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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
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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: 139,711
    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: 66,478
    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: 158,680
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 66,238
    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: 4,130
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 41,315
    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: 10,128
    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: 174,099
    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: 14,547
    • Views: 943,046
    Today, 02:06 AM Go to last post
  2. Pseudonym?

    Started by CaliforniaMelanie, 12-08-2018 04:44 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 397
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  3. Exclamation Respecting deadlines

    Started by Yasia, 12-09-2018 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 459
    Yesterday, 10:44 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,841
    12-14-2018, 05:07 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 767
    12-13-2018, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  4. What do your characters want?

    Started by eruthford, 10-24-2018 02:21 AM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 1,649
    12-13-2018, 08:27 AM Go to last post
  5. online writing classes and MFAs

    Started by gumandsoda, 11-15-2018 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 938
    12-12-2018, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Two points of view

    Started by Glass Man, 11-25-2018 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 455
    12-11-2018, 05:18 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 503
    12-11-2018, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  7. Avoiding love interest

    Started by inkstar, 12-01-2018 11:56 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 726
    12-09-2018, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  8. The downside of positivity?

    Started by Toto Too, 12-01-2018 06:50 AM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,352
    12-09-2018, 12:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 3,178
    11-28-2018, 11:34 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,175
    11-28-2018, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Brief Flashbacks

    Started by cardanise, 11-16-2018 04:29 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 869
    11-28-2018, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Character driven / plotting

    Started by Patch17, 11-06-2018 07:32 AM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 1,416
    11-28-2018, 09:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Etymology, meaning, and context

    Started by Kallithrix, 11-19-2018 08:45 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 450
    11-28-2018, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  13. Treating narration like internal monologue?

    Started by Whitelocke, 11-22-2018 06:31 AM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 935
    11-27-2018, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Moving your characters around within a scene

    Started by LesFewer, 11-20-2018 11:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 541
    11-22-2018, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  15. POV confusion!

    Started by Jonp95, 11-16-2018 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 714
    11-20-2018, 06:08 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 3,057
    11-17-2018, 11:13 PM Go to last post

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