Playing to strengths

I’m not really good at being a substitute. I never quite know what I’m doing and there really isn’t time to figure it out or, more appropriately, stress and build anxiety about it while procrastinating. I just don’t have the capability to make a mountain out of a molehill as I’m wont to do.

Luckily for you, my nonfiction friends, this is the last week you’re stuck with me opening the grid because our new nonfiction editor will be starting next week [arm flail]! She’s a seasoned storyteller, teacher, and editor. If you missed her last go round at yeah write, you’re in for a real treat. And if you were here in the olden days (okay, like two years ago?), then you’ll remember how fantastically funny, charming, and insightful she is.

I’m absolutely thrilled to tell you that Cindy Reed will be back on board starting next week. Stay tuned! Tell your friends!

Yeah write super challenge #2

The first round of super challenge #2 is almost complete! Our participants are currently biting their nails down to the quick in anticipation of the results while our judges put the finishing touches on their scores. Wish them good luck in the comments! They deserve it!

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Nonfiction know-how: tension

For this month’s nonfiction know-how we’re going to focus on tension. There are two basic reasons that people continue reading a thing they’ve started. One is that they’re curious about something, and the other is that they’re worried about something. Curiosity is a large part of what drives humorous writing; worry is what drives suspenseful writing. I’ll let Rowan tell you the rest.

Want more info?

Is this your first time here? Check out Sunday’s post which kicked off the week here at yeah write. Our email subscribers can also join us in the yeah write coffeehouse at its home on Facebook. If you’ve never taken the time to read them, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our submission guidelines. The rules are a little different for each of our challenges and we’d hate to have to send back great writing on a technicality.

Did you happen to end up here because you suddenly saw yeah write in your stats? Sometimes members of our community spot excellent writing and they send those posts on over to us. We hope you don’t mind. Take a look around and get to know our community. We’re sure you’ll be happy here.

Have questions you can’t find the answer to by poking around the site? Email us or find us on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll happily help you out.


How to submit and fully participate in the challenge

Basic yeah write guidelines: 1000 word limit; your entry can be dated no earlier than this past Sunday; nonfiction personal essay, creative opinion piece or mostly true story based on actual events.

1. In the sidebar of this week’s post, please grab the code beneath the nonfiction 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

Submissions for this week’s challenges will close on Wednesday at 10pm ET. Voting will then open immediately thereafter and close on Thursday at 10pm ET. The winners, as always, will be celebrated on Friday.

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