Day 681: 5 Minute Freewrite: Sunday - Prompt: eagle feather

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Prompt: eagle feather

  • 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

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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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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!

@latino.romano
@teresah
@isgledysduarte

And try to sponsor them into SBI.

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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.

Está publicada la versión en español de hoy @latino.romano

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German Freewrite Initiative

@isarmoewe is starting to publish the Freewrite prompt in German Sunday through Friday. 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. Check @freewritehouse

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A Contest I found You Might Want to Enter.

  • @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.

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Remember to check your voting power.
https://www.steemnow.com/ or use https://steemworld.org/

  • I am not sure how HF21 is really going to impact comment voting. But the dust level got higher for sure.
    If your vote is below 0.06 - this is a must read by @thedarkhorse. It is bsed on HF20 information,but we still have Vote Dust

Some say that the best strategy is to not vote on comments anymore - we shall see soon if that is true or not. If you have low SP, it probably is a good idea to only vote on posts.

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

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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](https://10fastfingers.com/typing-test/english

  • 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.

  • @jonsnow1983 does regular posts for English learners to help with the correct usage of words and grammar. Even native English speakers can learn from him.

  • If you know of other helpful tools or people, please share with us!

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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.
  • 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.

@upvotebuilders is a community that supports each other through delegating to the @upvotebuilders account and receiving daily upvotes. Check out the latest post of the account for more details.

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  • @qurator is an initiative to support steemians who post good content. Check the 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!!

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Posted my freewrite under my palnet account for now (just to see if it worked): https://www.palnet.io/creativecoin/@felt.buzz.pal/eagle-feather-a-five-minute-freewrite

It worked - but you didn't get any votes :) And mine is not worth much these days....

@mariannewest -- any thought to us #freewrite folks creating a curation trail for ourselves? What with the way rewards work now, it might be a useful strategy...

We have a curation trail for the @freewritehouse account. Let me think how we could do one that would upvote all freewriters in a way that everyone makes some money. Maybe @improv can put his thinking hat on - math is his thing 😄

My thinking -- I'm not a math geek, but I'm competent -- are all of us regular freewriters on the trail? We know that just the converging of our votes will increase the value of each one. Maybe we can start there ... everybody just get on the @freewritehouse trail...

If I were to be the manager of the freewritehouse trail, I'd say the most important step on the way to being impactful would be to get more people following it. Not sure if @holger80 has such a mechanism, but a link to create a steemrewarding.com rule that makes it so you follow the @freewritehouse trail automatically would be awesome. (Tagging him in case this is something he can or would implement). Otherwise, it's on us to explain how trails work and how to use steemrewarding to follow one. Regardless, @freewritehouse and our boosters should be promoting the trail.

Then, I'd set up some rules for autovoting that @freewritehouse would follow. First, each human user would only get 1 vote/some increment of time, probably a week, but would depend on how many active freewriters we have.

We'd create rules for each active freewriter, and check regularly to make sure all our votes are on content we want to encourage.

The account would schedule the votes to come at minute 4 (which usually results in votes coming closer to minute 5) and it would only do the votes if the account had VP above 85%. It would only vote on posts tagged "freewrite". As we grew, if people had the will, they could do more manual curation, but as long as no one is abusing the system, this would be a good automated start. And we'd pay attention (via steemworld.org) that the system works as intended.

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Hereby my entry "Ferret's heaven. Happy Sunday to all.
https://partiko.app/wakeupkitty/ferrets-heaven-jedczjsx?referrer=wakeupkitty

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I have never seen Eagle feather but this prompt reminded me of angels' feather which appeared miraculously at church. Whether real or not, the feathers did cause us in awe till today. They literally just appeared from the ceiling from no where.

wow - that must have been an awesome experience!

All right, I am behind owing to Steemit taking the holiday off, but, I will get caught up ... this prompt helped me find an exceptionally lovely image on Unsplash, which goes with a sweet story, @owasco, @wakeupkitty, @deemarshall, @scribblingramma, @fitinfun, and @whatisnew...

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