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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: the tiff   September 5th 2017, 4:14 am

The Tiff

The games we play, I was busy when you called
had no time to speak to you.
So, when I rang you back you said, you were busy
and had no time to talk


Then you will sit by the phone, waiting for me to ring,
but hurt by your voice I will not ring before next day.
We will both have a bad night angry and lonely,
so when I ring, you will say something sarcastic
and I will slam the phone down.


Sleepless and tired days, something has to give
I pick up the phone tell you I love you,
you say ditto, the sun shines again, ah, this games
we play, we call it love

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