Carnival: Day 408: 5 Minute Freewrite: Sunday

in freewrite •  11 months ago 

I do feel my brain is racing around like a drunk carnie at a carnival with balloons tied around his waist.

Think. Go. Put into action.

I figured out what I think I'm missing from my writing. Descriptions. Sure, I've used them, but it isn't a conscious thing I can pull out of a hat. I've had moments of inspiration that allowed me to write quality pieces. What about the rest of the time?

I struggle to create something that I like most days. I think this is because I've not learned how to use descriptive language.

Another reason may be, it takes me forever and a day to find the nouns of things. My mind goes blank. Besides that, I don't know the name, but I do see it in my minds eye.

It is cool tonight. The meltal plate I'm resting my feet on make my feet feel cold.

You know, it is soooo much easier to tell rather than to show. I know we all struggle with it; however, do to my disorganized attachment strategy, I tend to get frustrated extremely quick and give up.

I'll practice being more compassionate to myself. I've been through a lot, most of which I don't remember.

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  • List of 21 sites. Photos that you can use freely in your blog posts.


Ongoing Contests

  • twenty-four hour short story - You gotta be quick to get this one posted in time. He posts the contest on Sunday (usually) and ends it about 48 hours later. This contest has a 2000 word limit.

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  • Haiku - These are coming out every couple days or so. If you stuggle with rhymes, no worries. Haikus don't have to rhyme. All you need to make a haiku is five syllable on the first, seven syllables in the second line, and again back to five syllable for the last line. So easy it makes me think I'm being super product. LOL

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  • 50-word Challenge - This is an interesting challenge and very challenging to say the least. You only get fifty words to tell a story or a vignettes. Here is a great post that will explain the difference between the two concepts. Good luck, Brave Story Writer!

  • Vocab-Ability 1x1 - What happens is you are given a list of roots and the words they can be found in. You create sentence using those words and post in the comment section of the post. Your upvote for your creative work will come soon. One of the best way to increase your vocabulary is by doing these 10-15 minute exercises almost daily. What craziness will you create?



My Completed Freewriting prompts:


Non-Fiction
DudeBittersweetHookHousecoatNail
Faster Than LightSweaterA Ridiculous Amount of FunMosquitoBamboo
The EntrywayPartyImportantHer Homemade JamsBack Pain
MotherMilkSwingBored StiffMonkey’s Wedding
AppetiteTravelFrosting a CakeBonesClouds
ScratchWetDepressionCampingQuadrillion
Describe the Room You Are InDewSkinnyMoldHerbs
WoodCore ValuesPlayersSyrupSell-out
SpaparachutesGrapevineNothingMishap
Eagle ScoutBurningRadio ShowElectionDesert
IrisessenceSuccessfulFeeling the LoveRacket
You Walk Through a Door - What Do You See?VisitComing TogetherRemoteFreedom
Running in PlaceMusclePumpedSunflower SeedsForty-four
TinyCross EyedPrimateIrritationSmall-talk
DebtMothBroke


Fiction
Cane (Bonus: Red Wine)BasketParasolWireA Kiss
CherryMiamiLizard CavePhonePrototype
DiscordA Jumble of WordsSuffers in SilenceBathTalking Dog
Grand PianoEpilogueChalkFood to the TableBasics
CopySquashFried ChickenPotbellied PigCancer
Dog BreathMovementBreedFoolDrive
Flea Market DoorknobDescribe Your ShoesDuckySheepCracker
The Sky is ClearPlugFeverDirty FeetDescribe a Clock
RunnyKitVinylNot SmartRun For Your Life
RedemptionTrappedFace MaskFlashlightHamburger
TongueRegrethttps://steempeak.com/freewrite/@tristancarax/passenger-day-397-5-minute-freewrite-wednesdayCracking UpBeast
HotelThe End

Ongoing StoriesNumbered in Order of Story's Progression
Detective Story#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening
Suspense/Horror#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office
The Stall#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall
Church#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State
Butterfly1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk
Dragon Breath1. Dragon Breath 2. Death on the Table 3. Washcloths
The Attic1. The Attic 2. The Four Corners 3. Small Package
Damaged Goods1. Well-being 2. Orange Blossom 3. Freedom of Personal Power

Poems
#52 Caterpillar#85 WildflowerHardboiled MindsGriefEat This Apple
TowelsSee You on the Other SideTearsLightMask
YummyRose Pedals

Weekend Freewrites:
The Crooked UmbrellaThe PictureThe Chair That I’m Strapped ToA Common Ending
WithdrawalRichard’s SurpriseThe TrapCanyon Making You Crazy?
The HawkEmerge from the DepthsMarjorie's Alcohol ProblemThe Run Around
Gene's the Quiet TypeMemoriesPulling TeethIn a Strangers House
ReflectionsParasiteThe Room and the DominatrixMission Gone WrongTransformation
One of Those DaysMa's Ruling](https://steemit.com/weekendfreewrite/@tristancarax/ma-s-ruling-the-weekend-freewrite-11-17-2018)Ghost WomenEasy Money

We-writes (collaborations with community members)
MonsterEagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd EntrySmooth as SilkTorment of the Light Bulb
Pull the PlugDeath on the TableThe Farm HouseWell-being
Idiot 1; 2; 3

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Hi @tristancarax,

I recommended your post in the freewritehouse weekly contest just now. You are awesome, and keep going :)

So glad to hear and I'm glad that it entertained you. 8-)

Impressed me, is more like it. I wish I could get up to your production level :)

I started with five minutes daily. It adds up.

What I need to do is go back, reread, edit, and see what I can make of them.

I am in the same boat. I write and write and write. Proofing, editing and publishing are the big needs I have in my tasks.

You’ve been featured in our weekly curation post Freewrite Favorites at @freewritehouse. Thank you for participating and raising the bar with awesome, creative freewrites! Freewrite On!

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