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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: the illness   November 27th 2017, 5:46 am

The Illness
I was driving home had been to the shop and bought
two bottles of beer, thinking of the scourge of alcoholism
that had befallen my clan.
My grandfather lost business and his bakery because of it
(back then it was weak character) two of his children of four
had the illness, mother was one of them.
I was a fall down drunk too, but I left the country and anything
associated with the past, as they say, lived happily ever after
I like my glass of wine, and a few beers, it would be sad I
couldn`t enjoy this extra it lends colour to my timeworn age.

I sometimes think I`m a disciplined drunk, never
Drink before 8 at night, not a lot, not too little
just enough to deflect the dimming of the light.

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