It’s no secret that we’re natural storytellers. All I have to do to confirm this within myself is remember the amount of lying I did as a child. I don’t know where these stories came from, but they made life more interesting for a girl with too much imagination and not enough stimulation. Of course, a lot of the lying had to do with avoiding punishment for various softball crimes, such as eating too many cookies after school or pinching my sister’s arm, but the majority of it was just stories that popped into my head; stories that I made reality.
As I got older, I outgrew the lying, but in its place grew the short stories about alien invasion which I wrote in my father’s garage, where the sole family computer resided, screen glowing an eerie green in the fading light. These transformed into mysterious graveyards at night and introspective pieces about the nature of grief. I believe firmly in my heart that my penchant for fiction was something I acquired before I can remember, back when I told little white lies just to see what I could come up with.
Also–not lying here–before you press the “Post” button, be sure to review the submission guidelines. If you’ve found some other yeah write writers you dig, why not ask them to be your writing partner? Everyone needs another set of eyes to point out the typos, content errors, and ungainly phraseologies in our posts. Speaking of phraseologies…
Who stole the cheddar?
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. Mmm…cheddar. In case that’s not enough to get you going:
New inspiration for you
Prompt up is our optional weekly writing prompt for the fiction|poetry challenge! Here’s how it works: we choose a sentence prompt from last week’s winning nonfiction post and announce it in the kickoff. It’s your job to use that prompt as the first sentence in your poem or story and then run with it. The prompt is just a springboard, though: feel free to keep it as your first sentence, move it, change it, or float down it to other territories.
Donna-Louise’s crowd-fave winning essay on voice brings you this Prompt Up: It’s such an odd thing to lose.
February poetry slam: Spenserian sonnets
When we think of sonnets, Shakespeare usually comes to mind. But The Bard isn’t the only one to play with the form. This month we’re revisiting sonnets, but with a twist. We’ll be writing our 14 lines Edmund Spenser-style. Look for Rowan’s post on Monday for more details.
Did you take attend this year’s Storyteller’s Summit? Our very own Michelle talked all about how communities like yeah write can help propel your writing forward. If you were there, we’d love to know what you thought! Leave us a comment or swing by the coffeehouse and give us the scoop.
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Yeah write #251 fiction|poetry writing challenge is open for submissions!
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