Yeah write is good for your health

We’ve already shared this article¬†on our twitter feed (which you’re all following right? RIGHT?) but I think it’s such a good one that I’m going to share it here, too. In a nutshell, since I still want you to read it, studies have shown that writing one’s life experiences and editing the narrative can have a positive impact and lead to powerful changes.

Yeah write has always been about giving writers who blog a place to showcase their work and gain exposure that they might otherwise not get. The nonfiction grid especially offers a place to write those narratives, offering a place to examine life, see how others view your experiences via their comment feedback and work on those writing skills. It seems we promote good mental health, too. Who knew?

Yeah write observes Daylight Saving Time

One of the few things I think are great about living on the east coast of the United States is that I’m in the same time zone as all the times published by yeah write, thus saving me much aggravation trying to convert all the times to another zone.

Please take note that this week we have sprung forward. If you’re in a time zone that doesn’t participate in this clock-changing nonsense, please grab your phone and find out what the time difference is so you don’t miss a grid opening or voting closure. Here’s what Google tells me: Eastern Daylight Time is UTC/GMT -4 hours.

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Just the basics

Don’t think that because you skipped down to this section I’m not going to suggest you read the weekly kickoff post from yesterday. Every week should start out with a kickoff post. Go read it!

Today the grid opens for our nonfiction writing challenge. There is a limit of 500 words plus 100 words grace. The nonfiction challenge closes Wednesday at 9:59 p.m. US Eastern. Voting opens one hour later for both our readers and our editorial staff. On Friday, we will publish editorial picks and announce the popular vote winner.

The ultimate question: whose side are you on?

Our microstories challenge requires participants to answer the ultimate question in exactly 42 words. The nonfiction challenge uses that same question as an optional prompt. If you’re stuck on what to write about, maybe try mulling over the question and see where it leads you.

The yeah write #204 weekly writing challenge is open for nonfiction: personal essays, creative opinion, mostly true stories based on actual events. You can check out the submission guidelines and join us with your essay using the link below.