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!
Congratulations on making it to the final round of the YeahWrite Super Challenge! This round you'll have a new kind of prompt: a sentence. Each writer will incorporate that sentence into an essay about... well, about wherever that sentence takes them for inspiration....read more
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! TGIF! Y'all. It's August. When did this happen? I feel like I say this exact phrase every year. Around this time, I can't fathom where the entire year has gone and look at all my writing goals withering away with each...read more
There's a First Time for Everything I'm fairly certain that this is the first winners' post I've ever written. But Rowan went and left the building* and now I'm here writing a winners' post. My calendar tells me she'll be back next week** so maybe this...read more
Whining I just returned from a week in wine country and now I'm whining because I want to live there right now! Even so, it's good to be home and sleep in my very own bed. It's also good to jump back in to YeahWrite! Let's do it. Popular voting for the YeahWrite #330...read more
Whew. That's over. If personal essays are a creative nonfictioneer's meat and milk, it's still important to know how to persuade your audience. That's what Round Two tested. If you, like many of our writers, felt a little out of your depth, check out this tutorial we...read more
Accountability Check Hey y'all! Remember two weeks ago I said I was trying something new with my writing? My big plan was to spend ten minutes every day physically writing with a pen and a piece of paper. I was hopeful that this would kick start some creativity, or at...read more
Go Beyond a Day in the Life If you read last week's winners post, you might already know what I'm going to say. (You did read it, right?). In her Roundup, Rowan talked about how a personal essay must go beyond a diary entry. Since it's such good advice, I thought I'd...read more
How Much Do You Want to Win? When I first started participating at YeahWrite, I kept a spreadsheet of what post I submitted, how many were on the grid, where I ranked and if I got an Editor's Pick (note: that column was almost always blank). I studied those who did...read more
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! TGIF! The week can run away from us at times. Actually, more times than most. We have these grand plans to get a story up on one or even two grids, and then work deadlines, sick kids, or any number of things explodes...read more
It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks Phew. Microprose, amirite? I'm not kidding when I say it's our hardest challenge, both from the writer's end and ours. Like every week, we keep an eye on the grid. We read (yes, even when we don't comment...read more