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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Jan. 2/16


Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of Stream of Consciousness Saturday of 2016! Today’s SoCS prompt will be tomorrow’s Just Jot It January prompt word, so if you want to use it for your JusJoJan post, go right ahead! Without further explanation or pause, here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “pause/paws.”  Use one, use both, use ’em any way you’d like. 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.

52 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Jan. 2/16

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  2. Hello Linda, I would love to participate in streams of consciousness Saturday as one of the challenges that I involve myself in. Is it okay if I jump right into it? My regards, Jacqueline


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  4. Oh, so glad I’ve found your prompts – right up my alley! I look forward to playing next week.


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    though I think it pinged. Wonderful prompt. Fun way to start the new year. Now to go find a sunny window ledge . . .


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  34. Writing my first soc for the year led to a profound realisation – here it is

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  36. Hi! This is my first SoCS post. I was so excited that I’ve forgotten to insert the title (no editing, so I totally forget about it). 🙂 So this is the new link after inserting the title.
    Linda, could you kindly remove the pingback as it doesn’t work after I insert a title. Thanks a lot! 🙂


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  40. This prompt suited my mood and helped me articulate something that’s hard to put into words. Thank you


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