Tuesday Tips #74

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: If you could choose your siblings, who would they be?

Sentence: Margie Munrose was a pistol, just like her grandpap.

Paragraph: Once Dad was gone, Mom took to using the crockpot almost everyday. She said it made her feel useful, and the smells permeating the house comforted her. Even though she rarely ate what she fixed, it did not go to waste. Most of the meals went to neighbors, the ones where both parents worked. “Those kids need to know what home cookin’ is,” she would explain with a tsk.

Prompt: Name your favorite neighborhood, past or present.

Word of the Day: yawp – v.i. 1. to utter a loud, harsh cry; yelp; squawk. 2. to talk noisily and complainingly. – n. 3. a harsh cry. 4.a. raucous or querulous talk. b. a noisy, foolish utterance. (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.


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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