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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: restless love   May 20th 2017, 5:45 am

Restless Love

It used to be like this,
when you were away, I slept on your side
you have away a long time
perhaps too long
the dent in the mattress of your body
is no longer there
we grew tired of each other
I blame the language the way it is spoken
When the silence grows too long
You drive off
to visit your family till tiring of them too.
Now it is like this:
life is more peaceful without you
I wish you to stay away
and only visit me on holidays.

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