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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: May's Writing Prompt   May's Writing Prompt Icon_minitimeMay 1st 2009, 1:06 pm

Yes this sure is a tough one. Following is the theme for this month's writing prompt:

By the time the lie had spread so far and wide that everyone believed it to be the truth, it was too late. Tell us a story when a lie went around so quickly you couldn't stop it and now you just have to live with it.

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PostSubject: Re: May's Writing Prompt   May's Writing Prompt Icon_minitimeDecember 2nd 2009, 7:24 pm

Well, it isn't still affecting me to this day, but it sure did at one time.

I've never been “Mr. Compliance”, and I tended to NOT do what I was supposed to as a kid. Especially if a teacher at school told me to. No way. Not happening.

So, I would befriend those who thought like I did, and we would all be lazy and defiant together. One day, in 7th grade, we were supposed to be running the track, but my friend and I didn't want to, so we ditched and just sat behind a dumpster chatting away.

Well... it didn't take long for the “nice” kids to spread a rumor that we were making out back there, and so for two gruesome years, everyone at school was convinced that I was gay and dating my friend. That made things fun.

Don't get me wrong, I really and honestly have NO problem with being gay, or gays themselves. In fact, I think they should be able to marry and all that.

But, at 13 years old, it's a bit much to swallow when all you want is the cute girl in the green sweater to notice you...
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