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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: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 237
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 61,136
    03-21-2018, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 37,802
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 6,577
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 61,544
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 89
    • Views: 28,251
    03-04-2018, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 151,523
    03-04-2018, 01:29 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: 164,335
    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. Question I have no idea how to edit.

    Started by maggiee19, 04-07-2018 02:36 AM
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 847
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  2. Are Novella Anthologies Viable?

    Started by Druce Gildas, Today 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 152
    Today, 03:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 370
    Today, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Understanding Rules of Scene Structure

    Started by Garmr, 03-26-2018 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,289
    Today, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  4. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 13,734
    • Views: 863,589
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  5. Backstory-how and when to include it

    Started by Some Lonely Scorpio, Yesterday 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 236
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 579
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  6. How to write dialogue interrupted by sound?

    Started by Juggernaut, 04-16-2018 09:52 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 255
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  7. Red face Advice on Show vs Tell - the journey begins

    Started by Yandiel, 04-15-2018 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 1,164
    04-17-2018, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  8. sticking with it/figuring out what to write

    Started by satyesu, 04-17-2018 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 210
    04-17-2018, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  9. Using A Keyboard With A Finger Injury

    Started by Devan Isra, 04-11-2018 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 288
    04-17-2018, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  10. The Sixth Wall

    Started by The Black Prince, 04-12-2018 04:04 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 677
    04-16-2018, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  11. "Should" in past tense

    Started by morngnstar, 04-11-2018 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 543
    04-15-2018, 11:51 PM Go to last post
  12. Pseudonyms (Initials Only?)

    Started by novicewriter, 04-13-2018 02:08 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 345
    04-14-2018, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  13. Struggling with how I wrote this paragraph

    Started by frisco, 04-13-2018 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 294
    04-13-2018, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  14. Question Writing: Fast or Slow?

    Started by Kyuugatsu, 03-24-2018 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,743
    04-12-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  15. Antagonist Gets Away

    Started by DanMorrison, 04-05-2018 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 699
    04-12-2018, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  16. Dialogue doesn't sound real

    Started by Nonicks, 03-27-2018 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 1,616
    04-12-2018, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Rearranging Scenes / Chapters in Revision

    Started by tiddlywinks, 04-05-2018 05:05 AM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 921
    04-12-2018, 05:43 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 560
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