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Is the phrase "Once upon a time..."
Overused
33%
 33% [ 1 ]
Underused
67%
 67% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 3
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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: overused words    May 6th 2015, 2:09 pm

Overused Words
Once upon a time- these overused words- when I was sixty five
and my hair turned grey, I bought dye but it was of the wrong
type my hair turned blue rinsed. I looked like a stern lady who
does good work among the less privileged; yet, you said you
loved me, and I remembered a song by the Beetles.
We are old now and take each other for granted till one of us
go out for more than two hours.

It is a long time since I said: I love you, you too use that word
Also sparsely, perhaps we should get into the habit again and
I will sing you a song when Iím eighty-five.
And there, full of cakes and ale, someone will pipe up and ask:
who the hell were the Beetles?


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