Day 232: 5 Minute Freewrite: Friday - Prompt: depression

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Prompt: depression

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

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

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If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.

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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.

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  • The Constrained Writing Contest by our fellow freewriter @svashta is on! Check his blog for the latest contest.

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Bandwidth Problems

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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 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

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@sydesjokes - he rewards his followers with SBD for any kind of interaction with him- comment, vote, resteem.
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@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!!
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Steemit Tools

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Staying Legal

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

Discord

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The Greatest Depression?

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I was thinking about you so hard!!! So glad to see you here again!!!

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I have a lot on my plate right now but you and freewritehouse are ever in my thoughts. 🙂

I came late as usual lol,
There's quite a lot to write about depression you know? I did a poem
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mannyz/why-still-depressed-it-could-cost-you-a-lot-you-know

Hello freewite community. I did a freewite today, here is the link. https://steemit.com/freewrite/@pasaift/the-depressed-crypto-trader

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Hello...this is my third freewrite. Hope it adds value https://steemit.com/freewrite/@iwohwoh/5-minutes-free-write-depression

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welcome to the freewriters!!

What a prompt! Sometimes I hate my freewrites. I'm proud of this one. Here's my 5-minute freewrite for the day: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@michaelluchies/the-sun-is-hiding-5-minute-freewrite-day-232-depression

I'd be in the over 20 club by now if I weren't posting a little more than half of my freewrites in comments instead of my blog. Looking forward to joining it for real soon. :)

/me sneaks in and drops a link to a bunch of delinquent freewrites that have been hiding in digital notebooks, images (yes for real), and actual paper journals.

Homeless Texas Fleas in a Freewrite Pile-Up

It also has a bunch of #ublog filler.

This is obviously a very sensitive topic. Please be careful of your own mental state if you decide to read it. My experience with suicide (and a suicide attempt) and depression. I've lost two brothers to suicide. The topic has obviously been brought to the forefront again and I wanted to share my own thoughts on it in hopes that someone else might feel a bit less alone.

https://steemit.com/mentalhealth/@byn/real-talk-my-experience-with-suicidal-thoughts-and-the-effect-of-suicide-in-my-life

And just a reminder, sometimes depression isn't looking or even feeling sad...
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