Thursday Tips #62

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: Have you ever seriously thought you might be going crazy?

Sentence: Hadley scarfed down a handful of granola as he rushed out to his car.

Paragraph: The coarse texture of the cloth irritated her sensitive skin, but nothing could be done about it for the time being. Having little to eat bothered her far less than lack of comfort – the leaky roof, the dirt floor, the itching bugs, and the scratchy straw pallet. Myra had seen the grand carriages and jaunty gentlemen on their fine steeds pass by and knew there were better things in life than her soily serf existence. It was not the hardship that she minded, doing her daily chores well enough and without complaint, but the skin God had covered her with did not seem suited to her surroundings.

Prompt: List the near misses you have had with serious injury or possible death.

Word of the Day: priggism n : stilted adherence to convention (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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