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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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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 Isle   October 8th 2017, 4:43 am

The Emerald Isle

Sailing into Cork, I saw the green hill and the sea were jade.
Understood why Ireland is called the Emerald Island.
On sheer slopes sheep grazed, chances I thought,
the slightest slip and they would fall into the verdant waters,
why do not graze at the plateau, be happy with modest
fodder if not as succulent as, grass, too Insafe to get at.
And sheep that fall are caught by voracious vessels and turned into a stew.
Cork was a pretty port it had no hasty feel back then,
it became a busy place ignoring the hazardous slopes,
holy is economic growth, lush living for everyone.




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