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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: A Little Random   November 14th 2008, 9:37 pm

Where is everybody on this site? Its like empty every time I come here. Where is everybody its like they got abducted by aliens?
Everybody, I miss you.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   November 17th 2008, 8:47 am

Well sometimes life goes on Leaka. We all have lives outside of the internet, I'm sure you do too. I'm not sure where you are from, if you are from America we have holidays coming and its just a busy time of year. Things will hopefully be picking up soon. Just sit tight, and continue sharing your work.

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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   November 20th 2008, 11:12 pm

I'm living in America. But I prefer on Holidays to stay away from the family and go on forums and talk to other people.
And I am missing people because of the holidays instead.
I would think if you were on holiday you would have more time on the internet.
But I guess people have lives, where as I do not and live my life on the internet.
I really want to talk to some peeps.
I want the holidays to go by quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   December 3rd 2008, 4:30 pm

I know a double post, but it still seems to ghostly in here.
There rarely is people.
Its to quiet and silent.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   December 23rd 2008, 10:10 am

I think you and I are in the same boat Leaka.

I've been very busy the last few months and haven't been active, but the holiday has given me a short but much needed break from college responsibilities.

You'll be seeing me around for another month before I disappear again.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   January 3rd 2009, 9:14 pm

I do try to be Active as much as I can Leaka.

Sorry if I have been missing things.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   January 4th 2009, 12:48 am

No one needs to be sorry for being busy and spending time away from the internet. From my experience, this machine can become quite addictive and become a deterrent for living outside of a cyber world. So live, and be merry in whatever you do because no matter what, you have no one to answer to but yourself at the end of the day.

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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   January 28th 2009, 4:38 am

the goblin laughed "...so that outside world owns you then, what could possible be more important than, "you finding yourself by what you post", every important excuse why "dailylife" stops one from writing is exactly the reason why one should write then, surely you're not falling on your pens so easily mortals, so where are your posts, who wins here, you, or "dailylife" and the bidding of the moneygod...", the goblin was thinking five minutes out of a whole day was nothing to a writer


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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   January 29th 2009, 3:33 pm

"...well this is the big night folks..." says the broadcaster over the radio in the bistro to a goblin who couldn't think what to type next, the guy continues "...that's right, the night you've been waiting for, for tonight folks, you'll get to hear who, amongst the many nominees in the various categories, will finally walk away with a fruitcake in this year's "box of frogs" awards..." and yet in listening in the goblin felt old and out of it, he simply couldn't remember who these stars, well those who had turned up at Davos this year, were, nor even if it mattered
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Random   January 30th 2009, 6:38 am

how the goblin loved random threads saying "...this will do but what I'd like to see here are those two famously simple threads of "what are you doing" and "what are you thinking", since they are often the seed bed to a real piece later, they're confidence builders too...", at which point the goblin had to confess that for himself his answer would probably be "as little as possible", knowing that neither his muse nor "dailylife" would have none of it
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