Day 752: 5 Minute Freewrite: Monday - Prompt: helmet




NaNoWriMo Writers

So far, these writers decided to participate in this year's NaNoWriMo

Steem nameNaNo Name
@mariannewestLiz M. Brown

I had said at the beginning of the NaNo journey that I would do a little surprise along the way. Today is the day. and @wakeupkitty have been writing their little hearts out!
@wonderwop has been showing up every day to encourage me and some of the other writers.
@wwwiebe has been reading more than just one of us and leaving thoughtful comments.
@owasco has been steadfast in her support as well.

Here you go - 10 SBI for each of you :)

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@kaelci is probably writing day and night. She showed us snippets of her work a couple of times.
@wakeupkitty is not only writing but also reading and commenting - she needs to have some extra SBI for that!!
@iamraincrystal thank you for visiting the writers.
@wandrnrose7 - you always are showing up for us.

Thank all of you with 4 SBI each - believe me, I love to do more but I am not a big earner on this platform :)

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I highly encourage all of you to not just visit the NaNo Writers but also your fellow freewriters!

Make sure to check out the Freewrite House NaNoWriMo fun post!

New opportunities every week!


Scroll down and see what is happening at the Freewrite House!!


Prompt: helmet

  • 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 @freischreiben

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 10 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!!!!

FreeRead is the Thing!!

Have some fun with your stories and read them aloud!! Getting some sweet SBI is a nice bonus!

Author Reading

Check out the Freewrite House for current contests.

What are you waiting for? Rush on over to the Freewrite House!


click on the graphics to enter the Freewrite House


NaNoWriMo - you can still join in!

What is NaNoWriMo?

Write a Novel in a Month
Or some other big project. Like a 50,000 work project.

Many of you might remember last year's November Madness. We had all kinds of fun and pushed each other to write a novel in a month. Some of those are published and available for purchase.

That said, this year, I am a bit burned out and the Freewritehouse supporters are all busy in their own lives.


Last year, we did our push in conjunction with NaNoWriMo - Write a Novel in a Month. NaNoWriMo is well established and supported and it is still time to sign up and use all the goodies and support they have to offer.

Find more information here:


Several of us are going to embark on the journey of writing at least 50,000 words this month. See the beginning of the post for the names of the brave writers. If you decide to join us, you can use the prompt to get you started every day - or not. That is up to you.

Let me know in the comments if you are going to join in and give us the name you are using on the NaNoWriMo site.

I am Liz M. Brown.

Please use the #nanowrimo if you are posting your writing to steem. I will come by as the Freewrite House to give you some upvotes.

I am also going to do some random drops of SBI and Comment Coins to the participants.

Let's have fun this month and do some epic writing!!!

Freewrite Info, Contests, Tips and More


If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.

Here is @snook's excellent tutorial on how to join our freewrite adventure

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 😄

  • brought back the #zapfic contest!! Write a story in 240 characters!

  • @improv is the master of puns! Enter his Punday contest at his profile @improv.

  • @whatisnew - Every Thursday a nature-related photo contest.

Ongoing Contests by supporters of the Freewriters


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.


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 @freischreiben

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


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.



Remember to check your voting power. or use

  • 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


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. You have to go back a bit - as far as August. But it still is all there.

  • 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.

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.


  • @qurator is an initiative to support steemians who post good content. Check the account and discord for more details.


Staying Legal

This is an excellent article by @dmcamera on how to use images legally. A must read!!


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Congratulations to all winners, here is my Monday´s entry.

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Wow! Thank you so much for the surprise! 😊😊

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Oh my! It's a pleasure to read support you all (as much as I can - I can't believe you are doing this) but I had no expectation of getting a return for it, the stories are the reward. Nevertheless THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Sorry to keep revisiting my same-old same-old, but my sister from Germany was here, and my dad after all these decades roared in anger with fists raised, nostrils flaring, about our sister Julie, Iowa Cold Case
and I had said "I give up," after what happened with the French journalist a few months ago, but seeing my dad's anger so raw and so visceral, I realized I am not done. I don't want to endanger others, but I will never let the lying cops/minister/whoever keep getting away with this "Silence the Witnes" Sh^t.

Ignore me at will!

It won't stop me from posting, but I'm not making anyone read this.
Call Me 'The Torrent'


Do keep posting about it! Your sister deserves to have someone caring enough to want to find out.


Thanks Marianne!
I may wear it out (the murdered sister theme), but it is what it is.

That was very kind of you and I admire you ALL so much for this commitment. I hope one day I can participate!

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You don't have to wear a cape to be a hero. #mariannewest

You are too generous @mariannewest, you do so much for us. Love you! 💕 Debbie's getting jealous!!! 😁

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Ditto that!
Your support of others is exemplary and inspiring, Marianne!
And all who read, upvote, resteem, comment on, and support freewriters -
and deliver prompts -
and all the brave NaNoWriMo writers, you go!!!!!

Du wurdest als Member von @investinthefutur gevotet!

I used the helmet and even twice. Let's say the first part is a freewrite with more as one tag used to catch up with you all, the second part is the story I continue and together it is #nanowrimo.

Happy day to the (free) writers. 💕

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