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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
    • Replies: 109
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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: 140,839
    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: 67,519
    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: 159,939
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
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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: 42,237
    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: 10,976
    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: 242
    • Views: 175,954
    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. He thought

    Started by coffeehunter, 02-13-2019 04:08 AM
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    • Views: 577
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    • Views: 282
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  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,744
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  3. Should One Obsess over Perspective?

    Started by MKnightium, Yesterday 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 83
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  4. managing WIPs

    Started by gumandsoda, 01-11-2019 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 772
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  5. Question What is your personal writing ritual?

    Started by Dom Perkins, 02-16-2019 04:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 183
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Coining a new word

    Started by Patty, 02-15-2019 11:01 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 262
    Yesterday, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Starting a writers' group

    Started by whiporee, 02-16-2019 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 309
    02-17-2019, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  8. What's the difference: Logline, pitch, hook, etc?

    Started by Patty, 02-13-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 133
    02-17-2019, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  9. Pacing novels with multiple narrators

    Started by balletomane, 02-13-2019 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 240
    02-17-2019, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 4,047
    02-17-2019, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Integrating Setting

    Started by Turnip Knight, 02-08-2019 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 477
    02-17-2019, 04:58 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 2,077
    02-16-2019, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  12. How to get readers to hate antagonist

    Started by Laneer, 01-31-2019 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 939
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    • Views: 582
    02-15-2019, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  13. How to write a good fight scene

    Started by Laneer, 01-22-2019 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 742
    02-13-2019, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Unreliable Narrator

    Started by KittenEV, 02-13-2019 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-13-2019, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Question Rewriting VS Revising...

    Started by Writative, 02-03-2019 03:39 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 437
    02-13-2019, 11:30 AM Go to last post

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