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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. This is not a crit forum. Check the Introduction and the other Stickies.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 337
    • Views: 163,857
    06-25-2019, 06:12 AM 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: 143,246
    03-17-2019, 04:14 AM 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: 70
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    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 119
    • Views: 38,612
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    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 19,464
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  7. 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: 12,397
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,528
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
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  1. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,331
    • Views: 966,210
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  2. How often do you NOT want to write?

    Started by skydragon, 09-06-2013 12:09 AM
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 174,822
    09-10-2013, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  3. Question Early Morning Description

    Started by vedika, 03-14-2012 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 114,460
    03-28-2012, 03:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Describing A Sunrise

    Started by DwayneA, 01-15-2009 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 77,607
    06-26-2013, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Comma after but?

    Started by Horserider, 01-10-2009 03:22 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 69,188
    03-15-2013, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Most valuable items to steal?

    Started by Kaleidoscopes, 02-21-2013 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 55,983
    02-23-2013, 05:19 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 52,059
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  7. Capitalize or not?

    Started by writingismypassion, 04-07-2011 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 51,995
    04-08-2011, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  8. Scrivener, yWriter, or other?

    Started by satyesu, 11-13-2011 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 213
    • Views: 50,155
    07-25-2012, 01:39 AM Go to last post
  9. First Person POV quandry

    Started by ElaineA, 02-05-2013 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 48,376
    02-06-2013, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  10. Wink Italics for Names of TV Channels?

    Started by Marina Snow, 03-22-2008 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-24-2008, 09:22 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 39,820
    01-05-2011, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  11. To Be or Not To Be

    Started by Kingson, 08-18-2013 06:36 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 37,095
    08-19-2013, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  12. Word use: In the crook of her neck?

    Started by railroad, 02-01-2014 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 36,507
    02-02-2014, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Anxiety about originality

    Started by lizo27, 03-06-2015 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 207
    • Views: 35,955
    03-23-2015, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  14. A or An unanimous?

    Started by Specval, 10-05-2012 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 35,256
    10-12-2012, 11:34 PM Go to last post
  15. Anne Rice talks about Writing - GOOD Video!

    Started by Wolf Coven, 05-06-2013 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 34,850
    06-06-2013, 12:00 AM Go to last post
  16. Writing Dialogue for a Deaf Character

    Started by jallenecs, 09-29-2010 10:15 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 34,200
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