Day 474: 5 Minute Freewrite: Wednesday - Prompt: token

in freewrite •  15 days ago


The Freewrite House Literary Talent Award - Spanish/English - February 2019

It is officially launched and we are waiting for your contributions!! Make them good. This one is a judged contest.

Monthly Prize: 20 Steem or SBI

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Prompt: token

  • 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!


Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

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

  • @bennettitalia is hosting a prompt contest! He will write a song with the winning prompt and you win SBI! Check his profile for the latest post.

  • brought back the #zapfic contest!! Write a story in 240 characters!

  • @improv is the master of puns! Enter his Punday contest at his profile @improv.

  • @aejackson is running a loyalty contest! Check out the intro post here

Ongoing Contests by supporters of the Freewriters


Let's Do Community!!!

As many of you know, we have a Spanish speaking Freewrite effort going on. The fearless leader is @latino.romano who is putting a lot of effort into building the Spanish language community. Thank you!!

But that is not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about Venezuela.
If you listen to the news at all, you know that the country is having a lot of difficulties right now - and many are suffering.

I know that we can't change the country or help all that are suffering right now. But we can help our Freewrite Community members - at least a little bit.
Please, upvote the following people as often as you possibly can!


And try to sponsor them into SBI.


  • 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... Starting in either December or January.


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.


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


A Contest I found You Might Want to Enter.

  • (An easy contest to win SBI. Just leave a comment. It is called: Steem Basic Income 72h Raffle and repeats on a regular basis. Visit @elleok and find the latest raffle.) - on hold for University exams

  • @thedarkhorse is running a weekly contest for a delegation for newbies who have less than 100 SP in their wallet. Visit his profile for the latest contest post.



Remember to check your voting power. or use

  • I am not sure if the following is still correct.
    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)

Also, check out @dustbunny - it is structured differently with the same goal in mind


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](

  • The 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 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.

There are several people who offer SBD for free on this platform! How great is that!!

Here are a few

  • @steemexplorers gives away an SBI unit almost daily. Check out their profile for more info.
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  • @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!!
  • If you have less than 100 SP give this a try. @thedarkhorse is running a weekly contest for a delegation for newbies who have less than 100 SP in their wallet. Visit his profile for the latest contest post.

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

  • @qurator is an initiative to support steemians who post good content. There is an initial sign up fee of 4 Steem. Your account will be checked and if approved, you will make that 4 steem back in the first month through qurator upvotes. Check their account and discord for more details.

  • @thundercurator is a human resteem and upvote service. Check out their posts for more details.

  • @alliedforces is a bitbot that is designed for small accounts and you never lose. They also are major supporters of the Freewrite House and we are very grateful for that!!


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!!


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Lol as if being first gets me anything 😅

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Lots of admiration ❤️😍🤣

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Hehehe you were waiting for me today were yea?

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More like waking up to your post rolling in lol

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Yea I was waiting for that prompt to drop... lol Carol has instigated my competitive side 😅

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you two are too funny!! You should do a We-Write together :)


Lol that would be a one-up-we-write lol where each of us is trying to better the other 😅

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Hi @mariannewest, how are you?
Yes, I know, it's been awhile and I don't think I have actually participated, but this daily prompt just connected with something I experienced yesterday, so I decided to give it a try.

Hope it's according to the guidelines. Feedback is more than welcome 😊

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so nice to hear from you!! How is everything? Are the friends you brought to the meeting still on Steem? If yes, can you drop their Steem name here so I can connect with them?


Everything is great. Took a break from social media last year and only picked up Steem recently. I'm actually planning a local Steem Meetup later this month, so I expect at least one of them to join in. As soon as they join, I'll drop them here 😉.

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Here is my entry with the prompt "jam tomorrow". My health is not at its top these days. A result of my killer nerves. Sorry I am less active now

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So sad reading the end of the story but sane you ended the story there,because I do not want to find out her "jam" means food not Jamaica😢


Neither did I like to know the end

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Let's meet a few more players before the story get's underway...
Please enjoy TOKEN by A.E. Jackson

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If you'll permit me, I am going to challenge myself to stay in the same story for all the 5-minute Freewrite Prompts for the month of February! Let's see how this turns out...

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Here is a bit for Token. Thanks @mariannewest.

for those who can't comment on Partiko links here is the Steemit one


"Some people say, the world would be a better place if we could show a little bit more love and kindness to others" I agree 100%

So emotional.


Thank you so much! @wems

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Thank you for giving the Steemit link. As we have more and more Dapps, I find it even more important to have one we all can respond on. I often have to go through great trouble to be able to comment and vote on a post...


same here, I am having issues with the poetry links for the digest so I am getting them from Steemit if they are partiko so people can comment ok.

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This one could turn into a book! I'll have to write more tomorrow. Here's the first installment:


Arrrrghh, I changed the title - but not in the header. It's the Token Catholic.


Sounds like someone is getting ready for the March Madness 🤪

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Hello :) This is my first freewrite. I'm planning on doing these as regularly as I can. Hopefully people will like my writing style. I plan on also doing the micro-fiction stories, they look fun. There are so many awesome communities surrounding writing on this platform, it's awesome. Have you heard of the Information Finding Channel? They're starting what looks to be quite a fun series of writing prompts. There is also BananaFish, and GardenGnomePubs. And I'm sure many, many others that I'll come to find. Very exciting stuff, I'll have to be quite selective of what I submit so that I don't run out of RC too quickly. Ahh, the downside's of a scarcity-based system.

Here is my post:


Welcome to the freewriters!! We are so happy to have you!!