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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: small things   April 29th 2015, 7:46 am

Small Beginnings

To record the simple things in life is important because they are a mirror
of everyday folks life. A Person collided with a hand cart a suitcase fell
off and was damaged, this news, from the local paper.
What do we know? The owner of the damaged suitcase could develop
a hatred against handcart handlers and set out to eliminate them.
Another handcart driver found murdered, the police are baffled, the only
The clue is a broken empty hand luggage it had been purchased in a Chinese
shop and had many finger smudges on.
At the beginning of this murder spree few took an interest but when 25
Handcart handlers had been murdered; it was time to avert the sight stop
slandering Putin and useless civil wars in the Middle East, take a vigorous look
the social system. A young reporter, now a respected political journalist
was able to solve the case, because he was the one as a cub reporter wrote
about the accident, remembered it only because the hurt in the eyes of
the suitcase owners eyes, the beginning of an unforgiving hatred
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