Home, sweet home
A few months ago we had our 100-year old house painted for the first time since we bought it twelve years ago. Instead of the original staid beige with robin’s egg blue trim, we opted for a three-color scheme of sage green, brick red and cream. It’s like a whole different house. Every time I ride my bike around the corner, my breath catches a little and I think, “Wow. That’s my house.”
Of course, a great paint job doesn’t make a house a home. It’s what’s inside that counts: the people who live there, the memories that we make, the stories that we tell. You get where I’m going with this. We hope you come to think of yeah write as more than just a place to drop off your latest blog post. We want you to get excited each time you visit, to cheer on your fellow writers and to be inspired.
Who’s on fourth?
Speaking of inspiration: We took a little break for the holidays, but our monthly interview series is back! On the fourth Monday of every month we publish an interview with one of our yeah write community members. This month, Arden spends a little time with Lisa of cheapbohemian. Lisa tells us what got her writing and what keeps her going, with a few tips for her fellow yeah writers sprinkled throughout. Check out the full interview here!
This week’s ultimate question: whose house is this?
Answer this question in exactly 42 words for the gargleblaster micro challenge, or use it to inspire your submission to the other competitive grids.
Tips for your microstories
This week’s question requires only two things for a good answer: a house (actual or metaphorical) and an owner. Please note that the verb tense of the answer should match the verb tense of the question. We aren’t looking for whose house this was, once upon a time. Whose house is it right now?
In case you missed them, you can find last week’s yeah write staff picks and crowd favorites all laid out for you on Friday’s winners’ post. Leave the winners some love in the comments. They will love you right back, we guarantee it.
The weekend’s not over: the moonshine grid is still open. Have something to add? Old posts and new are welcome. No moderation, no voting. It’s a laid-back relaxed kind of place. Drop by, share your work, and while you’re there, visit your fellow yeah writers.
How yeah write works
We’ve got three competitive challenge grids — nonfiction, fiction|poetry and microstories. They are all moderated. Submissions which do not meet our editorial guidelines will not be passed through to the voting grid.
You can learn more about yeah write in our FAQ.
More than just a weekly writing challenge
Sure, the competitive grids are our bread and butter, but there’s more on the menu. We’re building a community of writers who are continually striving to get better at their craft. The challenge grids are one way to do this. We’ve also got the moonshine weekend writing showcase, which is a great place to let loose and try something new, plus the yeah write coffeehouse — the hippest place on the ‘net to find a writing partner, talk about writing or just hang out with other yeah writers. Head barista Nate serves up a couple shots of espresso every week, specially formulated to get your creative juices flowing. Grab a chair and start chatting up your neighbors!
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