Day 189: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: cane

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Prompt: cane

  • 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 freewriting friend @hartfloe is hosting a very particular writing contest. Only 1111 characters allowed!!! Join here

  • is hosting an ongoing 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

  • @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.

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.

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.
@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 of 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, freewriters! Looking forward to reading your stories. Today's effort:

That was a great one. I left you an upvote and comment on your post. Welcome to the club :)

My friend how are you? Meant to ask you again I lost that SOL price link do you have it please? Have you heard of mithril I am on there now check its price $1.37 as of today on coinarketcap top 65 and all u need to do is download the app snap pics and thats it no commenting nada i been on a week doing well .. just a heads up.. So my current order of merit Steemit 1 mithril 2 because of ease of use and mithril price and SOLA three.. @vanessahampton should join in on your posts shes a great writer, love me ;) Cheer$;)

Can you give the link pls

here we go .

Not much :) Thanks for the tip. Going to look for the app :) OOps, can't find it :( Maybe not available in the States?

Thanks my Friend ... lit on google play should work? Cheer$;)

My apologies for going overboard on the clock. But it DID inspire me, so I guess that counts for something ( :

(Theoretical)5-Minute Freewrite


Entering into the temple of the God @isleofwrite I present this sweet smelling burnt offering in #freewrite form.

Writing going on smoothly recently. And this is really helping me think as @mariannewest had said to me. Am proud to have joined.
H|ere is my entry....
Oh and to the people that have been upvoting my post, i am very grateful, for all the upvotes.

Hi everybody! A freewrite about some strange music I like:

You get two freewrites today because the post in my comments section on another told me today was ”Red Wine.” 😱🙏🏼🤣 Instead of deleting, I wrote another one.

Today's freewrite is about the mysterious Boy Nextdoor
Have a wonderful day/evening everyone!

Hi there!!!! I was a bit taken aback of yesterdays prompt hehehehe its my first time to have encountered a visula prompt....

So for todays prompt heres my piece of it!

Thank you freewriters!

Yay, I got mine done. A bit later than I normally do.

Hello my fellow #freewriters! How are you? I am reminiscing my high school experience....

Thank you and God Bless!


Hello! First timer here... and I'm in Ob SD!! Didn't know there was a whole SoCal crew on here :)

that is so cool!!! If you are okay with it, I will put your name on my SD list and drop a link for you when we plan a meetup. I hope you joined SoCalSteemit and we also have a meetup group

After a tiring session of thinking what the hell I could do with "cane"... I did it.

It has been a while since my last free write.