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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 21/16


Friday kinda crept up on me this week. How about you? Anyway, it’s here and so is your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I haven’t been around much this week–keeping busy with editing, with hopes of publishing something next month–but I plan to get caught up this weekend on all your SoCS and One-Liner Wednesday posts. For now, here’s the prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “brake/break.” Use one, use them both, but whatever you do, enjoy!

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 May 21/16

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  2. Nothing like posting a completed on Saturday SoC post at 5:30 am on Wednesday morning. I’m broke. I need a break. And a donut.


    • It was worth the wait, my dear. Hope you got your donut. 🙂


      • This week I cheated — just published my scream of unconscious now. I haven’t got a time difference to blame. These days, if it’s done, and I don’t hit publish, well, it might sit as a draft until it catches a cold from the draft and needs a draft beer to . . . shut up, lol.
        I have a Friday song for you — I’ll post it in the comments for THIS week’s SoCS. If I can find where I put the YouTube url.
        And, instead of a donut, I had a mocha chip cappuccino muffin. Most of your participants can’t be this nuts. 🙂


        • Most? No. Some? Yes. Me included at times. 🙂
          Sometimes the post is better to get over and done with, I agree! 🙂 We’ll pretend you’re on a different continent, shall we? 😀


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  9. Linda G – You may not have time to get through all 1500+ words (Gasp! 2,000+?!? Really? LOL) – But if hard for you to make it through my SoCS full of nicotine addict blog, PUHLEASE! scroll down and read the last paragraph of post!! Cuz I so Appreciate You, Your Creativity and Craft! 🙂


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  19. Thanks for keeping at it even though you had a busy week. You are an inspiration to us all.

    Jenny Young


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  27. This looks like so much fun. I’m going to be joining in next week.


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