PortalHomeGalleryFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password
Poll
Is the phrase "Once upon a time..."
Overused
33%
 33% [ 1 ]
Underused
67%
 67% [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 3
Monthly Writing Prompt
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?

Writing Tip
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.

Latest topics
» All Problems Have a Cause - Part 2 (7 - 12)
June 19th 2018, 7:43 am by TerishD

» the sex life
June 7th 2018, 6:29 am by oskar

» yesterday's time
June 6th 2018, 8:52 am by oskar

» multiracial
June 5th 2018, 4:48 pm by oskar

» goodbye Europa
June 5th 2018, 7:41 am by oskar

Top posters
oskar (2320)
 
TerishD (1281)
 
HYdraMStar (1170)
 
Kellycakes (1136)
 
Snacker (818)
 
Urs (569)
 
fleamailman (400)
 
Leaka (334)
 
JuJu (287)
 
alexandra (198)
 

Share | 
 

 Scattegories

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Kellycakes


avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1136
Age : 41
Location : State of Thankfulness!
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-17

PostSubject: Scattegories   March 4th 2009, 7:14 pm

Scattegories - Use the first letter of your first name to answer all of the following questions.


WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
4 LETTER WORD:
BOY NAME:
GIRL NAME:
OCCUPATION:
A COLOR:
SOMETHING YOU WEAR:
BEVERAGE:
FOOD:
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM:
A PLACE:
REASON FOR BEING LATE:
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT:

The point of doing this? Not much point actually, but sometimes we need a break from life's productive state.

_________________
Easy reading is damn hard writing! I love you

Write Up!
Risque' Ramblings
Kelly's Facebook
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://scribbles.forumotions.net
Snacker


avatar

Male
Number of posts : 818
Age : 33
Location : Stuck in Michigan
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Scattegories   October 9th 2009, 4:06 pm

Why I'm doing this? - I just need a break!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Simon
4 LETTER WORD: Sexy
BOY NAME: Seth
GIRL NAME: Samantha
OCCUPATION: School Teacher
A COLOR: Silver (Took me quite a while to figure this out)
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Sweatshirt
BEVERAGE: Smirnoff
FOOD: Smoked Sausage
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Sponge
A PLACE: Sedona
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Snow all over my house
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: Shut it!

_________________
Photobucket
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.scribbles.forumotions.net
TerishD


avatar

Male
Number of posts : 1281
Age : 58
Location : Ringgold, Louisiana
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-21

PostSubject: My Turn   October 9th 2009, 5:28 pm

Why I'm doing this? - Snacker says that I need a break!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Roby
4 LETTER WORD: Fact
BOY NAME: Jesse
GIRL NAME: Kayla
OCCUPATION: Writer
A COLOR: Green
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Socks
BEVERAGE: Coke
FOOD: Chicken Soup (making some now)
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Toothbrush
A PLACE: Ringgold
REASON FOR BEING LATE: I worked late yesterday
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: Whoa

_________________
Fantasy puts more requirements on the writer than any other fiction, because the world must be made as real before anything else can be real.
Adult Christian fiction quite different than all the usual lame stuff in that market.  "Dilemma of Dreams" now in hard back.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.terishd.com
Snacker


avatar

Male
Number of posts : 818
Age : 33
Location : Stuck in Michigan
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-17

PostSubject: Re: Scattegories   October 9th 2009, 5:46 pm

lol...No I didn't say that, but Kelly said if you need a break you can do that. I guess you do need a break, cause you didn't read the rules or didn't understand them? Wink

Kellycakes wrote:
Scattegories - Use the first letter of your first name to answer all of the following questions.

_________________
Photobucket
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.scribbles.forumotions.net
HYdraMStar


avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1170
Age : 39
Location : Charlotte, NC
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-20

PostSubject: Re: Scattegories   October 9th 2009, 7:45 pm

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Hydra M. Star
4 LETTER WORD: Hate
BOY NAME: Heinrich
GIRL NAME: Heather
OCCUPATION: Head Bottle Washer
A COLOR: Hazel
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Helmet
BEVERAGE: Hot Coffee
FOOD: Hazelnut Butter
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Hair Drier
A PLACE: Holland
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Hazard On The Road
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: Human Scum
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.hydramstar.blogspot.com
TerishD


avatar

Male
Number of posts : 1281
Age : 58
Location : Ringgold, Louisiana
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-21

PostSubject: Oops   October 10th 2009, 12:19 am

Oh, no, I only read yours Snacker. I didn't even consider there were rules. Okay, I will go again.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Roby
4 LETTER WORD: Robe
BOY NAME: Ronald
GIRL NAME: Regina
OCCUPATION: Repairman
A COLOR: Red
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Robe
BEVERAGE: RC Cola
FOOD: Rice
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Razor
A PLACE: Ringgold
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Ran out of gas
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: RAH!

I liked my other answers better however (the chicken soup was good, and with only me and the boy in the house there is plenty for tomorrow as well).

_________________
Fantasy puts more requirements on the writer than any other fiction, because the world must be made as real before anything else can be real.
Adult Christian fiction quite different than all the usual lame stuff in that market.  "Dilemma of Dreams" now in hard back.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.terishd.com
Urs


avatar

Number of posts : 569
Location : Corner of Insane Ave & Stupid St. in the State of Denial
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-09-23

PostSubject: Re: Scattegories   October 11th 2009, 1:46 am

WHAT IS YOUR NAME? Eric
4 LETTER WORD: earl
BOY NAME: Edward (go Team Edward)
GIRL NAME: Erin
OCCUPATION: Engineer
A COLOR: Erupting Red
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Ear Muffs
BEVERAGE: Ectoplasm (it's a drink, who knew?)
FOOD: Enchilada
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Ewwwwwwww
A PLACE: Europe
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Early Morning Nooky.
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: Everybody Run for Your Lives!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://protagonist2antagonist.wordpress.com/
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Scattegories   

Back to top Go down
 
Scattegories
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: The Lounge (Chit-Chat Forum) :: Scribbles Cafe'-
Jump to: