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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: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 336
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 113
    • Views: 37,974
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 240
    • Views: 142,841
    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: 1,132
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  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: 1,157
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,271
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
    • Views: 179,104
    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: 69,148
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 68,656
    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: 1,160
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 43,484
    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: 12,098
    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
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  1. Omniscient POV

    Started by Kat M, 06-09-2019 08:13 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 501
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  2. Are flashback scenes considered bad form?

    Started by soulrodeo, 06-01-2019 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 441
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  3. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 15,156
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    • Views: 146
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  4. Is this a decent first-half outline?

    Started by satyesu, Yesterday 10:19 AM
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 318
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  5. “The woods” vs “The wood”

    Started by Pencrafter, 06-13-2019 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 223
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  6. Basing a story on real life events

    Started by g_eke, 06-04-2019 12:43 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 339
    06-11-2019, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  7. I'm not the only one...

    Started by ixorv, 06-05-2019 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 298
    06-11-2019, 03:15 AM Go to last post
  8. 1st POV and Worldbuilding

    Started by Emissarius, 06-10-2019 01:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 163
    06-10-2019, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Character physical descriptions

    Started by g_eke, 04-29-2019 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 1,660
    06-10-2019, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  10. Writing while listening to music

    Started by petuh112, 06-08-2019 07:25 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 241
    06-10-2019, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  11. adverbs in dialogue

    Started by TrapperViper, 06-09-2019 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 294
    06-10-2019, 03:06 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 403
    06-08-2019, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Writing reason into emotion

    Started by satyesu, 06-06-2019 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 255
    06-08-2019, 12:52 AM Go to last post
  13. He said, "She said 'Your grammar sucks'."

    Started by Koulentis, 05-31-2019 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    06-07-2019, 10:54 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 621
    06-07-2019, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Anyone else curious about font/size?

    Started by ixorv, 05-31-2019 05:05 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 298
    06-07-2019, 04:39 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 309
    06-07-2019, 02:09 AM Go to last post
  15. Help with character goal, please?

    Started by NINA28, 04-21-2019 12:04 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 552
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