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: Why do you think a lot of creative people smoke, drink, or do drugs?
Sentence: Cicadas and toads competed for attention on a windless, near-summer evening.
Paragraph: Bitsy Moore’s deformity had not stopped her before. Born with a Picasso face and head, Bitsy had been well-loved and cherished by her mother and grandparents. They had not sheltered her, but taught her that appearances were not as important as good manners and intelligence. So, even without a father and with cruel taunting, Bitsy Moore flourished and believed in herself.
Prompt: There is a cave in the hills above your house. Your friends have dared you to explore it. Describe your adventure.
Word of the Day: conatus – n. a directed effort; natural tendency or striving (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.