Weekly Writing Challenges
Welcome to the YeahWrite archives. Below, you’ll find all of our daily posts. We kick off our week on Sundays with the (what else) weekly kickoff post. Our nonfiction grid opens with our Monday post, then the fiction and poetry grid opens on Tuesdays. The popular vote opens Wednesday evening and closes the same time on Thursday, and we announce our popular vote winners and editorial staff picks on Fridays. Fridays also see our weekend writing showcase open in the evenings.
Take a minute to browse or search our archives to see a typical week at YeahWrite. We also feature monthly instructional or challenge posts, which you’ll find collected here as well as in our writing help archive!
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
The waiting is the hardest part, isn't it? Well, the wait is over: Round One of YeahWrite's Super Challenge is officially OPEN. Writers, check your emails for your group assignments and prompts. For those of you playing along at home (seriously, though, sign up next...read more
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! TGIF, YeahWriters! I want to take the time to wish a whole lot of good luck to our Super Challenge contestants. The first round of Super Challenge #4 kicks off tonight at 10pm ET. I know many are competing in multiple contests...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
It Takes a Village to Write a Book I’ve been joining things over the last week. Writing groups, blogging challenges, regular meetings with writer friends. If you sat still with a cup of coffee, I’d very likely join you too. It began as an attempt to revive my sagging...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
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! Happy Friday, YeahWriters! I want to take this moment to shamelessly plug our next Super Challenge! The YeahWrite Super Challenge is a six week, three round writing competition with guaranteed feedback and cash prizes....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