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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: oskar time   March 9th 2017, 5:54 am

Oscar Time
I have been watching Fox news channel which is entertainment
more than news with long legged girls arguing and trying to make
Trump into an intellectual giant. The legs apart, I sometimes agree
the neo-liberal hatred in America is frightening, this fury by
the democrats who feel cheated are palpable.
This aside the great Oscar time is here, the magnificent plastic people
in a room of nervous tension, perfumed sweat and gulped whisky in
the locker room. La La Land won a sweet film- no doubt that- will make
us forget hunger in Africa, bloody wars and the Palestinian catastrophe

I think the power to want it this way to infantilize us encourage
the gossip about the film stars, who slowly seem to learn to live with
Donald Trump, they know who is running the industry and it is not
the beautiful, people Hollywood Land
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