Day 478: 5 Minute Freewrite: Sunday - Prompt: pig's ear

in freewrite •  7 months ago 


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Prompt: pig's ear

  • 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.

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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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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.
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Please, upvote the following people as often as you possibly can!


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  • 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.


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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](

  • 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!



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  ·  7 months ago (edited)

Hullo! :) Here is my #freewrite for today! ~

I'm interested in being an encourager ~ but I live in the future so not sure how good I would do at it. Your Tuesday is my Wednesday. But I'm interested for Tuesday/Wednesday! :D I already curate the #freewrite tag most days so this will force me to interact more!

(this freewrite post was also posted at 1am my time... so my encouraging might come a few hours late... hmmmmmm..)

I have figured this out before - since I am the one who seems to live in the past of just about everyone else. Really, only Hawaii is after me - and I don't think we have even one freewriter from there.

There are a few of us Californians - but the rest is way ahead of me LOL

Let me see. So, on your Wednesday, you would take the Tuesday prompt and deliver it to the people that dropped their links into the Monday prompt.
Okay, let's look at that in the encourager room in discord. Adding you now :)

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Can you list the steps taken for the encourage work @mariannewest? I might be able to take a day :)

Basically, let's say you want to take Monday. You take the Monday prompt when it comes out (or when you get to it) and deliver it to the people who left a link to their freewrite in the comments of the Sunday prompt.
usually, you want to read the post and say something about it. doesn't have to be long. We have a couple of people that have shared a day for a long time now and they usually do it that one starts on top, the other on the bottom and meet up. Or they message each other how far they got ...

Ok - I am in for working on Monday to remind the people who posted for Sunday. This is something I can do. I would not remind them if they have already done Monday, right?

You don't have to - but people still like to see that someone came to their post...

Ok - I got it. I will use this for double duty and find my freewrite favs for the contest too. Just keeping all my balls in the air :)

I should do this!
I'm terrible with calendars and remembering to do things, but I'll take a stab at it. Do you want to assign me a week day?

Here's my response for today's prompt :)

So, for the author reading, it can be any of the freewrite prompts, correct? And I just make a video of me reading what I wrote?

Yes!! Exactly!!

Excellent. When I figure out dTube, I shall have to participate in that. I enjoy reading aloud.

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I cannot... hahahahaha
Pig's ear? hahaha
Why not?
ohhhhhh..... I think I just got an idea for it hahaha
Let's do this :)

Let's LOL


Here is my entry for this wonderful prompt! Thank you very much!

I'm not able to comment via Partiko, but I love the come-uppance and the shock in this story. And your use of the prompt!

Thank you! :)

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FINALLY, I have tortured a protagonist!
Now to see if readers can get "understatement" - my daughters never seem to. They want it all spelled out, every i dotted, every t crossed. Maybe having suffered a shock-and-awe loss makes me take it for granted that others know the first stage, denial....

Better late than never? Sorry to keep everyone on hold, waiting for the next installment!
Time to peek in on Felix and his dysfunctional family. Please enjoy PIG'S EAR 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...