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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: Tohuko   March 27th 2016, 7:23 am

Tohoku 
When the tsunami struck in Japan five years
it hit and killed so many that nature had no time
to erase the dead completely
A man who lived in the stricken town of Tohoku
when out looking for his daughter or her toys
anything to remind him of her met the dead who
were shadows in the night and they spoke to her
his daughter was there to told her father not to
cry for her, she said of the bewilderedness of
being a shadow but wanting out as this half life
was relentless as the shadows too wanted to find
families and those who did realise to their horror
there was not a channel of communication.
So many of them walked back into the cold sea and
sought a total death no memories and no longer
a shadow be.  There are fewer of the shadows now
soon there will be none, and the undead will find peace

and the ripples of Nirvana are forever soundless
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