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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept 19/15


It’s Friday again! That means it’s time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt! I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about routines – we love ’em, we get stuck in ’em; it’s hard to decide whether they’re good or bad sometimes. Anyhow, here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “route/root.”  Use one, use both, use them as they are, or add something to them. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use the SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

SoCS badge 2015

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,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. 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. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

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

51 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept 19/15

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  2. Here’s mine, a bit late. Now I have to get busy and read every one else’s!


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  5. I was working yesterday so I’m only posting this today. To be fair I had the idea though not the details. The prompt was the perfect tie in and it helped me just let it go and write. Thanks for that.


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  10. Sounds like fun – I’m a little late for this week’s prompt but maybe next week!


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  13. I didn’t know what to write about this week, until I read a freaking Buzzfeed article about Common Core math. Then it just came pouring out. Weird…


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  32. Lol
    Me too and I love it.


  33. I’ve found I’m stuck in a routine where every week I write one of these SoCS. It’s probably bad for me, but it’s one of those habits that are hard to break.

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    • How can expressing your thoughts be bad for you? To quote Shrek, “Better out than in, I always say.”
      Now if you’re talking about having to be on the computer every Saturday, that’s definitely a terrible thing… You should be going to your Blogaholics Anonymous meetings instead. 😉

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      • If you’re being interrogated by the cops and you really did it, I think expressing your thoughts could be bad for you. Or if you’re a North Korean, and you think Kim Jong un looks stupid and fat, expressing your thoughts could be bad for you. All kinds of other scenarios are coming to my mind. Wait a sec. I think I’m doing stream of consciousness right now.


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