Day 287: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: headache

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The Newest Published Author

I am happy beyond belief to tell you all that @honeydue is now officially a published author!!

Congratulations!!!!

Now, let's show her that we, the Freewriters, indeed are a community!! In this blog post she is telling us how.

  • buy her book
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  • Like her Facebook page
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I hope many of you will do at least one action.

If you are publishing a book inspired by your Freewriting experience (or otherwise) let us know so we all can help each other!!

Also, we are thinking of doing a collaboration workshop on how to get a manuscript ready for publishing. Let me know if you are interested - both, to either share your expertise and/or to learn...



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Prompt: headache

  • 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)

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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If you have a business on Steem you want to share, let me know. I will start a dedicated section in the resource portion of the prompt posts.

A Contest I found You Might Want to Enter.

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Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

If you are running a contest let me know, I will list it here 😄

  • @felt.buzz 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 at his profile @improv. This week's post

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

Ongoing Contests by supporters of the Freewriters

Voting

Remember to check your voting power. Do not vote for a while if you are under 90!
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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

  • @ntowl has started a new business here on Steemit you might be interested in. She is offering editing and formatting services for your posts at a very reasonable price.
    If you want your posts to shine, @ntowl can help.
    Check out her post here

  • 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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  • @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!!
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These options cost you a little bit, but your return is manyfold and I highly recommend that you consider them.

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Staying Legal

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Oh how awesome. That is such great news. Congrats to you @honeydue.

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Thank you <3

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Thank you so much for all the support and inspiration @mariannewest! It's so appreciated <3

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you are so welcome!!

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Really good and your creativ is great
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Yay! Congrats @honeydue! I look forward to reading some of the stories I have missed on the kindle edition! :)

Here is my freewrite for today:
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@felt.buzz/headache-a-five-minute-freewrite

Man did this prompt bring back some memories! Here is my submission.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@papacrusher/migraineheadaches-wm9v6bb3r9

First of all, congratulations @honeydue!

Secondly;

Also, we are thinking of doing a collaboration workshop on how to get a manuscript ready for publishing. Let me know if you are interested - both, to either share your expertise and/or to learn...

Yes! Very interested in that! (To learn)

And thirdly, I present you with my newest, still warm, freewrite. ^^
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@svashta/wild-west-chapter-12-part-7-5-minute-freewrite-challenge

Very timely prompt. I've been wanting to write about my self publishing journey and it's so crazy that I never know where to start. Once again the freewriting is helping me out! How awesome that Honeydue has published hers already! That is so encouraging!

Anyway, here is my freewrite https://steemit.com/erotica/@eroticabian/self-publishing-learning-the-game

This is excellent, congratulations 👌

This is my very first freewrite and honestly it couldn't have been a better prompt. Here is my link :)

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@emms/the-pain-in-my-head

I probably could have written about how my day was going and used today's prompt about ten times, but I decided I would refrain from regaling all of STEEM with my woes and instead offer up a fictional tale that nevertheless describes my day rather accurately, after all. :)

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@glenalbrethsen/the-worst-is-yet-to-come-daily-five-minute-freewrite-headache

Congratulations @honeydue, that is an awesome acheivement.

My freewrite for today... The Piano is back.

https://steemit.com/freewrite/@jk6276/day-287-5-minute-freewrite-thursday---prompt-headache-my-freewrite-23

A cause to celebrate!
Headache Be Gone

Missed you all! Hugs!

Congratulations @honeydue!!

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Thank you! <3

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My pleasure, dear. <3

I got a headache ! Oh no, I almost missed this freewrite for Thursday.
Anyway, here is my catch up for the Thursday Prompt writeup
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-287-5-minute-freewrite-thursday-prompt-headache
Cheers

First, about this

Also, we are thinking of doing a collaboration workshop on how to get a manuscript ready for publishing. Let me know if you are interested - both, to either share your expertise and/or to learn...

I'm new here but I've been self-publishing books for the past few years and love to tell people about how not-scary it is to create ebooks. I do my own covers in GIMP and final formatting in Sigil, both free programs, and while I use Scrivener (which is paid) these days I used to do preliminary formatting with a basic text editor and Calibre (free). Basically, I know how to do it if you've got more time than money and I think everyone else should too.

And second, a freewrite from this prompt:
https://steemit.com/freewrite/@sidequest/headache-ea75ebd5deeedest

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That is fantastic!! would you like to join us on discord? it is brand new - I just set it up in its current form, but we would love to pick your brain!!
And maybe, we could have a channel devoted to Scrivener questions. I am about to purchase it and have heard enough about it to know that there is a learning curve.

Here is an invite - if it has expired by the time you find it, let me know. https://discord.gg/JHTgt4

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Thanks, I think I got myself set up there. I also joined into the Isle and got a color picked and everything.

It took me a bit to warm up to Scrivener but I do think it's worth the curve.

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Oh, and welcome to the Freewriters!! And to Steemit! I got so excited about you knowing all this stuff that I didn't even say hello. 😳
Forgive me 😄

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Thank you so very much!!!

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Welcome!! glad that you are writing with us!!!