Weekly Writing Challenges: Nonfiction
Welcome to YeahWrite’s nonfiction archives. Check out our Sunday kickoff posts for hints and tips about the upcoming week, then stick around for the nonfiction grid to open with its own post on Mondays. 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!
Write Around the Outside I spend a lot of time talking about how everyone's stories are unique to them, even if they're about the same kinds of things that happen to everyone else. The trick is how to distinguish and highlight what makes your story unique. Let's...read more
Bits and Pieces Sometimes it feels like that's all the time we have: the time before work, or school. The time between shower and shoes. Fitting big writing into little pieces of time is a huge challenge. Some days we struggle to even fit a paragraph into those...read more
Smells like victory Just like one of the best parts of writing is seeing someone with your book in their hand (essay onscreen, etc.), one of the best parts of design is seeing your images in use. And just like I've been thrilled to see the new grid badges on...read more
Popular voting for the yeah write #310 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries! Concrit is here! One of the best ways to improve your writing is giving and receiving constructive...read more
Finding your writing voice Students often ask me how to find their voices as writers. Voice, right? It’s the Holy Grail of writing, that mysterious quality we all seek to attain without really knowing how to get there. Some people will simply tell you to write like...read more
Sprucing Up the Joint You've probably noticed by now that we slapped a fresh coat of paint on the walls of YeahWrite. We may have changed the look, and even how we write the name (two caps, no space), but we also updated the site's navigation and threw in a few fun...read more
After you read this, this post will self-destruct. No, just kidding, but the site might. Keep your fingers crossed. As part of our sixth birthday celebration (YW #312 is coming up fast!) we're doing a little maintenance today. Hopefully it will be seamless....read more
Popular voting for the yeah write #309 weekly writing challenge is now open! Vote by 10pm ET on Thursday for your favorite nonfiction and fiction|poetry entries! Before you vote The feedback from the vote is great to have, but without your personal touch, we...read more
Coming Out of Hibernation The sun returned this week and, with it, a renewed urge to document everything around me. For some, the winter months are a time to hunker down and write. For me, the dark season turns my mind sluggish, my thoughts uninspired. But now, as the...read more
The complexity of time Forgive me for giving you another intro based on my geographic location, but this is Daylight Saving Time weekend. At 2:00 AM it magically turns into 3:00 AM, taking away a precious hour. I don't know about you, but I need more hours in my day,...read more