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Forum: Basic Writing Questions

Basic Writing Questions (BWQs) are perennial questions asked by writers just getting started, or when they reach a new stage. BWQs are usually general in nature rather than about a specific plot element. They 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: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 341
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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: 136
    • Views: 43,502
    06-06-2020, 02:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 190,152
    12-14-2019, 11:44 PM 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: 71
    • Views: 73,508
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    • Replies: 88
    • Views: 72,179
    11-03-2019, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 148,090
    09-06-2019, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,200
    03-08-2019, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Writing with an Accent or using Dialect

    Started by AW Admin, 03-06-2019 10:03 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,180
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,512
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,424
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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: 46,475
    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: 14,583
    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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    • Views: 34,400
    07-16-2006, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  1. Historical Fiction, Timeline of Events

    Started by TrapperViper, 08-10-2020 07:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 231
    Today, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  2. She's perfect for the story but not for me

    Started by The Second Moon, 08-13-2020 07:00 PM
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    08-13-2020, 07:00 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 99
    08-11-2020, 08:57 PM Go to last post
  3. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 16,102
    • Views: 1,013,515
    08-11-2020, 02:31 AM Go to last post
  4. I don't understand how to structure a story

    Started by Sansophia, 06-10-2020 05:27 PM
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 1,603
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    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 145
    08-10-2020, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Editing Advice (spelling and grammar)

    Started by gduber, 08-08-2020 11:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 149
    08-10-2020, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  6. How to structure a story

    Started by Laer Carroll, 07-04-2020 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 346
    08-09-2020, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Are all characters superhuman?

    Started by Kalyke, 08-01-2020 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 407
    08-09-2020, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  8. How to use your critique group

    Started by eruthford, 08-01-2020 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 301
    08-07-2020, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Audiobooks

    Started by Kalyke, 07-30-2020 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 245
    08-07-2020, 04:43 AM Go to last post
  10. Choosing between writing projects

    Started by Dona St Columb, 07-26-2020 06:28 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 245
    08-06-2020, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  11. How long should a chapter be?

    Started by mhdragon, 07-12-2020 03:56 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 563
    08-05-2020, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  12. Re-plotting an old novel

    Started by Kalyke, 07-26-2020 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 270
    08-01-2020, 02:03 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 580
    07-26-2020, 01:21 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 494
    07-26-2020, 04:05 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 319
    07-25-2020, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Am I Actually Query Ready?

    Started by mwritesdragons, 07-13-2020 08:03 AM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 813
    07-25-2020, 10:29 AM Go to last post

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