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Is the phrase "Once upon a time..."
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a poem then Empty67%a poem then Empty
 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.

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PostSubject: a poem then   a poem then Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2009, 3:47 pm

Ex-girlfriend

If I had known what I know now
I would not have asked
Nor grown somehow
Into that person in your past
Who remembers you still.

If I had better hidden what I hide today
I would not have shown you
Nor given away
The me that remains out of view
That l have to kill.

If I could hate you like I hated then
I would not have come today
Nor dashed again
These passions lovers pay
when all comes to nil.

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PostSubject: Re: a poem then   a poem then Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2009, 5:59 pm

Cute! Enjoyable and easy to read.
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I liked it for much the same reasons Urs stated.
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the goblin thanked the humans for their input saying "...sometimes one needs the pain to write, and then, when the pain's gone, the piece remains..." at which point the goblin remembered he had other poems, adding "...well, if you had wondered if I was mad, you'll actually know before long..."
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