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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: the sky   May 9th 2015, 5:50 am

The Sky
On the flatland on the western coast where the wind
blows unhindered by mountains and forest, I think for
the first I saw how limitless the sky was.
I was by a milk ram, waiting for the driver from the local
diary to pick up the two milk churns I had brought.
This was long ago and if the driver had a puncture the milk
might turn sour and only fit for animals. Even though I was
young the sky instilled in me an understanding- a forgiving
nature of man-basically we all want the same a clean sky
free of hate and racism, because every morning wherever
you are we see the same sky, sometimes bright and at times
dark but it is always including.
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