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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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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: TerishD traveling again   May 25th 2015, 7:43 am

This coming Saturday (30th of May), I will be flying to England. Plan to spend slightly over two weeks traveling the islands (visiting Scotland and Ireland as well). I hope to make some contacts, check on some things, but hopefully learn the countries and have some fun.

Come back and rest up, then the end of June will be in Grapevine, Texas (a NW portion of Dallas) for Texicon. Doing the usual selling of books and talking to people.

The writing will continue.

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