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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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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: Byzantium   August 7th 2016, 3:14 am

Byzantium
  It is August its heat taste of dust and desperation
  The despot feels that soon time will change it will
  Have to share with clouds and cooling wind.
  For not, it has the power but in the eyes of his general
  He senses a mounting revolt but he prepared and he
  Will show no mercy he will absorb them to his inner core
  Where they can burn forever, and replace them with
  Generals he can trust, but can he?
 
 August is tired, angry too he gave them a great spring
 But he will show them they can`t topple him so easily
 Nature, once on his said is turning against him
 The mighty oak tree whisper to lesser trees it is time
 For the sun to share power has it not heard of democracy?
 Stubbornly he hangs till clouds like battleship comes
 From the north and end, his reign drowns him in torrential

That will destroy his life`s work
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