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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: Self Depictions   September 5th 2008, 10:48 pm

This exercise is in how you see yourself. Write a poem (length and form doesn't matter) that would represent you. You might have already done this, if so post it here.

(Physical) Look deep into a mirror, what do you see physically?
(Mental) Look deep into your mind and tell us how you view yourself.
(Spiritual) Look deep into your belief system and tell us exactly what you believe.
(Emotional) Look deep into your everyday life and tell us what emotion usually defines you.
(Outsider) Look at yourself as if you were a stranger meeting you for the first time.

That's right, you should write 6 different pieces one for each aspect above and a final one that represents all. Post them here and share with fellow writers a deeper level of you.

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