Day 207: 5 Minute Freewrite: Monday - Prompt: banana

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Prompt: banana

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

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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

  • I found this app through @emwalker. Use it regularly and it will help you type faster and more accurately. 10 fast fingers

  • 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!


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@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 off and you might get a reward. Keep trying!!
#newbiegames takes you to all kinds of games and competitions @newbiegames

Steemit Tools

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Staying Legal

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


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Hello! Here are my two freewrites Elma, and Big Bird. If you comment on the Big Bird post you have chance to win Steembasicincome, and 50% of the SBD payout of the post goes to the @freewritehouse.


Big Bird:

The selfie ideas you gave over at the FreeWriteHouse were toooo cuteee. I loved them!!
Time to rock n roll 😊


here is my entry:

Banana Heist

Respectfully submitted,


PS. I LOVE our Collage! Woop

Time to guess what's for dinner! Thanks Marianne!

Marianne - I'm just doing my freewrite now and I can't help but note - today is Day 207 for the regular freewrites (not 201)!!!

thank you!!! And remember your selfie!!!

Today's entry is baking-themed!

I've missed freewrites. So I just did one.
@mariannewest, you chose banana, and there are quite a lot of stuff to write about it.
Could be about it's sweetness, colour, fruit type, or even why you so much love bananas!
Mine is not so good but you can try checking it out

I hope you wrote about the different varieties!! I think you have access to many more than we do!

So if I understand this right... This one here without the selfie? :P

You can add it if you want to - but not required. At the freewrite house - required :)

Hard work. :p

Okay. I see what happened. I will reinstate you :) But you need to drop the freewrite and your selfie in the comment at the contest post for that day.

Ohhh!!! Hooyayyyy!!! Thanks a lot @mariannewest, I shall do that!!

Banana is yummy! We call it saging in the Philippines! :)

Would it be possible for you to include (up there under the list of contest participants) the link to the contest post where we are supposed to drop our photo and story link? It is not clear to me whether we will be using the same post every day to drop our photo and links, or whether it will be a new post every day. I hope that made sense, despite the fact that I am feeling slightly confused.

I'm really thinking it's here for today and then when tomorrow's promot is posted then we post in the comment section of that new one. Thats what I am thinking. 🤷🤷🐼

that is okay. It will all be clear and easy after a couple of days. The link is in the post as a highlight, but I will put it in without formatting. Here it is

You post your link to the freewrite and a selfie in the comments.
There will be a new contest post every day.
Some people already posted theirs - so you can take a look and follow the example.
Hope that helps.

Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a late entry of the mother prompt.
The Ogre Who Was Not Called Shrek Goes To Visit His Mother In Law

And I've done this one too
The Adventures Of Benny The Banana

Ladies and gentlemen, enter
Banana Bond

Hello my fellow writers in #freewrite. I just want to share our Miracle Plant way back those time when waters is far from us.

Truly yours;


Done! My scheme is playing out. Next stop - finding other banana freewriters to nominate for the Tuesday contest at freewrite house. I got this!

Heya Marianne! This is my entry -

Heading over to leave this in the Freewrite house also, along with my selife :O

Forgot to add this here yesterday. Did do it under the contest post though.

Crossposting from the selfie contest page! (Is that what we're supposed to do?)

yes. It hopefully gets more eyes on your post :) Not everyone goes over to the freewrite house :)

WOWSERS! A whole page full of posts about our very favorite subject ~ BANANAS!
Visited and commented on quite a number of these posts; it was a delight to see so much creativity. 🍌

That was one of the best banana-related posts this Bunch has ever read. Good job, @zingali!

Glad you liked. Thought you might dig that video. Hahaha.

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