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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: the less important   July 27th 2016, 2:09 am

The less important
 Every TV channel carries
the same news it is as it is sent from a news
central Obama is good and is Putin bad
and no one asks about its verity it is just read
by some nice people who look sincere.
I have been overcome by angst it starts from
the inside going out
my skin is grey and pale and sweat drips on
my T. shirt.  
I should know but I can`t find the source of
its conception, but I try something about
eyes and in them I read surprise of the oncoming
I saw him fall
heard the crack of a broken neck
Walking away nothing I could do but

stepping over an inert body and into boisterous life
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