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Is the phrase "Once upon a time..."
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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?

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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.

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PostSubject: no road map   no road map Icon_minitimeMarch 7th 2009, 10:36 am

Curse you crows on better branches
Who leave us owls with lesser chances
Who made us creatures of this night
Always in fear of your daytime strike
But in the dark you cannot see
The owl that swoops upon thee.

Curse you owls in your hidden nest
Who stork us crows as we do rest
Who made us creatures of this day
Always in fear of your nighttime play
But in the light you cannot stop
The crows that group to drop.

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PostSubject: Re: no road map   no road map Icon_minitimeMarch 23rd 2009, 10:11 am

This one is very different and I enjoyed reading it. It doesn't seemed forced which I find the problem with my rhyming has been. Like the subject , but the title doesn't seem to match with the piece. Great job Flea.

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PostSubject: Re: no road map   no road map Icon_minitimeMarch 23rd 2009, 8:14 pm

Yeah, I'm with Kelly, the title is off but the poem is good.
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PostSubject: Re: no road map   no road map Icon_minitimeSeptember 26th 2009, 6:18 am

Hello Fleamailman,

I would like to complement you not only on the originality of the poem, but the structure. I really enjoy how the first and second verse are opposite yet are constructed almost identically.

Maybe it's early- okay no maybe about it because it's 5am- but I'm not sure what the last line means.
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