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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS July 5/14


First, to my American friends, Happy 4th of July! I hope your day is filled with family, friends and fireworks. Second, today’s prompt will have nothing to do with Independence Day, but extra points to you if you can figure out how to connect the two. For this Saturday’s Stream of Consciousness post, I’d like to give you a word that might not seem at first as though there are many places you can take it. But give it a little thought. There’s more to it than meets the eye.

This week’s prompt word is “body.” Do with it whatever comes to mind, and don’t forget – it doesn’t have to be non-fiction. Have fun!

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. Don’t hesitate to join in!

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 paste the following: This post is part of SoCS:  The most recent pingbacks 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.

37 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for SoCS July 5/14

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  4. Done! I love this and look forward to it each week…off to read everyone’s entries now!


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  7. Linda I have entered my SoCS , having read yours I hope mine is not too trite or selfish.


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  9. Reblogged this on The Good Lifestyler.


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  14. Thank you for this. I love that this challenge is unplanned, unedited raw writing


  15. true stream of consciousness I think: Written this morning 20 min before I had to go to work 🙂


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  21. Not sure why my pingback didn’t appear, so here’s the link to my post:


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  25. well thanks for the wishes for a happy 4th of july – and I also wanted to say I hope you have a nice summer – I am on hiatus form blogging – but wanted you to know – one of my goals when I return is to try and check out your blog more often – I do not always have the chance – but a few of the posts that I did enjoy this spring were so enjoyable – anyhow, have a nice summer – and keep doing what you do…. ❤


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  29. Sorry, Hit post instead of draft when I was done. I was in the stream…at least I’m not late…;)


  30. How could any body refuse this challenge!


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