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The folks at yeah write are having fun, supporting each other, and making a genuine effort to improve the blogosphere. Who could argue with that? I’m all for making the internet a more pleasant and positive place to read and write. Go, yeah write, go!
Each week, I know that I will find some of the best writing on yeah write. Because of this, I have become a better writer. I have learned from them. I have been inspired by them. I have been challenged and most importantly, I have gained courage from them. Winning a coveted yeah write editor’s prize encouraged me to submit and publish my work in literary magazines and newspapers. Yeah write is my muse.
Why do I love yeah write? I could say a lot of fancy things about craft and competition, but the truth is pretty simple. Yeah write gives me a chance to play. A dedicated space to challenge myself and my wordy ways, a space to stretch my legs and try on things I’ve never done before. Beyond that, I get to read some really great writing from folks I don’t know if I’d meet otherwise. Play, read, write, post, rinse, repeat. This is among my favorite things I do with other writers that doesn’t take a whole lot of time or commitment. Give it a shot. Get some feedback. Write the thing.
Yeah write has been such a wonderful resource for regular writing. Meeting weekly deadlines, to a clear word limit, has helped to hone my writing so it’s concise, with a clear “so what?” that engages the reader. The opportunity to read the works of others, receive directed feedback from the editors, and reflect on the comments people leave, has also helped immeasurably in improving my writing. If you’re new to writing, or want to polish up neglected skills, I highly recommend yeah write as a gentle, friendly starting point.
I was 36 when the urge to write struck hard and fast. An MFA was out of the question because I already had three degrees, two children, and a mortgage. Still, I knew I needed a community for support, accountability, fellowship, and friendly competition. Lucky for me, yeah write was there, week after week, offering everything I needed to cobble together my nascent writing life. It was, by turns, a nest, a perch, a home, a launching pad, a rec room, and a raucous dance party complete with disco balls and glow sticks. If you’re looking for a writing home, yeah write is like the house with great snacks and fizzy sodas. Don’t miss the chance to sit on its couches and pin your writing to its walls.
All writers looking to sharpen writing skills, get constructive feedback and grow in their craft must come to yeah write. Why? Here, you get the best, undiluted and no-nonsense approach to writing that you’ve always dreamed of. It’s been a little over a year since I started writing for yeah write and with each week, I find myself working harder on my work, tuning it to the demands of a good brief and churning out the best I can. These editors are the best people to have in your corner. Trust me.