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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.

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

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

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

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

    Started by AW Admin, 03-08-2019 08:32 PM
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  7. 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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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: He Said, She Said and Bookisms

    Started by AW Admin, 02-27-2019 07:45 PM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Prologues

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
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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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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using Microsoft's OneNote for Outlining and Note Taking

    Started by Inky, 05-21-2009 09:34 PM
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  1. Replacing "asked" with "said"

    Started by TrapperViper, Yesterday 08:33 PM
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  2. What are you doing to improve your writing?

    Started by InkFinger, 01-10-2021 09:12 PM
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  3. Depicting Texting in Fiction

    Started by MiloMinderbinder, 12-09-2020 10:09 PM
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  4. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
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  5. Writing in the time of COVID-19

    Started by whiporee, 03-21-2020 07:37 PM
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  6. Bland protagonist

    Started by satyesu, 12-07-2020 02:02 PM
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  7. Good ways to reduce dialogue tags

    Started by Pencrafter, 12-08-2020 07:34 PM
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  8. Avoiding fetishization

    Started by Marian Perera, 11-30-2020 03:18 AM
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  9. POV and tense

    Started by Raspberry, 11-15-2020 08:02 PM
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  10. What is the best way to say this?

    Started by Ricardo Salepas, 11-29-2020 10:15 AM
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  11. Non-standard outlining techniques

    Started by eruthford, 10-29-2020 09:16 AM
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  12. Question Punctuation Help Please

    Started by JEN.., 11-14-2020 10:58 PM
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  13. No, we're not doing this

    Started by Ade Hill, 11-20-2020 08:42 AM
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  14. Simple grammar question, I think

    Started by Ade Hill, 11-20-2020 01:48 PM
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