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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 3, 2021

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It’s Friday, and time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. I’ll post an update later on Alex. Thanks so much for all your good wishes! Here’s your prompt for this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with who/whom” Begin your post with either “who” or “whom” and go from there. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here to 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 beautiful 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!!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

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. I will post the prompt here on my blog every 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 will simply be a single word to get you 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 all of them! 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 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 April 3, 2021

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  34. Stream of Consciousness Saturday 👌

    Who we are isn’t defined by the content of our wallets or the cars we drive. How big our bank balance is, not the house we live in or job we do. Men wearing underwear with another man’s name on them. The upgraded society chasing its own tail in the rat race. The things we own begin owning us and we end up buying things we don’t need to impress people we don’t like.

    https://lindaghill.com/category/stream-of-consciousness-saturday/

    Not sure if I have done this right but it is my first attempt

    #SoCS

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    • Nicely done! And I do agree–material things say far less about who we are than our actions do.
      You can certainly write your stream of consciousness here in the comments, but most people write their SoCS post on their blog and leave a link here in the comments so others go to visit them.
      Thanks so much for joining in! 😀

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  35. “Who Goes There? To Whom am I speaking?” (did I remember it right? Or write it wrong, once again? I guess I missed this section of English instruction…..)

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    • Quick tip: if there’s a preposition in front of it (like “to”), it’s probably “whom.” 😀 So yes, you got it right.

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      • THANK YOU!!!! Why on EARTH, after all these YEARS! do I have to listen to so many with degrees, published writers, etc., and NO ONE ever gave me that little ‘rule’ to make it easy to remember! Oh, thank and bless the heavens above for YOU! Really! This is one of my ‘things’ that I think, “Sure, to some, I’ll sound like an idiot, but no one has explained it well/the rule to follow without boring me to death and confusing me more!” – – I’m so BLESSED by you, and well, you’ll laugh – I once sat through an hour and half debate in a writers group discussing the pros/cons of the Oxford Comma and I STILL didn’t know what the Oxford Comma was – fortunately, for me, I asked the ? publicly on Facebook and a public, K-12 school librarian who is also my friend, said, “This is what it refers to” in short order – – To me? All I have to really do is risk looking like an absolute fool while asking, and always, I’m blessed by someone who says, “Oh, forget all that extra stuff, here’s the rule” – Thank you!!! And hope that Alex has some relief and you have some answers by now – I spent Good Friday and Easter of 2007 in the hospital with my mother, awaiting answers and worrying about tests and what they might mean – – may you get good news, answers and relief – this weekend! ❤

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        • Thanks, my dear. He does seem to be doing better.
          At the risk of complicating the who/whom thing, that rule isn’t the be-all and end-all of rules on the subject. The one that is is whether or not the “who(m)” refers to she/he or her/him. Using the masculine is easier because who goes with he and whom goes with him. (The “m”s ending both words go together.)
          Whom shall I go with? I’ll go with him. (I’ll go with he doesn’t work, so “whom” is correct.)
          But if you turn the question around, the preposition still works:
          With whom shall I go? I’ll go with him.
          Another example:
          Whom does this belong to? (To whom does this belong?) It belongs to him. (not he)
          Who is that guy? He is … (not him is) (Plus, there’s no way you can get a preposition around that question.)
          Confused again yet? If so, sorry. Just remember the preposition thing and you’ll likely be fine. 😛
          And if I haven’t confused you more, you’re welcome. Haha!

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          • You haven’t – apparently I was educated and trained even though I never realized it – every example you listed made perfect sense to me and sounded ‘stupid’ if I said it another way – but, sigh – just like whether one uses the Oxford Comma or not – there are those who get more wrapped up in reading/writing/saying perfectly and for me? Well – To Whom I am writing and those who wish to read my writing, well – they either tag along through my typos & grammar errors, as well as my tangents, or they do not – thanks for always ‘tagging along’ – – LOL

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            • Haha! Yeah, that’s okay. I don’t talk about grammar and I especially don’t criticize anyone’s grammar unless I’m asked to. Always happy to help if asked, though! I fix grammar for a living now that I’m an editor. My blog is my spot where I don’t always follow the rules either. 😀

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  36. Dang, now I have to figure out which one to use…#@&$*$! grammar 🙂

    I hope you’re having a better day and I hope Alex is getting better.

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