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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: Tanka   September 5th 2008, 9:09 pm

Tanka is a lot like Haiku but instead of 5,7,5 syllable lines - it goes 5,7,5,7,7.


Example:

The next move unknown
Like the abandoned young child
Alone and unsure
Scared to go out to the sun
For fear of finding no one

Keep it going, tanka today!

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PostSubject: Re: Tanka   September 8th 2008, 8:20 pm

Okay let's try this
I hope I will get it right
It is not that easy
But we all can make it right?
Okay come on let's do this

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PostSubject: Re: Tanka   September 15th 2008, 4:23 am

Figuring it out,
Took a lot more common sense.
But without a doubt,
It was really self defense.
Those that missed it must be dense.

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