Saturday Ideas #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 time of day/night do you do your best work?

Sentence: From the depths of her soul she sighed deeply in the dark.

Paragraph: Jacob Simpson could finally relax. His bills were paid. He had a date. His car was washed. Reservations had been made at La Chateau. Yet, as he shaved and applied aftershave, something was niggling at his brain. He backtracked over the past few minutes, then the past few hours, until he was back at waking up. Nothing. He finished dressing and checked his Blackberry. Nope. His mind was a blank – until he answered the door and saw his parents beaming at him.

Prompt: Follow the raindrops as they fall. Where do they land and what effect do they have in a particular spot? Describe the drops, the intensity or mildness. What do you like to do in the rain?

Word of the Day: cognomen – n. 1. the third or family name of an ancient Roman 2. any family name; surname; last name 3. any name; esp., a nickname (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)

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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