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Is the phrase "Once upon a time..."
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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: uniformed   March 10th 2016, 6:30 am

Uniform
 
She was sitting on a cleat crying, beside her a suitcase and
a vanity bag of leather. She was waiting for her husband
but the storm at sea he was delayed, the wind was strong even
here and her auburn hair attracted my libido
 
I took her to a nearby hotel trying to throw my weight
around with my uniform that three stripes on the arm, alas
they were made of silver which meant I was a catering officer
and the staff at the hotel called me a steward.
 
It was only when I hinted having been a helicopter pilot
during the Vietnam War, they showed some respect; mind
isn`t that disaster a long time ago, I actually was there trying
to save people who had worked for the enemy.
 
When the ship eventually docked, I went onboard told
the chief engineer where she was. I reflected on the fact that
due to the delay I had had her before him.
He was married to a tart bedding a man with silver stripes
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