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, tell your friends at your in-person writing group (wait, do people even still do stuff in person?), or text your best friend about us, you widen our audience and, by proxy, your exposure. When you join a challenge, don’t be shy about telling the world! (Just don’t encourage any targeted voting, please.) Wear your badges loud and proud on your blog!

If you’re participating here, you presumably want to read and be read. Remember, everyone else here wants the same. So if you love a post by another participant, share it! Spreading the love always comes back to us. And, let’s face it: The world could use a lot more feel-good love stuff these days.

YeahWrite Super Challenge

The Final Round of our fifth Super Challenge is officially underway! Good luck to all of our contestants as they furiously finish their essays Did you miss out on registration? Sign up for our email blast so you don’t miss out on any announcements for our Super Challenge #6. Next time, we head back to the land of fiction!

Bring us your personal essays and creative nonfiction!

The Nonfiction Challenge grid opens on Monday at midnight EST. This is the best place on the ‘net to showcase your best writing. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, and above all: make us care.

Nonfiction Know-How: Persuasive Essay

Creative nonfiction isn’t just your personal mostly-true stories. You can also use your powers to teach and persuade readers. Learn how to share your wisdom and lessons about life in a persuasive essay that’s more fun to read than that Grade 8 essay question answer in this month’s Nonfiction Know-How.

Is fiction more your thing?

The Fiction|Poetry Challenge grid opens on Tuesday. Grab a mic and join our monthly poetry slam or check out our weekly prompt up!

Prompt up!

Prompt up is our optional weekly writing prompt for the fiction|poetry challenge! Here’s how it works: we announce a sentence prompt from last week’s winning nonfiction post. It’s your job to use that prompt in your story or poem in some way. Feel free to use it as your first sentence, move it somewhere else, change it, or float it down to other territories.

Your prompt up this week is brought to you by Margaret of Unfolding from the Fog with her post, The Change. The prompt up is: I’m not really helpless.


August Poetry Slam: Prompts

We’re wrapping up our summer break with a break from poetry and looking forward to our next Super Challenge as Rowan breaks down what a prompt is and how to use it from the other side of the judging table. Looking for ideas? She’ll even throw in some prompts at the end to stretch your brain. We’ve got your Slam right here.

Winners’ Round-Up

In case you missed them, you can find last week’s YeahWrite staff picks and crowd favorites all laid out for you on Friday’s winners’ post. Leave the winners some love in the comments. They will love you right back, we guarantee it.

Weekend Writing Showcase

The weekend’s not over: the yeah write Weekend Writing Showcase is still open. Have something to add? Old posts and new are welcome. No moderation, no voting. It’s a laid-back relaxed kind of place. Just leave your commercial or sponsored posts at home. Drop by, share your work, and while you’re there, visit your fellow yeah writers.

About the author:

Michelle submitted her first entry to YeahWrite in March 2012 and they haven’t been able to get rid of her since. After nearly 20 years in the insurance/employee benefits industry, she decided to give it all up to pursue writing full time. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post and xoJane, as well as several local sites near her northern NJ home. She blogs at Michelle Longo.

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