Day 286: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: pitiful

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Prompt: pitiful

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite and #freewritepoetry if it turns out to be poetry
  • 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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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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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

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  • 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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Hello my fellow writers in #freewrite. Here is my entry in today's prompt about the pitiful heart of my father.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@starzy/day-286-5-minute-freewrite-wednesday-prompt-pitiful

Thank you and God bless....

Yours;

@starzy

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Are there any graphical designers out there willing to create a book cover for me? :D

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@svashta/wild-west-chapter-12-part-6-5-minute-freewrite-challenge

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Check with @Byn

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Thank you for the info! :D

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I can work with you. PM me on discord :)

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Awesome! :D I think.... I messaged the right #byn haha :D Hope so.

Thank you for this prompt, @mariannewest! I absolutely loved the idea that arose within me today. The word 'pitiful' has caused me to imagine the story of a young woman who carried a son out of wedlock during an era when this would have been hugely frowned upon. She is proud, unrepentant, and loves her son with all of her heart. She has captivated me. I think I can really work with this character moving forward, and I'm excited to see where the story goes from here! Thank you so much. ❤️🎉
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@aislingcronin/creative-writing-pitiful-or-am-i-5-minute-freewrite

I'm late, so this is about mangos from yesterday, and it is a miracle I got it done at all :)
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@fitinfun/5-minute-freewrite-challenge-day-286-mangos

So, second day in a row for the freewrite. Not sure if this counts as a roll, but anyway. All I know is, I'm still pretty slow. :)

I hope folks are okay with the ending of this. If not, please chalk it up to my failed attempt at humor (probably not the first time that's happened. :) https://steemit.com/humor/@glenalbrethsen/are-you-going-to-tell-her-five-minute-freewrite-pitiful

Please, excuse the length of this one. I decided to do the last few days I have missed.

I was in the hospital with (and still with) cellulitis, originating on my elbow and moving a little down my arm. Doing fine and probably better than most.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@tristancarax/butterfly-5-minute-freewrite-wednesday-prompt-pitiful

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Oh no!!! My daughter had that once and it was not a good thing! Glad that you are getting better!

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A week before I got this, I saw a person with it on his leg. I didn't know what it was then, but I do now. His was even worse than mine.

As much as i tried ending the story in a joyous mood, no, it flips off from my hand.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@botefarm/the-city-of-grief-day-286-5-minute-freewrite

Another dlive recording of an older story.
Schools Out Because Someone Has A round Death Star
https://steemit.com/dlive/@mr-neil/8ccf20d0-961e-11e8-b2de-f7be8f055a16

Mango and Pitiful rolled into one
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Lol! I completely forgot to post the link to my post earlier. Here it is.
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@cryptocopy/no-room-for-self-pity-or-freewrite

@mariannewest I just realized the title Day 285 is missing.
Is there an error ?
Cheers

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good eyes - I am going to investigate