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!
We are who we are Think about the most difficult thing you've ever written. What was hard about it? Why was it outside your comfort zone? For me, I tend to have an easier time writing emotional content - feeling hurt, sad, or scared. I can also write impersonal copy...read more
Crookneck Squash When I'm pressed for time and deadlines loom, I like to procrastinate by reading random things I wrote years ago. While casually wasting time yesterday, I found a charming sentence I concocted involving crookneck squash. I haven't thought about...read more
The Weekend Writing Showcase is open! Happy Friday, YeahWriters! Assuming my road trip has gone to plan, and my Dad and I haven't ended up in Canada at some point, I should be pulling into my new home of Seattle, Washington sometime today. I'm trying not to panic. I...read more
When it rains, it pours It's been a bad couple weeks for writing for me; I'm 3/4 of the way through a porch remodel and it's only intermittently sunny in my city, so my days have been divided between frantically trying to work in the sunny hours, frantically trying to...read more
Tea for three Pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a tasty snack, and settle down to read and vote on three writing challenge grids this week. Yes three! The microprose challenge returns the first week of every month. Happy reading! Popular voting for the yeah write #321...read more
One Isn't The Loneliest Number Hoorah! It's microprose time again. I'm filling in for Christine through the northern hemisphere summer, and I'm so excited. Microprose holds a very special place in my heart. For the past three years, I've participated in a weekly flash...read more
Word Mice I think of them as word mice hiding in little pockets of my stories. These mice are filler words such as seem, turn, and reach with tails and little claws that burrow into the insulation of a story I'm building. They're tricky. Sometimes writers need these...read more
Write for your purpose. There's this email archive that's been haunting me for months now and I finally decided this weekend I'd try to tame it. Somewhere in the thousands of emails I found a three-year-old discussion among some editors about someone's post being not...read more
Is it Sunday again already? Memorial Day, a federal holiday here in the US, was last Monday, so most people had the day off from work. That made it a short week at my day job. I don't know about you, but short weeks somehow always feel longer than regular weeks (which...read more
This is the end, my friend The judges' results are in and tallied and we're ready to announce the winners of our fourth Super Challenge! Winners, you'll also get an email confirming your details so that we can send your prizes to you. We hope you've had as much fun...read more