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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
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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
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 246
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
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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
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
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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: 14,401
    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. Question What does 'character driven' mean?

    Started by phantom000, Yesterday 05:05 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 84
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  2. How to structure a story

    Started by Laer Carroll, Yesterday 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 39
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  3. Question on Acts vs Parts

    Started by TrapperViper, 06-29-2020 06:14 PM
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    07-01-2020, 10:12 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 408
    06-30-2020, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  4. I don't understand how to structure a story

    Started by Sansophia, 06-10-2020 05:27 PM
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  5. Agent query workshops - Are they worth it?

    Started by Girlsgottawrite, 06-26-2020 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-27-2020, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  6. Ending books within a series

    Started by indianroads, 06-02-2020 12:35 AM
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    06-23-2020, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  7. Question on the use of repetition

    Started by TrapperViper, 06-09-2020 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 272
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  8. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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  9. technical writing

    Started by Stytch, 06-17-2020 04:08 AM
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  10. Does this sentence still make sense?

    Started by H7TM4N, 06-14-2020 10:43 PM
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  11. Writing direct thought. Which method do you prefer?

    Started by H7TM4N, 05-29-2020 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 372
    06-08-2020, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  12. Enough proofreading?

    Started by Rupert24, 06-01-2020 09:54 PM
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  13. How many of you completely re-write a draft.

    Started by Meemossis, 05-19-2020 01:16 PM
    • Replies: 42
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  14. Character development (in Dungeons & Dragons)

    Started by satyesu, 05-18-2020 06:18 PM
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    06-04-2020, 08:57 PM Go to last post
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