Day 559: 5 Minute Freewrite: Thursday - Prompt: quota
- 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.
Freewrite in Spanish: Check @latino.romano
Freewrite in German: Check @isarmoewe
Watch this space for Freewrite House News!!!!
So Excited about the Grow-The-Freewrite-House Campaign!!!
Here is the Freewrite House post
It will tell you how you can be part of the fun!!! Even if you have no Steem for SBI to spare - there are many things you can do to help!!
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Big Shout Out to @nathanmars
This morning, I found to my surprise that he had increased the already substantial delegation I had received from him. You all who are getting upvotes from me - please thank him. Without his help, I could not spread the upvoting love as much.
And if you haven't joined the #seven77 campaign yet - do it!
Recommend Your Favorite Freewrite!!
Winner announcement is up! (from last week)
This week's post is here
Freewrite House Adoptees of the Week
Please give them some love!
Remember the Monday prompt is a collaboration with the microfiction contest [email protected] look for the Contest post on her profile - win 2 Steem.
Check out her contest post for more info. Contest starts every Monday and ends the following Saturday evening.
Check out the Freewrite house for current contests.
What are you waiting for? Rush on over to the Freewrite House!
Freewrite Info, Contests, Tips and More
If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.
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 😄
@whatisnew - Every Thursday a Nature related photo contest.
Ongoing Contests by supporters of the Freewriters
Garden Corner by @sustainablelivin - Win SBI when you share your garden pics and stories.
Drawing/Comic Contest by @organduo: Pinky And Spiky Drawing Contest
@deemarshall Artstorm contests
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 a Beta Reader Group now.
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
German Freewrite Initiative
@isarmoewe is starting to publish the Freewrite prompt in German Monday through Saturday. A lovely community is already forming.
Please visit her blog and tell all your German friends!
Many of the Freewrite House Contests will be in German, Spanish, and English.
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.
- 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
Also, check out @dustbunny - it is structured differently with the same goal in mind
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
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 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!
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.
- @scrooger has a great "help the minnows" project. It is so easy!! Visit his profile for details.
- @fisheggs - follow this account and you get upvotes at random times.
- @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!!
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
Remember, we have our own room in the Isle of Write Discord! Join us now!!!
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