The perfect storm
Have you ever had a time in your life that was the perfect storm? When the flame under your work heated up just as your social commitments grew exponentially until suddenly you’re up working until midnight and evaluating the life choices that brought you to this sleepless moment?
That time is now. Life is full. Full of good things, but full nonetheless.
Speaking of good things, we’ll be at Long Beach Comic Con September 12-13. If you’re there, make sure you hunt us down at our booth and drop in on our panel, The Future of Digital Storytelling.
While we’re on the subject, make sure you check out The Only Living Boy. Author David Gallaher and illustrator Steve Ellis teamed up to create an unforgettable adventure story. We’ll be interviewing David the week after Long Beach Comic Con, and Steve is graciously providing the prizes for our on-site microstory contest.
Moderation returns September 20
Though it’s been a nice summer break, it’s time to dust off your school supplies, as we’ll be back in session pretty soon. Moderation will be back on, so make sure you bring us nothing but your absolute best. If you need to take a minute during study hall, review the submission guidelines before we hit the books.
Meet our members
Yeah write is a 100% volunteer run organization, and we couldn’t do what we do without the support of some amazing members. Why don’t you swing by and see who they are? While you’re there, give them a big thank you, or maybe a hug. And if you’re so inclined, consider becoming a member yourself.
Is there anybody out there?
The optional prompt above can serve as inspiration for your fiction or poetry. Use the question word for word in your story or poem, or just answer it. A shout into the void or a simple hullo will suffice. Already have a different story thought up? No problem! Use the prompt only if you need it.
Oh so lonely
Need a bit more? This month we’re starting a new focus on fiction and poetry slam. For this month’s focus on fiction, we’ll be embarking on the hero’s journey with the monomyth. In the poetry corner we’ll be exploring the Japanese art of tanka.
Still drawing a blank? You can also find writing exercises in the coffeehouse to get things started. You’ll notice we moved it to a Facebook group: much easier access and interact!
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Yeah write #229 fiction|poetry writing challenge is open for submissions!
Basic yeah write guidelines: 750 word limit; your entry can be dated no earlier than this past Sunday; fiction or poetry only.
How to submit and fully participate in the challenge:
1. In the sidebar of this week’s post, please grab the code beneath the fiction|poetry badge and paste it into the HTML view of your entry
2. Follow the Inlinkz instructions after clicking “add your link” to upload your entry to this week’s challenge grid
3. Your entry should appear immediately on the grid if you don’t receive an error message
4. Please make the rounds to read all the entries in this week’s challenge
5. Consider turning off moderated comments and CAPTCHA on your own blog
This summer all our grids are unmoderated, which means submissions meeting the basic guidelines will be published Thursday on yeah write. Those entries will be open to a popular vote with the winner celebrated on Friday.
Thank you for sharing with us your hard work! Good luck in the challenge…