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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: ozymandias, redo   ozymandias, redo Icon_minitimeFebruary 28th 2009, 2:36 pm

Microsoftious

I met a broker of the Wallstreet brand
Who said: Two vast and worthless piles of stock
Lie crashed upon the ground. About them, near to hand,
Now shrunk, these tattered credits lies, that shock,
Of bloated slips whose sure and bold command,
Tell that their author well those passions read,
Which yet survive, scribbled on these worthless things,
The hand that believed them, and the heart that bled,
And upon their cardboard box these words appear:
"My name is Microsoftious, Share of Shares:
Look upon my works, ye wealthy, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of this colossal crash, boundless and bare
The blown and leveled brands stretch far away.

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PostSubject: Re: ozymandias, redo   ozymandias, redo Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2009, 6:01 pm

I honestly liked it, didn't much understand some of your metaphors but it was enough to keep me reading. Keep writing!

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PostSubject: Re: ozymandias, redo   ozymandias, redo Icon_minitimeSeptember 26th 2009, 6:35 am

Fleamailman,

You don't like microsoft do you? I may be interpreting it wrong but even so I enjoyed the poem because whose computer hasn't crapped out?

Even if my understanding is wrong, I find the thought of a man writing on the side of broken computers declaring himself Microsoftious. Or maybe he's writing on the cardboard box of the computers...some crazy homeless man. Either way, creative.
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