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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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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: John Yamrus   September 4th 2008, 9:45 am

I'm an American writer. over the years I've published two novels and 15 volumes of poetry. I've been lucky enough to have had nearly 1,000 poems published in magazines around the world. my most recent volume of poetry is SHOOT THE MOON. Selections of my poetry have been translated into several languages including French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese and most recently, Romanian.

My books are available on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. in 2009 my Selected Poems will be published. I can be reached at jyamrus@aol.com for anyone interested in learning more about my work can read a recent interview here: http://www.poetrycircle.com/index.php/topic,2535.0.html?PHPSESSID=275c411607399d02d7e3a333cea98bad


Last edited by Kellycakes on September 4th 2008, 8:35 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : I's should always be capitialized, a little formatting made the post jumbled. Sorry John just correcting a few errors.)
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PostSubject: Re: John Yamrus   September 4th 2008, 3:54 pm

Welcome to the board John.
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PostSubject: Re: John Yamrus   September 4th 2008, 4:42 pm

Hi John and welcome to Scribbles. I'm looking forward to reading your work.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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PostSubject: Re: John Yamrus   September 4th 2008, 6:14 pm

Snacker wrote:
Hi John and welcome to Scribbles. I'm looking forward to reading your work.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

thanks. FYI my wife and i have been in Sedona several times...truly the most beautiful spot on the planet.
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PostSubject: Re: John Yamrus   September 4th 2008, 8:36 pm

Welcome to Scribbles John, nice to have you on board. I hope you can stick around and help other writers who would like the success you have already acquired.

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PostSubject: Re: John Yamrus   September 5th 2008, 8:56 am

dear Kellycakes;
while i appreciate your correcting my lower case, i must respectfully ask you not to do it again as the lower case has over the years become something of a signature for me. all of my books, with the exception of the first two, have been published in lower case. it started out as a printer's error, but quickly became something which took hold. since that time all my work (including most of my magazine articles) are written in lowe case.
thank you, though, i really do appreciate your attention to detail.
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PostSubject: Re: John Yamrus   September 5th 2008, 9:05 am

Hello John,

welcome to Scribbles,

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. This is a great place.
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