Wednesday Wits #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: Are you able to stop yourself from doing or saying something inappropriate?

Sentence: The first rule of thumb in the desert is never to make camp in an arroyo.

Paragraph: Being such an unlucky child, I often worried that my parents would send me away to save themselves time and money. I contracted polio at age eight and was in an iron lung for two months. When I was ten, I broke my wrist trying to reach homeplate in a street game. The following summer, we went to our first amusement park, where I broke my back on the tallest rollercoaster by being scared stiff and thrown around. By the time I graduated high school, my medical file was quite thick; however, this is not a tale of woe.

Prompt: Describe the bark of your favorite tree.

Word of the Day: dialogist 1 : a writer of dialogues  2 : one who participates in a dialogue (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.

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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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