Tuesday Tips #73

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 dictionaries do you have?

Sentence: The witch of Wentworth Glen would have been content to leave well enough alone had it not been for the Beagle brothers.

Paragraph: Through the dense air came several muffled foghorns. Although it served no purpose on such a night, Cratchett lit the lighthouse lamp out of habit. Then he stood on the catwalk, trying to peer through the fog. Impossible. While he could barely see his hands gripping the railing, his calves and feet were invisible. Slightly disoriented, he made his way inside, where he felt human again.

Prompt: Name the first cartoon you saw.

Word of the Day: burgoo – n 1 : oatmeal gruel  2 : hardtack and molasses cooked together  3a : a stew or thick soup of meat and vegetables originally served at outdoor gatherings  b : a picnic at which burgoo is served (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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