Thursday Tips #5

The purpose of this blog is to help writers with their work, to be museful or perhaps instrumental in unclogging thoughts. To this end, I am providing a daily question, beginning sentence, and beginning paragraph to stimulate your “little gray cells.”

Question: What is your number one rule-of-thumb?

Sentence: Take it from an expert: Lying is a fool’s game.

Paragraph: When we moved to Great Aunt Lenore’s house, I was too young to understand why. It was a dark old place set back from a cold, dark lake. I instantly hated it. My two sisters and I were warned never to go near the water without an adult. No worries about that – the water smelled awful even from the veranda.

Word of the Day: mittimus – n. a writ committing a person to prison (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991.)

If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.

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About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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One Response to Thursday Tips #5

  1. As my agent says, “Son, write what was true before you got here, what is true while you’re here, and what will be true long after you’re gone.”

    Dr. B, author, “The Mandolin Case”

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