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 with its own post every Tuesday. 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!
Gotta Walk the Walk Remember last week when I said writers have to talk to each other? How connecting with others who share our passion can help keep us writing? Well, next weekend, I'll be walking the walk: I'm heading out of town to a little writing retreat and...read more
The waiting is the hardest part, isn't it? Well, the wait is over: Round One of YeahWrite's Super Challenge is officially OPEN. Writers, check your emails for your group assignments and prompts. For those of you playing along at home (seriously, though, sign up next...read more
Who's ready for the weekend? Especially, who's ready for this weekend, and the super challenge? I'm still a lot in love with our newest challenge, and not just because we get to hand out cash prizes to the winners. We've got great prompts and great judges all lined up...read more
Keep taking shots “Why do you write like you’re running out of time? Write day and night like you’re running out of time?" —Burr, “Nonstop” —Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Hamilton, An American Musical" I had the incredible privilege of bringing my 13-year-old son to see...read more
It Takes a Village to Write a Book I’ve been joining things over the last week. Writing groups, blogging challenges, regular meetings with writer friends. If you sat still with a cup of coffee, I’d very likely join you too. It began as an attempt to revive my sagging...read more
Writers Need to Talk I'm the stuckest of stucks in my writing. I have two major WIPs: First is a memoir I'm supposed to be editing. Second is this thing I've dubbed The Fiction Project (TFP) because I don't know what it is (or maybe I do, but I'm scared to say it out...read more
Warning: Weekend Approaching And it's a holiday weekend, too. Whichever holiday - if any - you're observing, I hope you have a meaningful one, with as much solemnity or joy as your heart needs to find in the occasion. Also, I thought I was gonna make it through the...read more
Cheesy opening line goes here It's National Grilled Cheese Day. Which I celebrated by having half my grocery delivery lost in transit, including the cheese. Writing's like that too sometimes: we think we know where we're going with a story or essay, but we might end...read more
I found a poem in my clothes hamper yesterday So maybe you've heard that it's National Poetry Month. To celebrate I've committed to writing a poem a day in April. This is the first time I've ever blocked out a specific time every day in which to write, and it's...read more
So, You're a Writer? Earlier today, I was volunteering with some people from my Day Job. One of them, a woman I don't have occasion to speak to very often said to me, "So, you're a writer? Do you have a book or something?" Now, I do marketing, social media, and blog...read more