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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: 111
    • Views: 36,635
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 326
    • Views: 161,324
    03-22-2019, 06:37 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: 240
    • Views: 141,523
    03-17-2019, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 286
    03-08-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 299
    03-06-2019, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 397
    02-27-2019, 07:45 PM 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: 177,044
    02-26-2019, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 68,037
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 67,647
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 305
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,479
    03-17-2018, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 42,639
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  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: 11,326
    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
    • Replies: 0
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    • Views: 31,069
    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. A protagonist who is distasteful or worse?

    Started by lpetrich, 03-17-2019 02:41 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 668
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  2. changing identifiable features

    Started by Lone Wolf, Today 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 20
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  3. Another Female MC

    Started by Keithy, 03-14-2019 10:13 PM
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 916
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  4. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,815
    • Views: 952,418
    Yesterday, 01:52 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 107
    • Views: 4,169
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  5. Naming Troubles

    Started by KittenEV, 03-20-2019 01:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 204
    03-23-2019, 01:30 AM Go to last post
  6. ramp-well?

    Started by indianroads, 03-22-2019 02:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 135
    03-22-2019, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  7. How early should a genre novel identify itself?

    Started by g_eke, 03-05-2019 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,079
    03-21-2019, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  8. Please Comment and Correct

    Started by Richard W. Fairbairn, 03-18-2019 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 458
    03-19-2019, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Vocabulary

    Started by BDR159, 03-13-2019 05:46 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 565
    03-16-2019, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Assembling the cast--how long to wait?

    Started by litdawg, 03-15-2019 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 378
    03-16-2019, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Sources on Protagonists

    Started by ManInBlack, 03-15-2019 09:06 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 131
    03-15-2019, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  12. Underwriters!

    Started by MadAlice, 03-13-2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 403
    03-15-2019, 05:30 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 567
    03-15-2019, 04:04 AM Go to last post
  13. How do I keep up with my incomplete stories?

    Started by Pinkarray, 03-07-2019 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 499
    03-15-2019, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  14. Question Using Movie Quotes

    Started by cat_named_easter, 03-11-2019 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 265
    03-14-2019, 12:54 AM Go to last post
  15. What's your favourite character descriptor?

    Started by kwanzaabot, 03-10-2019 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 259
    03-10-2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  16. Using "He said" at the end of a sentence

    Started by coffeehunter, 02-25-2019 09:15 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 755
    03-09-2019, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Question What is your personal writing ritual?

    Started by Dom Perkins, 02-16-2019 04:03 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 881
    03-07-2019, 04:35 PM Go to last post

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