Five Minute Friday

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So, here’s the skinny: every Friday for going on four years now hundreds of people have joined a kind of writing flash mob over here.

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We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here starting at 10pm EST on Thursday night and all through Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party).

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.

You can meet them over here on our Five Minute Friday Facebook page.

Your words. This shared feast.

It’s easy to join in, just:

  1. Check what the prompt is on my blog.
  2. Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.
  3. {And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post}
  4. Link over here and invite friends to join in.
  5. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url www.lisajobaker.com but your post url www.lisajobaker.com/2012/07/five-minute-friday-2/ }
  6. Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of my Five Minute Friday post enter your link.
  7. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky.
  8. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky.
  9. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!

Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

Five Minute Friday

 

31 Jul 2014

Five Minute Friday {my last week hosting}: Begin

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24 Jul 2014

Five Minute Friday: Finish {Announcing a passing of the baton}

Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker

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17 Jul 2014

When the storms come, keep writing

Daisies via lisajobaker

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10 Jul 2014

Five Minute Friday: Belong

Girl friends at Hilton Head Island

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26 Jun 2014

Five Minute Friday: Lost

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19 Jun 2014

Because your story matters more than your stats

RELEASE

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12 Jun 2014

Five Minute Friday: Messenger

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05 Jun 2014

Five Minute Friday: Hands

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29 May 2014

Five Minute Friday: Nothing

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