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!
I'm back, did you miss me? Did you even notice I was gone? I just spent a week in the mountains with no internet but lots of storytelling (and bears there were bears real live bears they were right next to us). My dad and I still go backpacking together...read more
Heading towards totality I'm flying to Oregon this weekend to visit my parents and see a total eclipse of the sun for the first time. My nerd genes are quivering with excitement. What are you excited about? Reading and voting on the grids? Good! Popular voting for the...read more
If money grew on trees, would it fall into my hands in the autumn? Money doesn't, tragically (or actually when you consider how inflation works, that's probably a good idea), grow on trees. But it does grow with each additional registration in the YeahWrite Super...read more
Under Pressure I don't know about you, but I put a lot of pressure on myself to produce exquisite work. If what I create is less than stellar, I mentally flog myself. This is not necessarily a useful mental habit, but hey, I'm working on lightening up on myself. In...read more
Sharing Is Caring I feel like I've used that heading title before but I can't remember. Oh well. Regardless, the sentiment remains. The Weekly Writing Challenges rely on you, our audience and participants, to spread the word. When you tweet, share links on Facebook,...read more
There's a First Time for Everything I'm fairly certain that this is the first winners' post I've ever written. But Rowan went and left the building* and now I'm here writing a winners' post. My calendar tells me she'll be back next week** so maybe this...read more
Whining I just returned from a week in wine country and now I'm whining because I want to live there right now! Even so, it's good to be home and sleep in my very own bed. It's also good to jump back in to YeahWrite! Let's do it. Popular voting for the YeahWrite #330...read more
Accountability Check Hey y'all! Remember two weeks ago I said I was trying something new with my writing? My big plan was to spend ten minutes every day physically writing with a pen and a piece of paper. I was hopeful that this would kick start some creativity, or at...read more
How Much Do You Want to Win? When I first started participating at YeahWrite, I kept a spreadsheet of what post I submitted, how many were on the grid, where I ranked and if I got an Editor's Pick (note: that column was almost always blank). I studied those who did...read more
It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks Phew. Microprose, amirite? I'm not kidding when I say it's our hardest challenge, both from the writer's end and ours. Like every week, we keep an eye on the grid. We read (yes, even when we don't comment...read more