Day 131: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: solitude

in freewrite •  10 months ago


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Prompt: solitude

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

Copy and paste your URL into the comment section of the prompt post.

  • Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.

If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.

Here is @snooks excellent tutorial on how to join our freewrite adventure

And @improv's input:

Two things I do a little differently. I just type "timer" into google and it pops up a 5-minute timer. I also type directly into steemit. I also rarely use a photo, don't I? So that's three things.

Please read, comment and vote (if you have voting power) on each others freewrites as much as you can. Especially if you are new to the platform, you will be surprised how many friendships are formed by reading and commenting on each other's work!

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Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

  • Our funnytalented, intelligent, attractive writing friend ( 🤪 😂 😍) is hosting a writing contest on zappl!! If you don't know what that is, here is your chance to learn another application to the blockchain. Details here

  • @conradt is hosting a Caption This Contest #captionthis. Find the daily picture to caption on his profile.

  • @fireawaymarmot has a very special contest. Listen to his music and then, write your story!! How cool is that!!! Go to his profile for the latest prompt.

  • @improv is the master of puns! Enter his Punday contest here

  • The Constrained Writing Contest by our fellow freewriter @svashta is on! Check his blog for the latest contest. Click here to join

  • If you like a picture to be the prompt, check out the #365daysofwriting challenge hosted by @mydivathings. Every day, a new picture to entice you weave a story.

Contests Galore

  • @moneyinfant posts a daily update of writing contests!! Go to his profile and start winning :)

  • Another compilation of all kinds of contests by @artz. A new one comes out every Monday! Check the profile.


Remember to check your voting power. Do not vote for a while if you are under 90! or use

Here is an excellent article explaining how to maximize your vote by @taskmaster4450. It helps you to grow to vote wisely!! And a more recent one

And here is a counter opinion on voting by our freewriter @improv

This post is talking about using your vote for maximum curation. Thank you, Asher @abh12345 Read the post here

Bandwidth Problems

I know that many of you are very new to the platform and your wallets are pretty empty. Believe me, we all started there!! Here is an excellent article which explains what bandwidth is and why you might have a hard time logging in some days - or posting. Thank you @jrswab for this explanation

There are many contests on Steemit. From art to music to writing and everything in between. Enter as many as you can!! And take advantage of the free money people give away I listed in the money section below.

Can one of the newer Steemians please let us know if this is still a problem?

Great Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for those of you who are more serious about your writing and are ready to take it to the next place. The Isle of Write just announced their new project. SBD can be won and you can even make it into a print edition. Read the details here.
An update on how to enter your work.

Writing help

  • A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link

  • Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.

  • A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link

  • Our fellow freewriter @arbitrarykitten has a business here on Steemit. Several editors are offering to edit and format your post for a small fee. Check out their intro post

  • Our discord channel Isle of Write has workshop rooms for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry where some of the experienced writers might be able to give some tips. Join with this link

  • If you are ready to get serious about improving your understanding of the English language check out @majes.tytyty blog. He has lots of useful information to understand words and their roots better. If you have questions or need help, leave a comment on his blog.

  • If you know of other helpful tools or people, please share with us!


There are several people who offer SBD for free on this platform! How great is that!!

Here are a few
@scrooger has a great "help the minnows" project. It is so easy!! Register by leaving a comment for an upvote - or invest into buying a lifetime upvote. A minnow support project brought to you by @scrooger
@fisheggs - follow this account and you get upvotes at random times.
@sydesjokes - he rewards his followers with SBD for any kind of interaction with him- comment, vote, resteem.
@craigcryptoking- he does a giveaway a few times a week. Usually, they involve commenting and/or beer.
@danielsaori - he does a comment contest. A new challenge every week.
@rexusmo - I think a few of you have started to leave links to your post. Every day, he has a cheering up post. You leave a link to a post you are proud off and you might get a reward. Keep trying!!

Steemit Tools

This is the most comprehensive list of applications on this blockchain I have seen. I highly recommend that you bookmark it!! I also will include it in the growing resource section in the future. Steemit Tools

Staying Legal

This is an excellent article by @dmcamera on how to use images legally. A must read!!


Remember, we have our own room in the Isle of Write Discord! Join us now!!!

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Hi there! Had to start the day with a smile - this freewrite should do it!

Have any of you tasted frog🐸?

Here's mine for today.


I have - a long time ago :)

Hello to you all,
@mariannewest, I might have mentioned one of my best assets was modesty (which I noticed with great sadness was rather glaringly absent from your list)... but thanks for highlighting just a few of the many other fabulous qualities I possess.

Anyway poor Mike is still drifting in Jelly


just give me a list of more .... I'll add them all lol

This prompt suits me well haha


You are not a alone in that feeling ;)


you're in the freewriters family @belemo..yo!


Haha thanx. I've been here for quite some time.

Back to my 'normal' schedule :) Wanna take a trip to the top of a mountain?

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This is the second time I try this.
The first time I forgot to put it in the comments lol


welcome to the freewriters zoo @hazem91! Freewriting: a cheap, abundant and powerful drug daily delivered by our extra-fine smuggler @mariannewest .


wow lol
Not sure if you're welcoming me or scaring me out 😂


Once you get to know him, you still won't know. 😁


you guys are too funny


Once you get to know @omra-sky I will look like the purple squirrel that you always wanted but you never dared to ask your mom (hey I'm a karateka too! Wado)


I guess the best way to know you both is to read you minds(freewrites) ;)


I'll be watching you!


Don't trust anything these 2 say lolll


Thanks for thr advice😆

your post is so much helpful and inspiring i post an entry in your free writing contest please check it out and inform me about your next contest


Welcome to the freewriters zoo...where strange animals hide freewriting in the most unthinkable places :-)

Hi fellow FREEWRITERS this my first 5 min freewrite and I truly enjoyed it.please read and I hope you like what came spilling out of my head.

I have a confession to make!! I broke the rules today, this one took me closer to 10 minutes.. Let me know if it was worth bending the rules for :o)


I don't know if we'll ever forget you...If I was you I'd sacrifice a lamb to the purple squirrel.


Consider it done my Italian brother!


I propose the amputation of the right hand via bananafish light saber !


Oh man, not the right hand. That's my favorite right hand... ;o)


Ok, ok...which other hand do you prefer, then?


The hand of my cuckoo clock...

Some people bake muffins...
I bake writing prompts...
In solitude....
Sheds a tear.

Oh well, here's the new freshly baked part of Wild West:

This was a great prompt for Lola's story! Thank you!!

Hey @mariannewest can you please add my mini-contest too :-)) Going to publish it now ..

Hope you all like it as it's a contest focused and dedicate to our gorgeous freewriting zoo :-))

I finally got a prompt done on the correct day and everything! It must be a full moon or something weird like that :)

My entry:

This is my 51th freewrite, and perhaps I may have some delusions of grandeur...maybe :P

But I can't be alone with all those voices in my head!

I finally had a moment of solitude so that I could write! Thank you, Marianne for the prompt!

This is my first freewrite challenge and please do read it here.
Thank you.

Okay... these are deinitely not 5 minute freewrites anymore! This one took me, honestly, something like an hour and a half if you include editing. I may have to just continue writing this story on its own, though it's fun to try to incorporate the prompts... So I might keep making use of the prompts for this story, but also do something shorter for the actual daily 5 minute freewrite. Whatever, this is fun. Let's see what happens ;)

The Strangeling Part III

Among many other reasons - I love doing freewrites because I do not have to think up a title. Such bliss!


High Five to that! Freewrite daily prompt ease the title so so much

Finally back to freewriting after a short forced break :)