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!
Both Ways I've been engrossed in a dystopian trilogy (The Passage Trilogy by Justin Cronin) for the past few weeks and suddenly only 100 pages, give or take, separate my bookmark from the end. On the one hand, I want to ignore the rest of my life and curl up on the...read more
Go for the Unexpected I like to know what to expect and then get what I expected. But I also really like coconut. So when I noticed that Oreo now has a coconut flavored thin version, I was both annoyed (Oreos should taste like Oreos!) but also excited (coconut!). I...read more
Welcome to Super Challenge #6 Are you ready? We are. You've got your group assignment in hand and you're prepared to turn in that prompted story in 1,000 words and 48 hours. You can do it! Remember: if you've got any questions, please only send them to...read more
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! TGIF, YeahWriters! Let’s make this place your home for all the stories that didn’t make it to the YeahWrite competitive grids this week. As a refresher, here’s what we had going on! Nonfiction Know-How: Foreshadowing “No spoilers”...read more
Are you ready for the weekend? Yeah, me too. Not that my weekend's less busy than the week: I've got three deadlines and I'm in a wedding. You know what I'd rather be doing with my weekend? That's right: the first round of Super Challenge #6, the best writing...read more
Just Do It Today I found myself at the mall buying shoes again for my 13-year-old son. Weren't we just there last week buying the pair that no longer fits? I know what these bigger feet mean: Next time I blink, he will surpass me in height (it's close). I've always...read more
Look out below! Last week we launched a new format for the Weekly Writing Challenges. Instead of hunting all over for your grid to submit your work or having to remember what day it is to know if your challenge is open, we've put everything into one streamlined...read more
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! TGIF, YeahWriters! Let’s make this place your home for all the stories that didn’t make it to the YeahWrite competitive grids this week. As a refresher, here’s what we had going on! Nonfiction Know-How: Foreshadowing...read more
Deadlines Do they motivate or terrify you? I've got a few major ones this week for my own job, and we've got a couple more at YeahWrite: today is the last day to sign up for Summaries class, and next Wednesday registration closes for Super Challenge #6...read more
Hot Spot My dog Buster has a hot spot. Again. He simply cannot leave anything alone. This time, a bee stung him as far as I know since I pulled one out of his hair near that spot. I saw no visual evidence of a sting, but all the same he licked and chewed until his...read more