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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: 97
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 323
    • Views: 157,258
    09-07-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 238
    • Views: 138,447
    08-28-2018, 04:54 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: 69
    • Views: 65,329
    08-12-2018, 04:35 PM Go to last post
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 40,402
    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: 9,173
    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: 243
    • Views: 171,611
    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. How to write a jump scare

    Started by Fortz, 10-13-2018 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 229
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  2. What's On Your Mind About Your Writing?

    Started by Undercover, 02-15-2012 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 14,363
    • Views: 935,700
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  3. Change the World? Entertain? Both?

    Started by HR Garcia, 09-12-2018 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 91
    • Views: 2,256
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  4. Passing the Bechdel test

    Started by K_Remington, 10-08-2018 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 92
    • Views: 2,425
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  5. How bad is this mistake?

    Started by Tobswrite, 10-05-2018 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 481
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  6. What is a writer?

    Started by aguywhotypes, 09-06-2018 12:00 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 472
    Yesterday, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  7. Writing the first draft - what is your method?

    Started by MiniGoblin, 08-09-2018 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,690
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  8. When to start on synopsis/query?

    Started by Morri, 09-30-2018 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 551
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  9. What is pretentious writing?

    Started by tylermarab1987, 10-07-2018 02:42 AM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,041
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    • Views: 308
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  10. Jumping around along a time-line

    Started by jmurray2112, 10-07-2018 05:41 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 384
    10-13-2018, 04:09 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 880
    10-13-2018, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  11. Writing Tools for Authors? (Online)

    Started by rachel0d, 06-22-2018 07:24 AM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,985
    10-12-2018, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  12. Using action as your dialogue tag

    Started by BurntPieCrust, 10-07-2018 08:08 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    10-11-2018, 06:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Addressing editorial changes

    Started by Ellis Clover, 10-05-2018 01:30 AM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 631
    10-10-2018, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Best Books On Craft

    Started by B.G. Dobbins, 10-05-2018 02:52 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 321
    10-09-2018, 11:50 PM Go to last post
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