It started to rain on Southern California. As you might know, that is a great joy for us and also a great worry. While we need the rain, often, it floods and we scramble to keep everything safe. Supposedly, we are going to have 5 days of rain! That is more than we sometimes have in a whole year. I am also getting better every day. This thing hung on for a long time. I am just still low on energy but am hoping to be back to normal any day now.
The reason I am telling you about the rain is that I owe you a whole lot of Freewritehouse housekeeping. Hopefully, today is the day. In the meantime, enjoy the ZapFic contest by @felt.buzz. Find it in the Freewrite community and shared to the freewritehouse.
When you post through the community, you will need to resteem your post to show up on your blog. You have to resteem from the community. In the future, private communications will be possible through the communities and only what we chose to resteem will appear on our Steem profile
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Make sure and scroll down and see what is happening at the Freewrite House!!
Prompt: nail polish
- Set your timer for 5 minutes
- Start writing
- Use the hashtag #freewrite
- 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.
- 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 @freiesschreiben
If you like this and want more people to come out and play - resteem!
Also, I would love it if you all check out each others #freewrite and spread some love :)
Comments on each other's freewrite is the stuff our community is made off. I found out through some of you that a comment coin exists now. That initiative is still in its beginning phase, but I am excited about it. I have enough coins now to get the rewards for you started!!
- You earn a coin by leaving a good comment.
- When you have 80 cc (comment coins) you can reward your comments with a coin. Simply add cc as one of your tags.
- We also have coins at the Freewritehouse and will start to give some away as prices.
For more info, check out @commentcoin. I hope we all will be able to reward each other soon!!.
Watch this space for Freewrite House News!!!!
ZapFic by @felt.buzz
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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
Drawing/Comic Contest by @organduo: Pinky And Spiky Drawing Contest
@rycharde has nonsense writing contest every other week
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 - and many are suffering.
I know that we can't change the country or help all that are suffering, 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.
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
Sunday through Friday, @isarmoewe is publishing the Freewrite prompt in German. A lovely community is already forming. Find the prompt at /@freiesschreiben
Please visit her blogs and tell all your German friends!
Many of the Freewrite House Contests will be in German, Spanish, and English. Check @freewritehouse
- If your vote is below 0.06 - this is a must read by @thedarkhorse. It is based 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.
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. You have to go way back - as far as August. But it still is all there.
- 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 Check out their profile for more info.
- @qurator is an initiative to support steemians who post good content. Check the account and discord for more details.
@quarotor is sponsoring us at the @freewritehous
Remember, we have our own room in the Isle of Write Discord! Join us now!!!
art and flair courtesy of @PegasusPhysics
Join us for the daily 5 - Minute Freewrite. Check my profile for a new prompt every day.
All images are my own unless otherwise cited.
We now have a community!! Join the Freewriters!
- Steempeak and Steemit have a community tab - click on it.
- Go to explore communities
- Join the Freewriters
- Post your Freewrite through the community if you wish.
We curate Freewriters through the FreewriteHouse and through the Freewriters Community accounts!
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Animation By @zord189
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