Weekly Writing Challenges: Fiction|Poetry
Welcome to YeahWrite’s fiction and poetry archives. Check out our Sunday kickoff posts for hints and tips about the upcoming week, then stick around for the grid to open Monday at midnight. Once we close the grid Wednesday evening, our voting post will give you the opportunity to participate in the popular vote on the nonfiction and fiction|poetry grids. We announce popular vote winners and editorial staff picks on Fridays, so make sure to stick around all week.
Still not sure how to participate? Hop over to our guide for new participants. See you on the grid!
Go for the Unexpected I like to know what to expect and then get what I expected. But I also really like coconut. So when I noticed that Oreo now has a coconut flavored thin version, I was both annoyed (Oreos should taste like Oreos!) but also excited (coconut!). I...read more
Both Ways I've been engrossed in a dystopian trilogy (The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin) for the past few weeks and suddenly only 100 pages, give or take, separate my bookmark from the end. On the one hand, I want to ignore the rest of my life and curl up on the...read more
deepam, deepam Where our editor Asha lives, the spring's cygnets are becoming swans and the days are lengthening on toward summer. At my home, the dark wraps around the house now well before the day's work is done and I have to light a lamp to cook dinner. In the...read more
Revisions, revisions, revisions I know I mentioned before that I'm renovating my kitchen. We're about 75% through, and while I'm in love with the look, it's made it glaringly obvious that the rest of my first floor needs to be torn apart and done over....read more
Welcome to Super Challenge #6 Are you ready? We are. You've got your group assignment in hand and you're prepared to turn in that prompted story in 1,000 words and 48 hours. You can do it! Remember: if you've got any questions, please only send them to...read more
Are you ready for the weekend? Yeah, me too. Not that my weekend's less busy than the week: I've got three deadlines and I'm in a wedding. You know what I'd rather be doing with my weekend? That's right: the first round of Super Challenge #6, the best writing...read more
Just Do It Today I found myself at the mall buying shoes again for my 13-year-old son. Weren't we just there last week buying the pair that no longer fits? I know what these bigger feet mean: Next time I blink, he will surpass me in height (it's close). I've always...read more
Look out below! Last week we launched a new format for the Weekly Writing Challenges. Instead of hunting all over for your grid to submit your work or having to remember what day it is to know if your challenge is open, we've put everything into one streamlined...read more
Deadlines Do they motivate or terrify you? I've got a few major ones this week for my own job, and we've got a couple more at YeahWrite: today is the last day to sign up for Summaries class, and next Wednesday registration closes for Super Challenge #6...read more
Hot Spot My dog Buster has a hot spot. Again. He simply cannot leave anything alone. This time, a bee stung him as far as I know since I pulled one out of his hair near that spot. I saw no visual evidence of a sting, but all the same he licked and chewed until his...read more