TGIF! Cheers to the weekend, everyone! I’m gearing up for my first trip to NYC next week (any suggestions?) so I’m prepared to kick back and relax this weekend before I hit the mad rush of the big city. You know the drill. Bring me your best writing this weekend.
Popular voting for the yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries!
Wish there was a competition with no popular vote but all the editorial feedback you can eat? Check out yeah write’s third super challenge. Registration is open!
A great way to better understand what we’re looking for in editor’s picks here at yeah write is to closely read the essays we select for that honor, together with our comments. Last week, in the commentary on my nonfiction pick from Lisa at Pryvate Parts, I praised her “unflinching dedication to story.” I want to dig a little deeper into that statement, because therein lies a perfect way for you to achieve what Rowan and I are teaching you all this month: the difference between writing for yourself and writing to connect with your readers.