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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: Add a Word   July 18th 2008, 5:04 am

The exercise is simple... Just add a word. Each of us continues to add words until we finish a short story. It sounds harder than it actually is. Lets give it a try...


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PostSubject: Re: Add a Word   July 19th 2008, 5:13 am

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PostSubject: Re: Add a Word   July 20th 2008, 7:14 pm

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The kid was not breathing when they took his bycicle

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