Friday Notions #7

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: Do you relish or avoid family gatherings?

Sentence: Damish put down the brush and took several steps back from his painting, wanting desperately to be satisfied.

Paragraph: Like so many midwestern towns, Bloomington was filled with history and lush scenery. Unfortunately, its countryside boundaries had been incorporated several times until its population boomed in a multitude of subdivisions. Commissioner Betty Loomis was not happy about this. Born and raised a Bloomingtonian, she had voted against incorporating outlying areas every time.

Prompt: Watch the rain. Describe the drops, the intensity or mildness. Where are the drops landing and what effect do they have in a particular spot?

Word of the Day: ligneous – adj. of, or having the nature of, wood; woody (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.

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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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