Tuesday Tips #103

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 often do you paraphrase?

Sentence: Simone moaned at his slightest touch, which gave him power over her.

Paragraph: As he studied his captives, the thin woman with small blue eyes was the only one not afraid of him. The others were snivelling and/or shivering, but she paid them no mind and kept her eyes on him. He would save her for last. Maybe the others screaming would soften her up, but hopefully not.

Prompt: Explain a religion you do not respect.

Word of the Day: logomachy n. 1. a dispute about or concerning words.  2. an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words. (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.

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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, genealology, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 18 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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