Does anyone else think "How do you write (insert anything)?" is a strange question? It throws me off because if you read books and write, then you know how to write, right? So, when someone says "how do I write a sad character?" you're still going to write it just like you would anything else or any other character. Sure, there are tips and pointers, maybe. But the how part seems so weird to me. I always want to say with words, with the right words. There isn't really much more than that. You just do it. I understand people get stuck. Maybe I've even posted a similar question, though, I don't think I have or would do that. But I do like to smoke a lot of pot and talk shop so who knows. But, still, the question of how to write something just seems awkward. Maybe it's the way these questions are phrased more than the issue the poster is dealing with. But how can you really ask someone how to write something, especially when these questions seem to be pretty specific? I'm not sure what kind of answer they're really looking for when "how" is part of the question. How do I write a breakup scene? How do I write about a broken down spaceship? How do I write about a Christmas presents? You get the idea. Does anyone else think these sort of questions are strange? And why are there so many of them?