Day 230: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: wet

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Win SBI by Recommending your Favorite Freewrite

Over at the Freewrite House, it is Win SBI Tuesday. All you need to do is recommend a freewrite you liked that is not your own in a comment of at least 50 words. Still going on for at least 12 hours.!!

SBI = Steem Basic Income is a program that will give you a vote on your post - forever!!! If you are not familiar with it, check out @steembasicincome.

Believe me, you want to win one!

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The Selfie Party is so much fun!!

Freewriters. You all are blowing my mind!!!! We are at day 24 now and 26 selfie-freewriters are still in the game. And donations toward the prize are still coming in!!

Thank you @ntowl and @preparedwombat for your generous donations!!!!

We are grateful to our contest sponsors. The prize is now 105 SBD!!!!!


You too can donate to the prize - any amount is welcome. Just transfer with a memo: to 200-day celebration.

SBD will be added to the SBD payout. Steem donations will increase the SBI memberships we give out.

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Prompt: wet

  • 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.

If your freewrite turns into a poem, please use in addition to #freewrite also either #freewritepoetry or #freewritepoetrydigest so we can find you!

  • 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. Please check her profile for the latest contest post.

  • 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. Please check his profile for the latest contest post.

  • @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

This is an initiative called @dustsweeper that is helping all of you [who deal with vote dust](Here is an initiative to help all of you who are dealing with voting dust. find the details here)

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.

Spanish Freewrite Initiative

The Daily Prompt is now also being published in Spanish and a Spanish language community is forming.

@latino.romano is the leader of the community and I am sure, he would love for you to stop by and say hello - in any language. If you are bilingual, please feel free to publish you freewrite in both languages and drop the link at both Daily Prompt posts.

Está publicada la versión en español de hoy @latino.romano

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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Please send 0.0000001 SBD to @wonderwop if you don't want to see my wet t-shirt selfie! 😂


LOL! Worth a 100% upvote!


was it really? wow hehe


You got more than what you asked for with one upvote. Congrats!


yikes, scary sheet hehe
the asking for sbd and the wet tshirt :p


Ok, everybody needs to go upvote because of his upvote, you don't get to see me in a wet t-shirt! 😭

Thanks @mariannewest for coming up with a prompt that worked so well with the last part of my story!


You write beautifully... I read all the three parts of your story and I love it :)

Unsolicited advice though hit space before starting a 'new' paragraph. I say that with nothing but love as a fellow writer and reader.

Here is my post for the day. It's very scattered. I ran out of time :-(


OMG! I badly want this to go on :D


Yeah!? Thanks for your interest. Maybe I'll have to continue it. Thanks for the encouragement!


Go right ahead. You have a great start :)


Y'all should read this! OUCH :D


Thank you so much for the endorsement! Hahah

Am I OK to just publish my entry as a comment like this? #freewrite @mariannewest

The weather says,

"Do you know where you are?"
"Do you know where you want to be?"

and they all ripped at their suits and jumped into the water.


Yes. Of course!

Muchas ideas geniales de escritores talentosos.

Sitting inside of a Starbucks hearing the same music I've heard since the day I was born 8-( This does not make me wet. Madonna wants me to prove my love to her.


I upvoted this tense conversation :)

That birthday party is worth writing a book on. Attending it was something I just had to do, don't ask me why, lol

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Here is my quite vague entry for today:

A mother uncovers the mystery of how a bathroom became a disaster:


Didn't get "wet" in there... but got "drenched", which I guess is the superlative :P Just felt better. :3

Hello, here's my take for the prompt of the day:

Thank you! :)