Tuesday Tips #10

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: Was disobeying your parents as a child a regular occurrence?

Sentence: Big Jim Edwards followed the syringe with his bulging eyes, but passed out before his skin was pricked.

Paragraph: The beautiful forest painting made her wish she was in “The Twilight Zone” or “The Outer Limits,” so she could be transported into the scene. She began to see herself in the woods, the dappled sunlight so soothing; she could hear water babbling nearby and walked towards it. Instead, she walked into a tree – no, a sturdy woman.

Prompt: Lunch wagons are making a comeback. What would yours look like and what would be your menu specialty?

Word of the Day: palliate – v.t. 1. to relieve without curing; mitigate; alleviate. 2. to try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate. (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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