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!
So, In Conclusion Endings. Y'all. ENDINGS. We've talked about this recently, but since it comes up time and time again, I wanted to bring it up one more time. Indulge me, would ya? It's hard to end an essay, no doubt. If you end with a cliffhanger, you leave...read more
Oof It's been one hell of a week. I can only hope that in the midst of all the terrible things happening in the world, writing and YeahWrite in particular can be of solace to any of you who are suffering. As writers, our words are powerful. They can be the voice of...read more
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
The Road to Hell You know how Stephen King famously said that he believes the road to hell is paved with adverbs? Well I think it's paved with adjectives. (Actually, I think it's probably just black top, but that's neither here nor there.) His point about adverbs is...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
Congratulations on making it to the final round of the YeahWrite Super Challenge! This round you'll have a new kind of prompt: a sentence. Each writer will incorporate that sentence into an essay about... well, about wherever that sentence takes them for inspiration....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
Whew. That's over. If personal essays are a creative nonfictioneer's meat and milk, it's still important to know how to persuade your audience. That's what Round Two tested. If you, like many of our writers, felt a little out of your depth, check out this tutorial we...read more