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

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 109
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 239
    • Views: 140,860
    10-30-2018, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    Started by badducky, 09-30-2007 05:40 AM
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 67,546
    10-27-2018, 01:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 159,974
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 87
    • Views: 67,217
    08-01-2018, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,092
    03-17-2018, 02:46 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 42,254
    03-04-2018, 01:42 AM Go to last post
  6. 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: 10,991
    03-04-2018, 01:38 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 242
    • Views: 175,979
    03-04-2018, 01:24 AM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Alternative 'facts' in fiction

    Started by Ellis Clover, Yesterday 10:30 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 224
    Today, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  2. Wasting my time?

    Started by TimMMatthews, 01-30-2019 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 643
    Today, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  3. He thought

    Started by coffeehunter, 02-13-2019 04:08 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 807
    Today, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Should One Obsess over Perspective?

    Started by MKnightium, 02-18-2019 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 160
    Today, 01:13 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 707
    Yesterday, 04:40 AM Go to last post
  5. What's the difference: Logline, pitch, hook, etc?

    Started by Patty, 02-13-2019 08:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 179
    02-19-2019, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  6. What's your writing struggle ?

    Started by MindfulInquirer, 01-16-2019 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 1,627
    02-19-2019, 09:31 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 328
    02-19-2019, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  7. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,744
    • Views: 949,680
    02-19-2019, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  8. managing WIPs

    Started by gumandsoda, 01-11-2019 07:21 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 794
    02-18-2019, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  9. Question What is your personal writing ritual?

    Started by Dom Perkins, 02-16-2019 04:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 214
    02-18-2019, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  10. Coining a new word

    Started by Patty, 02-15-2019 11:01 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 293
    02-18-2019, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Starting a writers' group

    Started by whiporee, 02-16-2019 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 354
    02-17-2019, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Pacing novels with multiple narrators

    Started by balletomane, 02-13-2019 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 274
    02-17-2019, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 4,070
    02-17-2019, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Integrating Setting

    Started by Turnip Knight, 02-08-2019 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 495
    02-17-2019, 04:58 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 2,099
    02-16-2019, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  15. How to get readers to hate antagonist

    Started by Laneer, 01-31-2019 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 975
    02-16-2019, 02:55 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 600
    02-15-2019, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  16. How to write a good fight scene

    Started by Laneer, 01-22-2019 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 762
    02-13-2019, 08:41 PM Go to last post

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