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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: Benefit Street   August 1st 2015, 4:28 am

Forgotten lives.

Happiness is an odd thing I have been watching
a program called “Benefit Street” where poor people
try to make a living out of poverty and chaos
Roma, English, Irish and Polish people live there trying
to make a living out of old iron.

There are laughter and smile and occasionally anger
but they survive and now we want their dignity by
reducing any help by those who keep the nation
falling into utter despair.

Because one day soon they will come knocking on
your door throws you out and move in. You can treat poor
people badly a long time, but not all the time
they will back and crush you and your privileges like
a smeared paper napkins flying in the wind
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