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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: the fam-hand   November 4th 2016, 8:51 am

The farm-hand
 
 
As I was writing words, I had strung together
trying to stack them neatly and make a small story
not a poem I care not about the touchy feely stuff
but I had formed an iron- clad ending when
the electricity took a break.
Not that I complain we live inland and with a bit
when rain makes, things go wrong
but I had this killer ending and wouldn`t let the flame
of inspiration die out. 5 hours later it came back, only
when you sit In the dark for hours thoughts fly so much
to remember that the killer line was quite forgotten
As I said, I`m not a poet just a worker on the field of
words doing a bit of sowing, weeding. and ploughing 
I`m a farm-hand and not expected to worry too much
about the harvest but nevertheless take pride when
the cabbage is big, and a carrot is long, no exotic fruit
or rare orchids roll a cigarette sit on a stone fence
 and sigh over a job was well done
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