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 4 (19 - 24)
August 18th 2018, 7:56 am by TerishD

» All Problems Have a Cause - Part 3 (13 - 18)
July 19th 2018, 7:53 am by TerishD

» 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

Top posters
oskar (2320)
 
TerishD (1293)
 
HYdraMStar (1170)
 
Kellycakes (1136)
 
Snacker (818)
 
Urs (569)
 
fleamailman (400)
 
Leaka (334)
 
JuJu (287)
 
alexandra (198)
 

Share | 
 

 Celebrating

Go down 

What are you doing for New Years Eve?
Celebrating at Home.
75%
 75% [ 3 ]
Night out on the town.
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Travelling.
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Sleeping.
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
None of the above.
25%
 25% [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 4
 

AuthorMessage
Kellycakes


avatar

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

PostSubject: Celebrating   December 26th 2009, 4:06 pm

What exactly are your traditions for the New Year celebrations?

_________________
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: Celebrating   December 26th 2009, 5:22 pm

Usually just being at home with loved ones, playing some drinking games. It's always a lot of fun.

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


avatar

Male
Number of posts : 1293
Age : 58
Location : Ringgold, Louisiana
Current Mood :
Registration date : 2008-07-21

PostSubject: Reply   December 26th 2009, 8:41 pm

I am not someone that celebrates the New Year. It is just another day, and so is the day that follows it. That is basically my same belief about December 21, 2012.

I might be awake for it, but if I get tired I go on to bed. I get bored watching other people drink themselves stupid, so I usually don't go out. I am NOT going to spend it with my parents. No, it just is not the holiday for that. I find something that I want to do, and do it until I get tired. If I happen to stay up long enough to see the arrival of the new year, I usually find something to toast it before I go to bed. That is enough for me.

_________________
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: Celebrating   December 27th 2009, 5:50 am

Well.. not much to say beyond I had a white Christmas and as such, stayed inside.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://protagonist2antagonist.wordpress.com/
Kellycakes


avatar

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

PostSubject: Re: Celebrating   December 27th 2009, 1:51 pm

This year we had an amazing Christmas, surprisingly. For New Years we always stay home away from the drunken traffic and have a family fun night with tequila shots, playing cards, dice and various other board games. This year will be no different. Our diets start when we wake up the next day which is really hard to do in a drunken stupor, yet we've done this for years.

_________________
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
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Celebrating   

Back to top Go down
 
Celebrating
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Anyone joyfully NOT celebrating Christmas/anything else?
» Celebrating Kent Bonsai 2012

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