Day 243: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: phone

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Prompt: phone

  • 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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Thank you fellow Fam member at the Alliance :)
And that dust rule is very interesting. I see Auto Votes on my Posts where many people have 1 and 2 cent votes. A little frustrating.

But thanks for this Post :)

Btw, I'll be gone for a Month on Vacation in a couple of days so just letting my good Steemian friends know that my regular Commenting/Curating on their blogs that I follow might be limited.
Thanks for understanding :)

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I hope you enjoy your vacation and when you come back, Steem is way up.
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Amazing how the phone has become an appendage. Here is my freewrite: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@ghostsinahatbox/the-funny-thing-about-regret-is-a-five-minute-freewrite

Here's my entry:
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@marcoriccardi/phone-5-minute-freewrite-day-243
A bit of humor about a thing I'm absolutely guilt of

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https://steemit.com/fiction/@malloryblythe/phone-call
Or maybe there was some slight chance that this one singular phone call could change my whole entire life for reasons yet to be known. The least likely possibility was all too tempting. I picked it up, suppressing my "I just got out of bed" voice.

It's been a while, but here is a 5 min freewrite for today's prompt :-)

https://steemit.com/fiction/@raj808/escape-from-the-page-short-fiction-5-minute-freewrite-prompt-phone

Here is my entry! I hope to do more of these on a consistent basis :)

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@fadedhistory/5-minute-freewrite-the-call

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We hope so too!!

Please excuse my man hands, but it is necessary if you have to kick ass and go undercover. It just goes with the job. My inventor made me this amazing shoe phone for emergency situations, you never know when you will have to call your trusted agent #99.

We aren't sure what happen to numbers 1-98, but we assume they did what they to do to protect freedom. My fancy watch is a walkie talkie and I have a bunch of other fun toys to keep me safe. I'm not sure how I ended up doing the work that I do, I just know that my dad got me into the work and his dad did this job before him.

Either way, it is a duty I am happy to have and that is to protect and serve. My number is 86, but you don't need to know that that means. Alright I'll share, it means "bartender code for cutting off drinks." I"m not saying that this is a bad code, but does it apply to me. No!

If you ask me, James Bond has nothing on me. I've caught so many dirty handed criminals and sent them away, it is well documented of course. Would you believe?

My chief called me the other day in that certain tone and in my own way I had to just say "Sorry about that, Chief." Hey, a guy has bills to pay, especially with all the lovely ladies coming my way.

Just call me Maxi, short for Maxwell Smart.

https://steemit.com/freewritehousecontest/@eaglespirit/day-37-selfie-freewrite-celebration-contest-the-shoe-phone

Please excuse my man hands, but it is necessary if you have to kick ass and go undercover. It just goes with the job. My inventor made me this amazing shoe phone for emergency situations, you never know when you will have to call your trusted agent #99.

We aren't sure what happen to numbers 1-98, but we assume they did what they to do to protect freedom. My fancy watch is a walkie talkie and I have a bunch of other fun toys to keep me safe. I'm not sure how I ended up doing the work that I do, I just know that my dad got me into the work and his dad did this job before him.

Either way, it is a duty I am happy to have and that is to protect and serve. My number is 86, but you don't need to know that that means. Alright I'll share, it means "bartender code for cutting off drinks." I"m not saying that this is a bad code, but does it apply to me. No!

If you ask me, James Bond has nothing on me. I've caught so many dirty handed criminals and sent them away, it is well documented of course. Would you believe?

My chief called me the other day in that certain tone and in my own way I had to just say "Sorry about that, Chief." Hey, a guy has bills to pay, especially with all the lovely ladies coming my way.

Just call me Max, short for Maxwell Smart.

https://steemit.com/freewritehousecontest/@eaglespirit/day-37-selfie-freewrite-celebration-contest-the-shoe-phone

I've been off Steemit for a few days. Here's a story called The Superhero Exchange Company.
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mr-neil/the-superhero-exchange-company-freewrite-story

I have some of my funny stories with my phones. They are usually related with water.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@happycrazycon/5-minute-freewrite-prompt-my-funny-stories-with-my-phones