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!
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
Know Your Audience In order to write effectively, you need to know a few key things: what you're writing, where you're writing it, and who you're writing it for. If any one of these elements are missing, there's a good chance you'll miss the mark. For example, if you...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
We are who we are Think about the most difficult thing you've ever written. What was hard about it? Why was it outside your comfort zone? For me, I tend to have an easier time writing emotional content - feeling hurt, sad, or scared. I can also write impersonal copy...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
When it rains, it pours It's been a bad couple weeks for writing for me; I'm 3/4 of the way through a porch remodel and it's only intermittently sunny in my city, so my days have been divided between frantically trying to work in the sunny hours, frantically trying to...read more
Tea for three Pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a tasty snack, and settle down to read and vote on three writing challenge grids this week. Yes three! The microprose challenge returns the first week of every month. Happy reading! Popular voting for the yeah write #321...read more