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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: Christmas and ex drinker   December 25th 2015, 5:49 pm

Christmas and ex-drinker

Christmas day at a green rural hotel and
for the first time in my life I was the only
non-drinker and this made me feel superior
since no other feelings were not available
such as envy I had goat chops with salad
about the only thing on the menu not sugary
or fattening the sense of superiority grew
to odium, I spoke aloud to show how happy
I was and when they had liqueur and went on
the terrace fora smoke I preferred to sit inside
feeling superior and crying into my napkin
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