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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 5/16


Friday’s here! Time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt!  You know, using exclamation marks has become a bad habit for me. But it seems like every time I don’t use them when making some kind of declaration of “like,” I sound dull and unenthusiastic. It bothers me, so I’m going to try to stop. If I seem unenthusiastic, you’ll know why. 😛 Hey, there are always emojis, right? 😀 (Note: I’m not changing the bulk of this copied post; there are plenty of exclamation marks below. :/ ) Here’s this week’s prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “novel.” Use it any way you’d like. 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 our new 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!!

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. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

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.

59 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 5/16

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  3. Hi Linda, lovely prompt and it made go hunting for my novel in progress. Hope all you dear bloggers like it.


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  6. It’s been a few challenging days now that I’m back at work. I’ve had less time to write and I’m tired when I get home after a 2 month medical leave. Unsurprising but well. I contributed today instead of yesterday 😉


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  8. This prompt made me go hunting for my novel-in-progress. And I found (some of) it!


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  10. Hello, Linda, my post came out late ‘cos I was out all yesterday and shut down my system. I indulged in some old novelty 😉 Have a great Sunday.

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  14. My ping back failed so here is my link. Thank you please come and comment. x


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  34. Hello This is the second time I’ve joined in It is 11.39 pm so I will come and join you all in the morning. Good night I can’t wait to read them all. 👀👅💋


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  37. I’m in! oops, I’m in. No exclamations. How about no emojis, too?


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  39. I try to avoid emjos, and emotions on any kind. Ya right :]: !


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  41. Great prompt for this Linda, thank you.
    I must admit to being over fond of the exclamation mark too! 🙂


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