Show Me Some Love
As Michelle mentioned last week, she coerced me into helping out around here in the land of mostly true stories. Not really; I’m happy to lend a hand, even if she’s trying to undermine my popularity. Under no circumstances should you listen to Michelle’s nonsense about keeping my grid smaller than hers. Instead, every last one of you should flock to the nonfiction grid this week. The more the merrier, right? Oodles of entries would be a very nice response to my first ever nonfiction opener. Please?
Today is a holiday in the United States. That means I am going to keep this short because I have relaxing to do. Also, I’m used to writing the voting post and by design that post is only a couple of sentences so my brain finds it challenging to write longer opening essays the way Michelle does. These things take time.
Happy writing! I’ll be looking for all of you on Stacie’s most popular nonfiction grid ever! Not sure what to write? Check out our Nonfiction Know-How and take a stab at writing a tutorial.
Nonfiction Know-How: Tutorials
How often have you heard “the best way to learn a thing is to teach it?” This month’s Nonfiction Know-How focuses on a specific type of essay – tutorials – and how to show the lessons beneath the lessons to your audience. Get your Nonfiction Know-How right here.
How to submit and fully participate in the challenge:
Basic YeahWrite guidelines: 1000 word limit; your entry can be dated no earlier than this past Sunday; nonfiction personal essay, creative opinion piece or mostly true story based on actual events.
1. In the sidebar of this week’s post, please grab the code beneath the nonfiction badge and paste it into the HTML view of your entry;
2. Follow the Inlinkz instructions after clicking “add your link” to upload your entry to this week’s challenge grid;
3. Your entry should appear immediately on the grid if you don’t receive an error message;
4. Please make the rounds to read all the entries in this week’s challenge; and
5. Consider turning off moderated comments and CAPTCHA on your own blog.
Submissions for this week’s challenges will close on Wednesday at 10pm ET. Voting will then open immediately thereafter and close on Thursday at 10pm ET. The winners, as always, will be celebrated on Friday.
Thank you for sharing with us your hard work! Good luck in the challenge…
About the author:
Stacie joined YeahWrite as its Fiction Editor in early 2013 before becoming YeahWrite’s Executive Editor in 2016. She blogs at Stacie’s Snapshots and Tidbits and was thrilled to be honored as a 2015 BlogHer Voice of the Year (VOTY) for this post. Before retiring, Stacie’s career involved developing new medicines for cancer and autoimmune diseases, work that resulted in more than twenty publications in scientific journals. Now, she enjoys daily hikes with her dogs and spending more time with her youngest son while her oldest is off at college.