Day 210: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: tree

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Prompt: tree

  • 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.

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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.

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Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

Voting

Remember to check your voting power. Do not vote for a while if you are under 90!
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This post is talking about using your vote for maximum curation. Thank you, Asher @abh12345 Read the post here

Bandwidth Problems

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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 https://discord.gg/zfXNRnK

  • 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!

Money

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

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@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

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Staying Legal

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Here’s my story about a very special tree bunny: https://steemit.com/contest/@wordymouth/wisdom-of-a-tree-bunny-ef10051318869

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  ·  2 years ago (edited)

The mango tree was the only link I had with grandma. I have no pictures of her and her memories may gradually fade away. The tree should always be there to remind us of her.
But what happened?

I don't know, you can find out.
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mannyz/late-night-stories

Wow I had no idea that if we upvote a comment at 3 or less it does not count! Thank you for sharing this!

hiya,

here's my second comment post and entry:

Trees That Speak

Respectfully submitted,

@eaglespirit

where do the rounded down pennies go? Re: the most dangerous writing app. NOOOOO. LOL that thing sounds evil!

They go into the big pond of steemit - the reward pool and stay unclaimed.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Not quite the tree of life but it still has special effects! https://steemit.com/freewrite/@edouard/fleas-please-part-2-qi-tong-and-the-merchant

Hi everyone! How are you today? I almost forgot to paste my link here because of our curriculum mapping. But anyway, here is my entry for today.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@starzy/day-210-5-minute-freewrite-thursday-prompt-tree

Truly yours;

@starzy

Time for the return of Shiro! Thanks Marianne!
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@brisby/shiro-s-ninth-summer

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I did it! Finally, after so many weeks of inertia:
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@carolkean/day-210-5-minute-freewrite-prompt-tree
DISCLAIMER: It really is fiction, despite any photos or quotes from my dad.