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yeah write weekly writing challenge #301 is open for popular voting

yeah write weekly writing challenge #301 is open for popular voting

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!

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yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #301 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

The Art of the Single Scene Story

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.

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yeah write weekly writing challenge #300 is open for popular voting

yeah write weekly writing challenge #300 is open for popular voting

Popular voting for the yeah write #300 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!

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yeah write #300 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #300 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

Writing as Coffee Shop Conversation

All this month Rowan and I are teaming up to provide nonfiction know-how on this essential topic for bloggers and essayists: How to transform your posts from something only you’d want to read into something that will resonate with your audience.

We’re calling it the difference between navel-gazing and emotional connection.

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