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.

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

 

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What to do with the broken bits and pieces of your story

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03 Apr 2014

Five Minute Friday: Writer

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27 Mar 2014

You guys I need you today in a BIG, BIG way!

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21 Mar 2014

Five Minute Friday: Joy

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14 Mar 2014

Five Minute Friday: Crowd

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07 Mar 2014

How to get the first 3 chapters of my book for free #SurprisedByMotherhood

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28 Feb 2014

How to choose what’s important today

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21 Feb 2014

Five Minute Friday: Small

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13 Feb 2014

How to get more passion in your life

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