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 hairstyles have you had?
Sentence: Levelheaded Lorraine looked down at the chaos on the street and a sliver of panic began to peck at her calmness.
Paragraph: A list of complaints – lousy coffee, slow traffic, full parking garage, having to walk in the rain, being splashed by turning car, slippery floor, broken elevator, sick secretary – caused him to snap at the temp sitting at Alice’s desk. This is just like a Monday, he grumbled to himself, I should have stayed home. But he didn’t, he couldn’t. A crucial meeting with CEO Walter Overton of Lester Chemicals had been planned for weeks. Winning the contract would be a career changer. He opened his brief case, reached for his thermos of specialty coffee, and noticed the Lester Chemicals file was not there.
Prompt: Name the last time you were calm, cool, and collected.
Word of the Day: historicity – n. the condition of having actually occurred in history; authenticity (WEBSTER’S NEW WORLD COLLEGE DICTIONARY, 3rd ed., 1996)
If your work needs a title, tweaking, or critiquing, please do not hesitate to ask. Cyranette is here for you.