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!
Time Keeps On Ticking, Into The Future We’re almost at the middle of the school year here in Australia, and this seems like a good time to check in with everyone on their writing goals for the year. I started the year wanting to do another edit and expansion of my...read more
I'm Giving You an Assignment My son just finished up the school year, and he was given a packet of homework - math - to complete over the summer. Me, being the super cool mom that I am, have been joking around that he needs to do the packet by next week, that he'll...read more
It's National Take Your Dog To Work Day! In my life, it's always take your dog to work day, since my office is in what used to be the living room back when I still had the illusion that I had friends who might come over and sit on the couch and drink a glass of wine....read more
Life's a beach Happy summer to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere! Summer's my favorite season, so naturally I'm thrilled. Not everyone feels that way though. Rowan prefers winter. Please cheer her up this summer by writing for our grids, reading, and voting. You can...read more
The dreaded phrase I've been reading a lot of writing advice lately and I've noticed that most columnists assume that their readers know what "show, don't tell" means, how to fix it, and when not to fix it. We hear that phrase over and over again, but we pick up a...read more
How to Write I'm a big believer in beginning where you are. If you know where you are and where you want to be, you can set forth on a path to reach that goal. Even when you have the same end goal as everyone in the room, your current position - based on past...read more
Hello, darlings! This morning a friend challenged us to post a single sentence or paragraph from something we were working on. Trying to do that - to pick out that one perfect sentence among many - is almost the opposite of the old advice to "kill your darlings." It...read more
Summer reading My summer officially starts next week, with the end of my son's school year. I don't know when I'll manage to write again, but I do know I'll read more during my less structured schedule. I love to read! Speaking of reading, popular voting for the...read more
When Flash Goes Rogue I've made a rod for my own back. Several weeks ago, I wrote a flash speculative fiction piece that centred around the theme word revenge. In a nutshell, the main character goes all Lorena Bobbitt on her boyfriend, in revenge for a presumed...read more
Crookneck Squash When I'm pressed for time and deadlines loom, I like to procrastinate by reading random things I wrote years ago. While casually wasting time yesterday, I found a charming sentence I concocted involving crookneck squash. I haven't thought about...read more