Tuesday Tips #87

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: Have you ever won a staring contest?

Sentence: “Daniel, you are not my brother!” an indignant Joan proclaimed.

Paragraph: I did my utmost to bring her round, not wanting her to give up so soon. But I had chosen wrong, a totally odd occurrence, given my success. She had presented herself as strong and defiant with a quick wit and a scathing stare; however, everything about her was a lie. These modern women, out to prove themselves equal to or even better than men – such folly! Dear, oh dear, Kathleen, why couldn’t you have been more challenging? I had expected great enjoyment from you.

Prompt: List five amazing things you have seen or experienced.

Word of the Day: weir n. 1. a small dam in a river or stream.  2. a fence, as of brush, or a net set in a stream, channel, etc. for catching fish. (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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