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)
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