Tuesday Tips #30

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: Do you quickly forget embarrassing moments?

Sentence: As far as Deacon Elias A. Timberlake was concerned, women should not be seen or heard.

Paragraph: Apprehension filled the gymnasium-turned-shelter as several older teen males strode about and hopped around looking for trouble. After two weeks in the shelter, they had grown restless and disrespectful. Yanking blankets and pillows away from women, children, and the elderly left behind, while able men left to work on clearing debris and restoring power, they felt elated and in control. Free to wreak havoc, a few of them taunted the helpless even further, taking other’s possessions and running away in a sadistic game. 

Prompt: You have been awarded a grant for a summer creative writing program. Describe your reaction, where you will be going, and what well-known authors will be there.

Word of the Day: mystagogue – n. a person who interprets religious mysteries or initiates others into them (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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