Free Style Writing Challenge

I have been nominated by Controversial Cook to do a free style writing challenge.

So here are Rules I had to follow (copied from AdiC’s) :

  1. Open an MS Word document
  2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
  3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
  4. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
  5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
  6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
  7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
  8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

I was given 5 minutes to write an answer to this intriguing question asked by Controversial Cook: If women came from Venus and men from Mars why didn’t they stay where they were instead of coming to Earth to bother sweet creatures such as little butterflies and similar peaceful native earthly beasts?

So this is what I wrote in 5 minutes:

In answer to this question, I think it’s because humans are inquisitive beings, both men and women. We love to explore and discover new places. Anyway both planets, as far as scientists know, are inhabitable and cannot sustain human life. However, humans have lived for god knows how many years on planet Earth, and had evolved and adapted to new environments and conditions. That’s pretty amazing really.

Maybe the women from Venus and men from Mars saw the beauty of the Earth and were bored by the unsustainable environments they lived in somehow (I don’t know where this is going!)

Moving on, humans have adapted to the conditions on Earth, unfortunately at the expense of beautiful creatures, which has led to the extinction of thousands of species with many more to come in the near future.

I guess as a human race, we are taught to fend for ourselves, which animals do as well I suppose. But humans are greedy, and always look for more than they really need. We have fat cats who are just constantly looking for more ways to make money, and make themselves feel more than comfortable for the rest of their lives.

No. of words = 197 words

I now nominate the following five bloggers to write for 5 minutes (or 10 if they wish) about Fat Cats.



Running While Fat


Only Coffee is Real


Good luck!

Happy reading and blogging,


Many thanks,
Clare Bear


6 thoughts on “Free Style Writing Challenge

      • It will include part of the content that I’ve put in my main website and some posts of this blog. Up to now I’ve only published fiction books on amazon kindle but because of my style of illustration and the titles that I’ve given to them people immediately think that mine are children books, which is not exactly true since they are allegorical and philosophical works rendered in fantasy. Therefore I’ve decided to do one non fiction and title it: “Meditations of a Controversial Cook. It will be a bit like a sitcom on food and cookery and other matters. This time I will also publish it free for at least three months on amazon because I found out that is the only way to promote my work so that in that way people will see the other works that I’ve done too. Besides it will not have an illustration of mine in the cover but a photo of Dean Martin cooking spaghetti whose copyright I’ve bought it from the Getty Museum so that people will see straight away that it’s not a children book.

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      • That’s cool that you’ve self-published ebooks on Amazon, I didn’t know that you could do that!
        As the saying goes, ‘Never judge a book by its cover’
        An example of a book that looks like a children’s one, and even reads like one, is Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


      • Yes publishing in Amazon is very easy and doesn’t cost anything. You also get 70% of royalties instead of 10 to 15 % of when you publish with a commercial publisher. The difficult part is the promotion, if you don’t promote it nobody will see it in the internet but if you give away one for free for the first three months you get a lot of downloads and in that way you get promotion and you are known worldwide. Besides after three months you get some money too from a communal amazon fund so in reality you are not giving it for free. You can also publish it in paper with amazon Createspace if you like and it cost little because after you publish it you can order as many copies as you like even one at the time, while if you do it privately with a publisher you must order hundreds of copies.
        This is my amazon page with my books
        The last one The Lioness Pastry cook is a novel a musical and an epic poem in rhymes at the same time. As you can see the titles and the images give the impression of being children books when in fact they are books for people of all reading ages that tackle social and environmental problem with humour and hidden philosophy.
        Thanks for reminding me of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I will download it in my kindle tomorrow. I knew of it but I had forgotten all about it.

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