Tuesday Tips #79

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: What matters most to you: your freedom or your sense of belonging?

Sentence: Our neighborhood is full of quidnuncs, the worst being Mr. Watkins.

Paragraph: Applewood Hills was a comfortable community, where everyone could count on their neighbors and children could ride their bikes without their parents worrying. Not a town of many secrets, but then it only took a single horrific one to unsettle minds and keep those who knew on edge.

Prompt: Name a gift you hope to never receive.

Word of the Day: tautology n. 1. needless repetition of an idea in different words, as in “widow woman.”  2. an instance of such repetition.  3. Logic.  a compound proposition or propositional form all of whose instances are true, as “A or not A” or “The candidate will win or lose.” (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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