

    Started by IkhlasHussain, 09-29-2020 04:46 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 269
    09-30-2020, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  16. What to show and what not to show

    Started by MythMonger, 09-29-2020 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 170
    09-29-2020, 09:16 PM Go to last post
  17. Starting with a dream

    Started by Kimmie, 09-20-2020 12:08 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 376
    09-29-2020, 07:53 PM Go to last post

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