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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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Our monthly writing tips are written by our very own TerishD. You can read more in Terish's Blog located in "The Abstractions" area of the forum.

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: As the days cool   July 25th 2015, 3:20 pm

As the day cools

It is getting a bit lonely here
as I`m not a member of the expat set
and my Portuguese friends have died
or moved into town, living in a village that
lack what elderly people need
and has made into town`s to be near
the family.

The local English newspaper here that
used to take in my poems and opinions has
got a new editor and strictly commercial
I tried years ago to play golf, but I found the clubs
pretentious and also expensive
and my comments about this vast waste of time
was not welcome.

It is difficult to be a socialist around here, for
my wife it is as bad as having a dog in the house.
I have been thinking of getting an elderly dog
as a companion, one that has suffered loss
to give it a few years of happiness doesn’t sound
like socialism to me.
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