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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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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: autumnal thoughts   April 14th 2016, 5:03 am

Autumnal thoughts
Woke up with a start, the night was cold a dream had disturbed
nightly my peace; a black hole in the ground loose soil from its
edges kept falling into its endlessness. Got up looked out of
the window into a street of pale light, my breath fogged
up the glass,I saw a distorted image of my youth; “How old you are,”
it mocked. I pressed my head against the glass, tried to make friend
with my tormentor; and behind stillness, I heard the hum of the long
sea rippling on nirvana’s strand
 Pale sunrise, still- life- forest- a deer grazes in the clearing, suddenly
it jumps in the air, a red rose is born on its chest, and as a single rifle
shot echoes amongst trees, a day begins.
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