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Monthly Writing Prompt
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: the queer    October 23rd 2015, 10:47 am

The Queer
My best friend was gay when we first met
he said: I`m gay better tell you before
the lunatics around here tell you.” We became
the best of friends in a way quite unlikely
he spoke English and made the language sounds
like verses of Shakespeare.
My English was rather more basic, English picked
up in late night bars and by whores I met on my
hellish dive into the futility of debauched love.
We could speak to early morning about literature
and acting- my friend was a jobbing actor and
as a young man had dreamed of becoming one.
Then cancer came and killed him
I wrote a necrology about him and sent it to
the local paper that didn`t publish it because
the word “love” was inappropriately used.
Tom was my best friend and there will be no one
like him again
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