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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: Re: Character Development   January 6th 2009, 4:05 am

Because I like to chew gum, mostly just spearmint though.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   March 3rd 2009, 5:55 pm

You know you don't smell rosy and sweet; did you have eggs last night because something is dead around here. Take a bath why don't you.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   May 8th 2011, 3:55 am

I was laughing on the inside. Didn't you hear me? I was cracking up, Doubling over. Gasping for air I was laughing so hard.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Development   May 8th 2011, 6:17 pm

It's the only way to keep them from finding me. I learned from an old man that they can't see the color blue. Therefore, they'll never see my door and won't come in here.

Where did you get that coat, wasn't it left in the dumpster yesterday?

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