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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: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 157,421
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 238
    • Views: 138,587
    08-28-2018, 04:54 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: 69
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 40,480
    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: 9,260
    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: 171,931
    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. Passing the Bechdel test

    Started by K_Remington, 10-08-2018 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 119
    • Views: 3,465
    Today, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  2. Looking for a bit of tense advice

    Started by Panda123, Today 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 123
    Today, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Moved: Nanowrimo question

    Started by CindyB, Today 01:15 AM
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  4. Physical Descriptions of Characters

    Started by Titus, 10-19-2018 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 418
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  5. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,379
    • Views: 936,254
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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 438
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  6. Writing the first draft - what is your method?

    Started by MiniGoblin, 08-09-2018 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 2,020
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  7. Can my character briefly allude to Harry Potter?

    Started by PamelaC, 10-15-2018 07:27 AM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 679
    10-19-2018, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Best Books On Craft

    Started by B.G. Dobbins, 10-05-2018 02:52 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 448
    10-19-2018, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  9. When to stop revising, prior to submission

    Started by jmurray2112, 10-16-2018 06:53 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 297
    10-18-2018, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  10. Jumping around along a time-line

    Started by jmurray2112, 10-07-2018 05:41 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 482
    10-17-2018, 12:50 AM Go to last post
  11. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 2,115
    10-16-2018, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  12. When to start on synopsis/query?

    Started by Morri, 09-30-2018 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 660
    10-16-2018, 05:42 AM Go to last post
  13. Change the World? Entertain? Both?

    Started by HR Garcia, 09-12-2018 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 2,442
    10-15-2018, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  14. How to write a jump scare

    Started by Fortz, 10-13-2018 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 357
    10-15-2018, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  15. How bad is this mistake?

    Started by Tobswrite, 10-05-2018 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-14-2018, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  16. What is a writer?

    Started by aguywhotypes, 09-06-2018 12:00 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 548
    10-14-2018, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  17. What is pretentious writing?

    Started by tylermarab1987, 10-07-2018 02:42 AM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,172
    10-13-2018, 10:19 PM Go to last post

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