Wednesday Wits #94

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: To what would you resort to get ahead?

Sentence: Soleese’s encomium of her father, the venerate patriarch of a modern empire, brought tears to nearly every mourner.

Paragraph: The ancient hour glass sitting on his antique mahogany desk usually did not distract him. Nothing usually distracted Jon Jacobs Treacher during his twelve-hour work days. Fully intending to retire on his 45th birthday, he led a disciplined life with little leeway for the unexpected. He maintained a strict regimen of exercise and nutrition in order to be able to enjoy a long life after retiring; and, except for the obligatory social event, which he always attended as briefly as possible, there were no frills on his calendar. He had no time for imaginative, unstraightforward thoughts.

Prompt: List three obstacles blocking your path to success.

Word of the Day: noumenon n : a posited object or event as it appears in itself independent of perception by the senses (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.


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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