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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: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

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

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
    • Views: 144,396
    09-06-2019, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 337
    • Views: 165,066
    06-25-2019, 06:12 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
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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
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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
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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: 181,474
    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
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    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 69,717
    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
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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
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 13,000
    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. Character physical description resources

    Started by RFHunter, 09-21-2019 02:04 AM
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 311
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  2. When is a family tree needed for a book?

    Started by The Second Moon, 09-16-2019 03:25 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 246
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  3. Do I really need a "Villain"?

    Started by Coralynn, 09-20-2019 04:10 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 233
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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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    • Views: 328
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  5. Online writing workshops

    Started by Coralynn, 09-18-2019 03:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 111
    09-20-2019, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Postal copyright :

    Started by Iain2, 09-19-2019 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 411
    09-19-2019, 08:54 PM Go to last post
  7. How do you come up with pen names?

    Started by kyliesmiley16, 08-29-2019 12:47 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 542
    09-17-2019, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Characterization on the page?

    Started by NINA28, 09-10-2019 05:13 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 438
    09-17-2019, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Question picture books

    Started by indianroads, 09-10-2019 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 158
    09-17-2019, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  10. Making Stylistic Changes

    Started by ldlago, 09-15-2019 08:35 AM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 350
    09-16-2019, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Writing basic actions?

    Started by petuh112, 09-14-2019 03:26 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 243
    09-16-2019, 06:13 AM Go to last post
  12. ground floor vs first floor

    Started by skylessbird2218, 09-11-2019 01:53 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 398
    09-15-2019, 05:32 AM Go to last post
  13. how to write action scenes?

    Started by skylessbird2218, 08-28-2019 06:06 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 478
    09-14-2019, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  14. Rephrasing Sentences

    Started by Ricardo Salepas, 09-08-2019 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 306
    09-12-2019, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  15. Better Way to Phrase This?

    Started by Ricardo Salepas, 08-25-2019 02:04 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 491
    09-08-2019, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  16. Ago and other temporal adverbs

    Started by Trevor Bruhn, 09-02-2019 07:03 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 352
    09-04-2019, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  17. Question about Writing the Time

    Started by ReflectiveAcuity, 08-30-2019 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 367
    09-01-2019, 09:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Writing better prose

    Started by petuh112, 08-28-2019 05:19 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 635
    08-31-2019, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Numbers: Spell out or in figures

    Started by Sarahrizz, 08-30-2019 12:38 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 381
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