Tuesday Tips #6

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, beginning paragraph, prompt, and word-of-the-day to stimulate your “little gray cells.”

Question: What constitutes a truly “good” book for you?

Sentence: Penny Alberts drove around town paying her bills, cursing and wanting to spit on everyone who had more money than she did.

Paragraph: The whirring of the tires on the long, straight, empty road was lulling her to sleep. She was out of radio range and had forgotten her CDs. She rolled down the windows on the passenger side and turned off the airconditioner, but still her eyelids drooped. There was no more coffee in the thermos, but she thought her purse might have some gum. That would help. Keeping her tired eyes on the road, she reached into the bag on the passenger seat and felt around with her sensitive fingers.

Prompt: Imagine life as a squirrel.

Word of the Day: fugleman – n. 1. (formerly) a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills 2. a person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager (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.


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, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 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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