Under construction

Enough about writing; let’s talk about reading. For this month’s nonfiction knowhow, I want you to take a little break from your own writing. I’m always harping on how being a better reader will make you a better writer. But how do you become a...
Drawing a blank

Drawing a blank

Big changes are in the air for yeah write. That’s why I want to get back to the basics this month. The basics of poetry, that is. It’s been almost two years since we first delved into blank verse for a poetry slam, and while I’d like to pretend all...

A couple couplets

Now that everyone’s familiar with the couplet, let’s take February’s post to the next level. For this month’s poetry slam we’ll be taking everything we learned about writing in tight spaces and applying it to the four-line memoriam...
It’s not over ’til it’s over

It’s not over ’til it’s over

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This month’s nonfiction knowhow is a little bit of a throwback. We’ve spent a lot of time lately talking about how to get writing that appeals to your audience onto the page; for Valentine’s Day we’re gonna...
Less is more

Less is more

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s not the size that matters… It’s whether you start your post with a semi-appropriate joke. Actually, what I did just there is what you’ll be doing this month: wrote a couplet. Although we usually think of...
Reach out and touch someone

Reach out and touch someone

There’s nothing like reading through the grid (or your articles feed, or…) and coming across an essay that makes you say “Ugh, another navelgazing pile of word vomit.”And yet, there are also personal essays you’ll read that change the way...