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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: Basic Writing Questions FAQs

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 12:18 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ: Turkey City Lexicon

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

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

    Started by AW Admin, 03-17-2018 02:46 AM
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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
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  6. 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
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the best writing exercise you've ever done?

    Started by gettingby, 10-12-2015 01:24 AM
    • Replies: 122
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  8. 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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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Basic Writing Questions Introduction

    Started by Medievalist, 04-22-2014 04:59 AM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Allen Guthrie's Infamous Writing Tips

    Started by robertmblevins, 05-14-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 243
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips

    Started by Sarita, 03-22-2008 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 246
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  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Learning to Plot

    Started by Sean Craven, 11-27-2009 07:32 PM
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  1. Exclamation help me please.....

    Started by *NeW*WrItEr*, 09-26-2009 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-26-2009, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  2. Question (good place to look for agents?)

    Started by *NeW*WrItEr*, 10-11-2009 02:02 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-13-2009, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Synopsis horror!!!

    Started by *NeW*WrItEr*, 10-23-2009 12:52 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,843
    10-26-2009, 05:13 AM Go to last post
  4. Question What's the difference? (types of agency)

    Started by *NeW*WrItEr*, 09-10-2010 12:11 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,057
    09-11-2010, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  5. Question In the know?

    Started by *Pudge*, 07-16-2008 10:38 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    07-18-2008, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  6. How much info to give/How much is needed?

    Started by -alex-, 06-28-2011 01:46 AM
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    07-02-2011, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Scene breaks help?

    Started by -alex-, 03-26-2013 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    03-28-2013, 02:43 AM Go to last post
  8. Flashbacks... how to set them up?

    Started by -alex-, 06-30-2013 03:22 AM
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  9. Short Story to Novel

    Started by -B-, 09-02-2008 04:04 AM
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  10. Ever Had This Happen to You?

    Started by -B-, 09-28-2009 06:01 PM
    • Replies: 26
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    09-29-2009, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Opinions on AutoCrit software?

    Started by .Fay., 09-28-2013 07:58 AM
    • Replies: 21
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    05-14-2014, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  12. Handling Backstory

    Started by .Fay., 03-09-2014 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 28
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    03-12-2014, 02:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Creativity Triggers

    Started by 00Pepper, 04-08-2014 05:35 PM
    • Replies: 49
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  14. Flow

    Started by 1000th Sun, 01-18-2011 05:48 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    01-19-2011, 12:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Where to get started in the world of writing?

    Started by 1000th Sun, 01-26-2011 06:04 AM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,667
    02-03-2011, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  16. Changing Theme Throughout A Series

    Started by 13Clovers, 01-28-2016 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  17. Would readers be offended

    Started by 1swollen1, 03-27-2012 04:51 AM
    • Replies: 26
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  18. Guidance

    Started by 1swollen1, 03-26-2012 10:56 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-27-2012, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Too Gimmicky?

    Started by 1swollen1, 03-27-2012 05:20 AM
    • Replies: 21
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    03-27-2012, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Instructions for the reader inserted in books

    Started by 1swollen1, 04-26-2012 11:42 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,866
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