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yeah write #305 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #305 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

Structural Editing: How your story unfolds

Our February nonfiction know-how is all about editing – from the highest level of story concept all the way down to the most specific level of individual word choice. Last week I wrote about developmental editing, the process of narrowing your story idea to one literary conflict appropriate for a 1000-word essay. This week we move to structural editing and look at how you are telling that story you’ve so carefully pruned down. Structural editing is all about focusing on the order in which events unfold.

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yeah write #303 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

yeah write #303 weekly writing challenge is open for personal essays & mostly true stories

January Nonfiction Know-how Round-up

Rowan and I were on fire this month, if I do say so myself, giving you nonfiction knowhow lessons at the front and back end of every week’s challenge grid in January. Our goal: To help you write to connect with your reader, thereby avoiding the blogging pitfall of writing like your blog is a personal diary, the virtual equivalent of the journal you’d tuck underneath your mattress and hope your nosy older sibling wouldn’t find.

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yeah write weekly writing challenge #302 is open for popular voting

yeah write weekly writing challenge #302 is open for popular voting

Popular voting for the yeah write #302 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 closes 11:59pm ET 1/25/17 (two hours after this post goes live)!

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