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: To what level are you willing to push the limits?
Sentence: Within the realm of possibilities, Andrew Morris had no trouble seeing himself as being hugely successful.
Paragraph: Sometimes ignorance provides one with objectivity. Case in point: Uncle Alfred raved on and on about his old friend Buckley. Buckley this, Buckley that: “Such a grand chap!”; “He was absolutely remarkable in handling those thugs!”; “Pure genius!” and so on. However, I did not meet the fellow until I came of age and began accompanying Uncle around town. Suffice it to say, our first encounter left me with a less than stellar impression, causing me to wonder at Uncle’s fascination with the man.
Prompt: Identify something that has recently shocked you.
Word of the Day: zeugma – n. the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words when it is appropriate to only one of them or is appropriate to each but in a different way, as in to wage war and peace or He caught a trout and a bad cold. (RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER’S COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 1991)
If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.