Day 202: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: parasol

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Prompt: parasol

brought to you by @improv

  • 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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Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

  • Check profile for the ongoing BIRD Freewrite. You can win SBI by commenting and your upvote benefits the Freewrite House. A portion will go there to support the fun and games!

  • The oh so talented @honeydue is hosting a weekly contest!! RANDOM FICTION CONTEST #2

  • 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.


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

If your vote is below 0.03 - this is a must read by @thedarkhorse. Vote Dust

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

  • 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!


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

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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You spelled @Honeydue incorrectly at the top ( Honeydew) and it takes us to another person. (I think, I just noticed the person in @brisby s article spelled it 'due'... If I'm wrong please ignore ;)

Thank you!! You are right!!! I appreciate your help! I wished I had a proofreader for everything.

Bit of a double/triple whammy from me today. I did a poem from the prompt here and the prompt in the poetrydigest... and also a dsound reading of the poem :-) Check it out if ya fancy some poetry:

Hello lovely people. Here are my two freewrite stories, Elma and Big Bird

50% of the Big Bird SBD payout goes to the @freewritehouse, and comments left on Big Bird have a chance of winning SteemBasicIncome.

On the other hand, you get bugger all for reading Elma*

*except my love, an upvote - if you leave a comment - and maybe a minute or so of entertainment, if you're lucky.

Hello @Mariannewest, really delighted with this opportunity you give us every day to explore our writing skills and creativity, a hug for you. : )

Here's my post:

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I believe writing about some things that are rarely blogged about is totally worthwhile. So I came up with this, took me less than five minutes to write anyways lol.

Do you see what happens when I’ve got to go look a word up!?! 👁🤡💩

Awesome prompt. It really got my creative juices flowing!

Here's my entry:

I did look up parasol to see if the definition would stir anything in me. So, that was me cheating a bit before I began writing ;)
Anyway, here is my freewrite:

This prompt resulted in a massive freewrite! :-) It was so much fun! I'm just posting part 1 today and it can be found here:

Parasol - Part 1

Yaaay first one here ! <3 Thank you, Marianne, this was really fun. Must admit I went over the 5 minute mark, but the words just kept coming. who am I to say no to them?

A little poem on parasol. I hope you enjoy.

Struck by dreaded migraine so see you all tomorrow.
Thank you everyone.

very good, complete and timely explanation I am grateful I am impressed by these excellent donations from these users really interested me although I am a little new my intention here is to grow so I am doing everything possible to move forward in the future to help people like usteded @mariannewest

good. Write with us any time and enter the contest. It will be fun!!

Hello everyone! Here is my prompt for today on #freewrite by #mariannewest.

Thank you and God bless!

Truly yours;


Hey beautiful people.. here is my freewrite for today!


Wishing you all an amazing week and an incredible weekend ahead :)

With Love
Hart Floe Poet

Congratulations 👏 on your big SBI win lucky kitty. 🐈

Thanks so much Bruni! I will sit out next time to give someone else a chance to win. I hope it is your turn!

You better not sit out kitty cat. We need your thoughts and insights because I can't read everybody's #freewrites and get a happy ending. are sweet. : ) I will still read and nominate but I will stay out of the drawing for the prize. A happy ending would be you winning the prize Bruni! : )

So often the prompts just cause instant memories from my past. This one is quite funny ... to me at any rate :-) Paper Parasols and Alcohol -
a MarillaAnne memoir
And believe me it's not a usual path.

A very late entry. It is called The Death Of Conversation.

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