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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS April 5/14

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It’s Friday again, and time for the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Stream of Consciousness writing is a great way to open up your mind and allow your thoughts to gently land upon the page. Ask yourself the question, “What is something I care about? If I was sitting with a friend over coffee or tea, what would I like to talk about?” Then write a sentence and let the rest flow. You’ll be amazed at what comes out! The prompt can help get you started.

This week, the prompt is ‘do’ or ‘don’t.’ Write about any subject at all, but make it about something you feel strongly about doing or avoiding; whether it’s yourself or others, it doesn’t matter.

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at the prompt page in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post!

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people will come and read your post! The way to ping back, is to just copy and paste the URL of my post somewhere on your post. Then your URL will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. For example, in your post you can copy and past the following: “This post is part of SoCS: (https://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/socs-stream-of-consiousness-saturday-the-rules/)” Also, you can come here and link your post in the comments. The most recent comments will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

18 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS April 5/14

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  5. I jumped right in & wrote exactly what was on my mind . . . no editing, so probably al over the place, but enjoyed the exercise!! Looiking firward to next week’s prompt 🙂 So here you go:
    http://windchimesanddreamcatchers.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/i-dont-want-to-be-my-like-my-mother-in-law-stream-of-consciousness-saturday-prompt/

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  7. Hi guys, I am back again but this weeks post is a bit of a hard one especially if you are a survivor of abuse. It might trigger: http://riverflowing572.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/socs-04-april-2014-do-not-attention.html but I deal again with my own past experiences of abuse and I had to get it of my chest. Hope all of you are ok and Hi Weebitwordy, nice to meet you.

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  8. Ooh this is interesting- and perfect timing! I was just humming and hawing over what my wee Saturday post should be about. Thanks for the inspiration Linda 🙂

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