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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct 3/15


Welcome everyone to the Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. It’s been a bit of a strange week, full of inspiration and unexpected events. I have lots to write about! When I have time, I’ll get at it. In the meantime, on with the prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “expect/unexpected.”  Use either or both words in your post, or simply base your idea on 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.

58 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct 3/15

  1. This is fantastic. I absolutely adore freewriting. Love practicing it and love reading it–people’s voices emerge so beautifully from it.


  2. I did manage to write something on time, but then the “unexpected” caught me again and I did not get back to comment. This prompt is easy and uncluttered. See me here:


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  12. Hi Linda! Thanks so much for the prompt and organising this challenge! I have’t taken part for some time. I’m gradually getting back to my blogging routine after the summer break and my last book launch. Looking forward to reading some of the other entries.


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  24. I have got to get back into this. The prompt is great and I plan to do it, but… Where does the time go?


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  30. Not unexpectedly, I bambled as you would expect.
    Had a lot of fun! Ready for Trivia games now. Thanks!


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  33. I may have broken a few rules here but here’s my stream of consciousness


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  37. Hopefully that’s strange good and not strange bad. Thanks for the prompt! Hoping I’ll have time to do it this weekend.


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