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!
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
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
What's Blocking You? I couldn’t think of anything to write about for this week’s opener so probably I need to write about writer’s block, no? How can we write when we can’t write? When you’re feeling blocked, poke around in your psyche a little bit and see what’s...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
A Time to Not Write I’ve missed you, YeahWriters! I took two weeks off for a once-in-a-lifetime whitewater rafting/wilderness camping/hiking trip in the Grand Canyon. I brought several journals, certain I’d knock out 10,000 words toward a literary journal’s prompt...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
cough. cough. cough. The only thing worse than having bronchitis for two weeks is trying to edit what you wrote during those two weeks. One hit of cough syrup and every defense I have against overblown metaphor, word overuse, and over.. you know what, I was gonna do a...read more