Tuesday Tips #8

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 was your first trip to the dentist like?

Sentence: To die or not to die was totally not the question.

Paragraph: It was a slamming kind of day. Everything irritated her: the kids wouldn’t quit bickering; drivers kept cutting her off; she hit every red light; Randall’s was out of oatnut bread, forcing her to use more gas and time trying to find it across town; the book she wanted at the library had already been checked out; and Jim had cancelled their lunch date again. She pulled into the driveway and slammed on the brakes. Then, she slammed open/close the front door, slammed the groceries down on the counter, and slammed open/close the pantry door. It took all her willpower not to slam open/close the refrigerator doors.

Prompt: Describe your worst fear. When did it become your worst fear? Will you ever be free of it?

Word of the Day: contumelious – adj. rude in a contemptuous way; insulting and humiliating (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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