Tuesday Tips #113

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: Why does life have to be so complicated?

Sentence: The intonation in that one “MARCH!” declared that he would not tolerate any slacking.

Paragraph: From the harem window she could see the sea of sand beyond. From the forbidden books she had read she knew of oceans, fragrant trees, mountains, and air so cold that only animal fur would keep one warm. She wanted very much to believe these strange tales, but dared not speak to anyone about them. Because the palace had ears everywhere, she traveled in her mind to magical places where there were no camels.

Prompt: Explain what can limit or obstruct your ability to concentrate.

Word of the Day: uncinate adj. bent like a hook; hooked (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.

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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, 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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