Tuesday Tips #15

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 type of person do you avoid?

Sentence: Just as she surmised, for all his enthusiasm, Jasmine’s boyfriend could not handle a threesome.

Paragraph: It was a dark, old house filled with cobwebs and secrets. Even the mice had abandoned it. Oddly, all of the windows were still intact and the paint had not faded or peeled. Amid the unkempt yard, the structure stood defiant against the elements, as though there was an invisible, protective barrier surrounding it.

Prompt: You have won a trip to Europe, flying into Paris. What is your itinerary? Does it allow for venturing out on your own? Is there any place you would like to visit that is not on the schedule? Do you go with the flow and enjoy what has been set up for you or do you start researching maps and your own destinations?

Word of the Day: gens – n. 1. (in Greek and Roman antiquity) a group of families with supposed common origin, sharing a name and religious rites, a clan. 2. (in biology) a group of related organisms. 3. line of descent through the father (OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY, Heald Colleges Edition, 1980)

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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