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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: when news was easy   July 6th 2015, 7:09 am

Most of us know more now than we did before when news
was simpler such as the Soviet Union bad- and Mao in China
swam across the river I have just been reading about Sinai
a place I thought consisted of sand, goats and Bedouins on
white horses, but there has been a slow war there going
back a long time. We didnít and were not told that Islam has
many aspects and sects Ė just like us- and there is fighting
amongst them, usually about power and money, religions is
the glue that binds together the rest. The young Muslims in
Europe, who go to fight for IS they are fooled into believing
they fight for a cause and the will be dispensed of when no
longer needed. In Sunnis eye, they are foreigners.
We live in paralysed world we donít which way to sway do
let us follow the money whoever is in power.
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