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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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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: 15 Words Quest   September 5th 2008, 9:03 pm

This challenge is to write a poem using the fifteen words listed. The exercise helps with both creativity and discipline. The poem must have meter and rhyme (in other words, a traditional style poem), and must be less than 20 stanzas or verses. After posting your poem, choose another fifteen words for the next one, and so on. Give it a try?

The 15 words are:

Love
Pain
Hate
Ugly
Bad
Serious
Mail
House
Man
Children
Hot
Sun
Smile
Time
Heart

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