Tuesday Tips #48

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: Does the bleakness of winter slow you down?

Sentence: Grandmother goose led the goslings into the bushes away from the swamp fox.

Paragraph: As the sky darkened and rumbling thunder drew nearer, old Mrs. Fabor closed all the blinds, turned on all the lights, readied the candles, in case the electricity went off, and turned up the volume on the television before sitting down in her well-worn rocker/recliner. On the other side of the duplex, young Gayle Foster rolled up all the blinds, opened all the windows, and sat on the tiny backporch to watch the storm’s approach from the shallow valley below. A sudden loud clap of thunder, preceding the first bright slash of lightning, made each jump and squeal – one with fear and one with glee.

Prompt: Define the parameters of your life.

Word of the Day: denature vt. 1 to change the nature of; take natural qualities away from  2 to make (alcohol, etc.) unfit for human consumption without spoiling for other uses  3 to change the structure of (a protein) by heat, acids, alkalies, etc., so that the original properties are greatly changed or eliminated  4 to add a nonfissionable isotope to (a fissionable isotope) so that the mixture cannot be used in nuclear bombs but can still be used as fuel material (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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One Response to Tuesday Tips #48

  1. writingbeard says:

    These look intyeresting, Will try some of these out someday (when i have time :/) see what evolves from the prompts, always good fun.

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