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Your writing practice

You’re exploring what writing means to you. You’re calling yourself a writer. This is good. What’s next?

What’s next is you write. You need to practice. You need to try new things, some of which will work and some that won’t. You need to find your authentic voice and develop it. By fine tuning your authentic voice and signature style, you’ll learn to tell your stories in the way that only you can. There are zillions of writers – how will you stand out in the crowd? How will you tell your story differently and in a way that people will want to read it? I can’t tell you that. No one can. You’re going to have to figure it out yourself.

Yeah write super challenge!!!

The initial round of our first nonfiction super challenge closed last week, and we know you all can’t wait to hear the results! Stay tuned to our announcements page for all the latest updates. We’re pumped for round 2 this weekend!

Did you miss out on registration? The next super challenge coming this fall will be for all you fictioneers out there so don’t miss out on any announcements. Sign up for our mailer today! We promise not to spam you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The basics

Yeah write gives you two competitive challenge grids — nonfiction and fiction|poetry — both of which are unmoderated. Everyone gets to the voting round on Thursday. (Remember, your post must be dated appropriately, not be offensive to our audience, and cannot be over word count.) Got a question? E-mail us, tweet us, ping us on Facebook, or visit our online community, the yeah write coffeehouse. You can learn more about yeah write in our FAQ. Please make sure you are familiar with our submission guidelines before you enter. We don’t have a lot of rules, but we do enforce them across the board. We’d hate to see anyone get disqualified by a technicality.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Bring us your personal essays and creative nonfiction!

The nonfiction challenge grid opens on Monday at midnight EST. This is the best place on the ‘net to showcase your best writing. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, and above all: make us care.

Is fiction more your thing?

The fiction|poetry grid opens on Tuesday. Grab a mic and check out our weekly prompt up!

Prompt up!

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.

Meg’s essay, Sometimes We Break Glass, explored its changing presence in our lives. This week’s prompt taken from her essay is: This place is sacred to someone.

Wait! Where’s the nonfiction know-how and poetry slam?

For the next two months, we’re taking some time off from our nonfiction know-how and poetry slams to focus on the super challenge. However, you can always check out our archives if you’re needing a little more inspiration this week. Happy writing![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Winners’ round-up

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.

Weekend writing showcase

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. Just leave your commercial or sponsored posts at home. Drop by, share your work, and while you’re there, visit your fellow yeah writers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]