Day 996: 5 Minute Freewrite: Monday - Prompt: politician


As you know, many of the freewriters have moved to Hive, most notably the ones that had helped to keep the Freewriters community free of spammers. In the past, I banned a lot of them since the community was designed to be a place for freewriters who use the prompt for their writing to meet and to support each other.
I don't mind so much when others join in, but sadly, there are many on Steem who are spammers and plagiarists. I don't have the time to check on everyone. Instead, I am going to add a list to the prompt of true freewriters.
I will update the list as I see more names. To make it easy on me, leave a link with your freewrite in the comments of this post - if it truly is a freewrite...
@wonderwop, @uthus2k, @owasco, @freedomtowrite, @thegreatdayne, @wakeupkitty, @isgledysduarte, @freedompoint, @toufiq777,@victoriaxl, @estoesundiario,

Please support the true freewriters with your comments and upvotes.
Originally, I was going to drop posting the prompt to Steem after Day 1000. But we still have a nice little group of writers here. So, I will keep posting and leave enough SP in my account that my vote makes a little bit of a difference. If any of the mentioned above are interested in moderating the community, let me know.

Freewrite on!


The Freewrite House has moved mostly to Hive. I will still publish the prompt here. Join the Freewrite House fun on Hive

There will be a big contest for Day 1000 - but it is only @freewritehouse on Hive.

If you joined Steem after the split and need a Hive account, let me know...


Prompt: politician

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

    Copy and paste your URL into the comment section of the prompt post.

  • Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.

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Freewrite Info, Tips and More


If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.

Here is @snook's excellent tutorial on how to join our freewrite adventure

And @improv's input:

Two things I do a little differently. I just type "timer" into google and it pops up a 5-minute timer. I also type directly into steemit. I also rarely use a photo, don't I? So that's three things.

Please read, comment and vote (if you have voting power) on each others freewrites as much as you can. Especially if you are new to the platform, you will be surprised how many friendships are formed by reading and commenting on each other's work!


Writing help

    • A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link
    • Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.
    • A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link
    • I found this app through @emwalker. Use it regularly and it will help you type faster and more accurately. [10 fast fingers](
    • If you know of other helpful tools or people, please share with us!
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    Staying Legal

    This is an excellent article by @dmcamera on how to use images legally. A must read!!

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Comments 5

Hey, this is my first time writing for the daily prompts!
Comments on how to improve my grammar, vocabulary and punctuation are welcome!! I'm always willing to improve!

Thanks @mariannewest for encouraging us to be a little more creative every day! :)

13.07.2020 15:42

This is my entry for the Freewrite Prompt.
Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

Thank you for the Freewrite Info and Tips.

I have joined Steem very recently and require your guidance for being a part of Hive.

Thanks again😊

14.07.2020 02:25

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