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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: happy birthday   October 22nd 2017, 4:20 am

Happy Birthday


Next week the old man will be eighty,
he reflected over that number, when he was young
it sounded like an eternity, yet here he was
not blind and not in bed, feeling ok.
He used to feel bad not achieving anything worthwhile in life,
not it didn`t matter, and he continued to write
as it was the only thing, he knows how to do, not philosophical
deep ploughing stuff that would shake the world
into sanity, the last three sentences made him giggle,
mainly because his arrogance wasn`t yet subdued and anyway, sanity was boring.
There would be virtual cakes on the facebook and
messages from 400 friends, this made him laugh out loud,
having so many friends one has never met is an irony
only the banal could take pride in.
To be eighty is a good time his view is bigger now, he
can see from here to eternity

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