Here are words that don't quite form a story. I'm typing them because I'm compelled to write for six minutes a day as a creative warm-up. If I don't, I get antsy; my palms sweat, my skin itches, I hallucinate. Ok, that's not entirely true, but I do enjoy this activity, and I find that it really helps me "prime the engine" for a more focused day. I work at a radio station, and my job is to write scripts for those goofy things you hear between songs that identify the station. It helps to have a good cup of coffee and six minutes of raw creative output, and I find that the prompts help a whole heck of a lot because I typically achieve better results when I have some structure to my otherwise frantic life. This is the longest I've ever stuck with a daily writing exercise, and I see marked improvement in my writing, especially in the area of quickly transferring words from my brain to the screen. It's the one part of writing that I've struggled with the most, because I'm a chronic self-editor. I go back before I even have a full idea out and immediately critique what I've written, and it prevents me from ever establishing a decent flow. Because of the timed nature of this site, I've learned to stop worrying and love the typo. Actually, I still do edit typos, but I don't fret as much about tense and structure when I'm in the process of creating, because I find it's better to get the ideas out first and then clean up my mistakes later.

Thanks for the site! I love it.


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Galen over 11 years ago

Hot damn! We're glad to be a contributor to your artistic growth!! We leave Friday's prompt blank to allow a [hopefully] cathartic freewrite. Check out the #fridayflash hashtag on twitter for the other reason. :)

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Blank Prompt

Freeform prompt. Every Friday, writers face a blank page without any prompt. They write whatever they want in six minutes or less.
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