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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 15 hours ago

Hi u/SomebodyNotFamous, this submission has been removed.

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 15 hours ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 17 hours ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 17 hours ago

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Maybe....maybe not. I could just be throwing you off the scent.....or am I?

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12 points · 23 hours ago

You dear santa are amazing.

Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially2 points · 1 day ago

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Hi, WritingPromptians! Welcome to the Wednesday Wildcard!

Did you know we have a writing sprint bot on our Discord?

A sprint? You might ask… and yes! Yes a sprint my dear reader, however, don’t worry you don’t have to get up from your chair for this one.

Come Join our Discord Server and see for yourself! You choose how long you write for, and how soon you want to start, share your starting word count, and rawrbot starts a timer! When time is up it’ll ping you and ask for your word count!

The best part? More than one person can do a sprint! Race against your friends and others, It’s a great way to stay motivated and carve out time just to write.

I’ll admit, when I do sprints they aren’t pretty - and that’s OKAY! I’m writing, my grammar and spelling may not be the best, I refer to my sprints as word vomit, but I’m getting my ideas and thoughts in writing, and can then go back and edit!

So come join us and try a sprint! I’m sure there are a few people who will Join you… Camp NaNo is currently going on afterall!

 

BONUS: Don’t forget we’re looking for mods! APPLY HERE

 


Bonus: Did you know you can help?

You can recommend users for a Spotlight or the Hall of Fame simply by sending us a modmail!

And you can always submit links to exceptional stories over in r/bestofWritingPrompts!

Keep up the good work, everyone!


Do you have any suggestions for good "did you know" topics? Comment below!


Did you know...?

We have a chatroom? | We have a [PI] and a [CC] tag? | We have a wiki? | We have an /r/bestofWritingPrompts subreddit? | We have a [PM] "Prompt Me" tag? | We have an [RF] tag? | There are book readings every Thursday on our Discord? | The Reddit redesign includes a "fancy-pants" editor that makes writing stories much easier? | Did you know we have user Spotlights and a Hall of Fame?



Wednesday Wild Card Schedule

Post Description
Week 1: Q&A Ask and answer question from other users on writing-related topics
Week 2: Workshop / Guides Tips and challenges for improving your writing skills. New: Subscriber user guides!
Week 3: Did You Know? Useful tips and information for making the most out of the WritingPrompts subreddit
Week 4: Flash Fiction Challenge Compete against other writers to write the best 100-300 word story
Week 5: Bonus Special activities for the rare fifth week. Mod AUAs, Get to Know A Mod, and more!

[Archive]

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err Ok. That sounds useful.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 day ago

Goes to look how many Times TA has sprinted in the last week

Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 1 day ago

Hi u/ExceedinglyGayWombat, this submission has been removed.

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 2 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 2 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 3 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 3 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 3 days ago

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Writers Spotlight


We rely on you amazing members to help us find the next spotlight, so please! Be on the lookout for the next person you’d like to see in this post, and let us know HERE.


Bilgebum is this week's spotlight writer. You can ask them a question by tagging them with "/u/Bilgebum" in your comment. Take a look at their subreddit: r/nonsenselocker . Check them out!


How is a spotlight chosen? If you find a writer who hasn’t been in the limelight yet, has multiple decent entries (at least 6 or more) over the past few months, and you think deserves a spotlight, send us a modmail with your recommendation! We’ll add them to the list and with luck, they’ll make it up here.


Past Spotlight Writers


[/u.TA_Accoung_12] - [/u/xacktar] - [/u/subtlesneeze] - [/u/TemporaryPatch] - [/u/Galokot] - [/u/TemporaryPatch] - [/u/ShittyNameCreator]-[/u/m0zark]-[/u/you-are-lovely]-[/u/elfboyah]-[/u/alannawu]-[/u/Potatowithaknife]-[/u/XcessiveSmash]-[/u/Inorai]-[/u/AllHarlowsEve]-[/u/ThreeEyedCrow1]-[/u/PhantomOfZePirates]-[/u/EdgarAllanHobo]-[/u/ecstaticandinsatiate]-[/u/wpscarborough]-[/u/LisWrites]-[/u/CSDouglas]-[/u/It_s_pronounced_gif]-[/u/Becauseisaidsotoo]-[/u/angelbreed]-[/u/apatheticviews]-[/u/Kuroikami]-[/u/EphesosX],and many, many more. Check out the archives!

Spotlight Archive - To highlight the lesser known writers.

Hall of Fame - Our every month spotlight of a selected "Reddit-Famous" WP contributor.


Did you know we have a chatroom? It's open 24/7! Plus, who doesn't enjoy a good ol' word sprint every now and then? Come and Join the Chaos!

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 5 days ago

Hi u/ajblue98, this submission has been removed.

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  • We feel that asking users to write about suicide is harmful. It can be hard to tell if someone's writing fiction or making a cry for help. In the event there's any truth behind this for you or someone you know, we recommend checking out /r/suicidewatch or /r/depression.

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 5 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially-1 points · 5 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 5 days ago

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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 5 days ago

Hi u/normOrdem, this submission has been removed.

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It's Sunday, let's Celebrate!

Welcome to the weekly Free Write Post! As usual, feel free to post anything and everything writing-related. Prompt responses, short stories, novels, personal work, anything you have written is welcome.

External links are allowed, but only in order to link a single piece. This post is for sharing your work, not advertising or promotion. That would be more appropriate to the SatChat.

Please use good judgement when sharing. If it's anything that could be considered NSFW, please do not post it here.

If you do post, please make sure to leave a comment on someone else's story. Everyone enjoys feedback!


This Day In History

The Rosetta Stone, used to unlock understanding of the Egyptian hieroglyph language, was rediscovered by Napoleon's army on this day in 1799.


 

“The inscription is a decree that affirms the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V on the first anniversary of his coronation in 196 BC. The same inscription is written in three different scripts ? Greek, hieroglyphs and demotic Egyptian. It was this Greek inscription that allowed modern scholars to begin to decipher hieroglyphs for the first time. .”

 

― The British Museum

 


Wikipedia Link

*Tom Scott: How The Rosetta Stone Unlocked Hieroglyphics


Looking for more prompts?

Come pay us a visit at /r/promptoftheday! We specialize in image prompts, so you might find something new there that inspires you!

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SatChat! SatChat! Party Time! Excellent!

Welcome to the weekly post for introductions, self-promotions, and general discussion! This is a place to meet other users, share your achievements, and talk about whatever's on your mind.

News

This Week's Suggested Topic

How do you evoke emotion in your stories?

Thanks to u/Xacktar for the great suggestion!

I love stories that make me cry, pull my heart strings, or hate a main character for one reason or another. How do you do this in your stories? What tips can you give others who are having a hard time with this?


Challenge:

Find a prompt, do your best to create 3 emotions within your response. I don’t care what they are - Just make the readers FEEL.


Previous Weeks New to WritingPrompts? Want to find great stories? Check out r/bestofWritingPrompts!

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  • Introductions: Tell us about yourself! Here are some suggested questions:
    • Where do you live (State / Country)?
    • Male, female, other?
    • How long have you been writing?
    • What is your writing motivation?
    • What programs do you use to write?
    • How fast can you type? Try 1 minute on Aesop's fables
    • Want to share a photo? Photo Gallery!
  • Promotions: Anything you want to promote (books, subreddits, podcasts, writing-related websites, or even your social media stuff)
  • Discussions: Nothing to promote? Tell us what's on your mind. We recommend that you do this along with any promotions. If not in your comment, try to chime in on another discussion. Suggested future topics are always welcome!
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  • Off Off Topic Promotions: Don't post links that would be considered outright spam. (So... still no linking to your gambling site).
  • Full Stories: That's more in line with Sunday Free Writes! :)
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Moderator of r/WritingPrompts, speaking officially1 point · 6 days ago

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