PortalHomeGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Poll
Is the phrase "Once upon a time..."
Overused
33%
 33% [ 1 ]
Underused
67%
 67% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 3
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?

Writing Tip
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.

Latest topics
» family drama
Yesterday at 3:49 am by oskar

» The Depth of Secrets: TimeSaga D2 (All 4)
September 22nd 2017, 12:57 pm by TerishD

» a gift spurned
September 22nd 2017, 4:10 am by oskar

» new leaf
September 21st 2017, 3:20 am by oskar

» from face to faith
September 20th 2017, 11:37 am by oskar

Top posters
oskar (2123)
 
TerishD (1227)
 
HYdraMStar (1170)
 
Kellycakes (1136)
 
Snacker (818)
 
Urs (569)
 
fleamailman (400)
 
Leaka (334)
 
JuJu (287)
 
alexandra (198)
 

Share | 
 

 a winter`s tale

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
oskar




Male
Number of posts : 2123
Age : 78
Location : portugal
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-08-13

PostSubject: a winter`s tale   January 27th 2016, 4:28 am

A Winter`s Tale
 
It was clearing up in the afternoon
fingers of sunlight lit up the olive grove
a slight mist and a bizarre story
I saw him the old man dressed
in a soil dark suit, with a jute sack over his shoulder
 picking up lost souls.
This time, of the year there is many.
The clouds in the sky have many hues some are black
others rosy
and ephemeral shifting colours with the light,
pushed by the wind
Church bell tolls before noon.
This miasma of ages,
stubbing a toe on the exposed root of an olive tree
when trying to follow the track of yesterday.
It has no future
What was it all for?
Is there a god?

The end is silence
Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
a winter`s tale
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» A Hobbit Tale
» 265/65/18 Hankook I-Pike Winter truck tires
» 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' News/Rumors
» Post pic of your winter beater
» Winter Romp 2013

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: The Verses (Poet's Forum) :: Versification-
Jump to: