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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: 140,211
    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: 66,915
    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
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    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
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    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 41,732
    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: 10,520
    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: 174,898
    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
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  1. Gift books?

    Started by Nonicks, Today 12:32 PM
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  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,664
    • Views: 946,503
    Today, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  3. What's your writing flaw ?

    Started by MindfulInquirer, Today 04:28 AM
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    • Views: 1,092
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  4. Red face A very young newbie

    Started by Kiteya, 01-14-2019 09:19 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 207
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  5. Prologues: Yay or nay?

    Started by Kiteya, 01-14-2019 09:32 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 278
    Today, 02:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Question Is 7,000 words too many for a short story?

    Started by Dom Perkins, 01-13-2019 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 205
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  7. How to best handle POV changes

    Started by Laneer, 01-13-2019 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 182
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 433
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    01-14-2019, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  8. managing WIPs

    Started by gumandsoda, 01-11-2019 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    01-14-2019, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  9. Posting longer short stories

    Started by HD Simplicityy, 01-14-2019 02:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-14-2019, 03:35 AM Go to last post
  10. How necessary is a college education...

    Started by satyesu, 01-12-2019 03:21 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-12-2019, 08:19 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 378
    01-12-2019, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  11. Fast-forward?

    Started by Kinsman, 01-09-2019 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 374
    01-11-2019, 11:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Plagiarism In Fiction

    Started by SteelMagnolia84, 01-10-2019 01:54 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 297
    01-10-2019, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  13. More POV Questions

    Started by Jonp95, 01-07-2019 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 309
    01-10-2019, 01:36 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
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