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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?

Writing Tip
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: this afternoon   January 20th 2017, 3:40 am

This afternoon
I was writing a poem but it kept disappearing
A blank screen it had words on it but they faded away
Erased by an inner logic of self -critic
I like red roses but writing about them sounds banal
Especially since I was stung by one and didn`t notice
Before three days after puss and itching
I have tried other flowers like tulips from Amsterdam
They were expensive and demanding
I prefer pot plants now, they are safer need watering
Though and words of reassurance.
I was writing about a Danish lily but the flower keeps
Slipping from the page mind the only thing a knew of
This country of “hygge” is frikadeller and herring in
sweet tomato sauce
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