Saturday Ideas #27

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: How many times do you edit your work?

Sentence: An enormous, orange sun slipped down behind the treeline without fanfare.

Paragraph: Although she did not mind too terribly living on the beach, Marsha hated the stink of dead fish and seaweed. She preferred fresh-water living, but what she liked never mattered to Lawrence, who claimed his soul was linked to the ocean. Looking through the large sliding doors, she admitted to herself that she liked the view. It was just the stench that kept her inside, unable to enjoy swimming or sunning.

Prompt: Identify something (physical, emotional, intellectual, etc.) of which someone you know is oblivious. Is it something you should point out to him/her? What do you imagine would be the result of her/his awareness?

Word of the Day: weasand – n : THROAT, GULLET; also : TRACHEA (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, 2011)

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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