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For this month's writing prompt write a scene using the following sentence to start;

The streets were deserted. Where was everyone? Where had they all gone?

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Our monthly writing tips are written by our very own TerishD. You can read more in Terish's Blog located in "The Abstractions" area of the forum.

Look Back

When not able to write ahead, it helps to look back. In my case I had written a paragraph ahead of the story. What I needed to do was add a section of exposition (talking) presenting some facts. In going back, I realized that I could insert a section where a 'tour' of the surroundings could be done. This allowed for character interaction, story development, and other things that enabled me to present the facts in an entertaining manner.

One should not face a writer's block with the mentality of bursting through it. I have found in my own experience that a writer's block is usually due to my mind indicating that it has a problem in 'channeling' the story. One reason might be a re-imagining of certain story points. Another reason however is that there is a problem in where you are at in the story, so you need to look back and find out the problem with the 'journey' that prevents the tale from advancing.

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PostSubject: A word of advice?   February 22nd 2012, 1:59 pm

A little advice goes a long way. I saw this and thought it relevant.



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PostSubject: Re: A word of advice?   February 22nd 2012, 6:25 pm

The scary part, darling, is that most of them think they are.

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PostSubject: Re: A word of advice?   March 1st 2012, 10:00 pm

No doubt about it Terish. I too think I use grammar correctly when I write then I reread what I have written and realize differently. Truth is I will never stop trying but I just don't get it sometimes. I have to continue writing because if I stop to correct each sentence I will never get anything done.

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