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Read The Yeah Write Review for FREE!

Hey guys! Did you know that about a year ago, we had a literary magazine for a few seasons? Each issue contains writing advice articles by English majors, published authors, MFA students, etc., as well as short stories, nonfiction pieces, poetry, and beautiful photography.

I had to put it on indefinite hiatus because it was too time consuming, but I’m still really proud of the 3 issues we created! The copies used to be paid but since it’s been a year I thought ah, what the hell, I’ll put them right on Yeah Write so people can read them for free :)

Go to yeahwriters.tumblr.com/ywreview and click on each issue to open up in a beautiful viewer (make sure you don’t just click the arrow that shows up because then it just displays really tiny in the page haha). And all of the links within the mag are live!

I hope you’ll check them out out!

anonymous asked:

Oh my gosh I'm writing my own super ambitious long fanfic and I suddenly appreciate all of your beautiful writing so much more. How did you finish the obito fic. How did you create such a masterpiece and actually finish it holy crap

Anon, I really really wish I could give you this step-by-step process and help you with your own super ambitious longfic… But by now I’m 99% convinced that the Obito-fic was a damn miracle.

Slightly more serious… I ended up typing a LOT in response to this ask, so here are some summarized bullet points instead. Note, that these are methods I use, and a lot I’ve found through trial and error:

  • Don’t go into your fic thinking that you’re gonna start from the beginning and go chronologically, because 99% of the time that isn’t what happens.
  • I let my mind have a small nook for my fic, so that over the course of the day I get little ideas that I note down on my phone to add later.
  • Don’t expect everything to fit together like puzzle pieces. Expect that they won’t instead (this is more likely, + you’ll be happily surprised if they do).
  • Literally write ALL of your ideas down. If you forget you will be pissed, especially if you liked the idea. (I was in the middle of a physics final once and I wrote on my arm. Don’t do that if it isn’t necessary. I was a little obsessed maybe)
  • Seriously. Just note everything. It’s a HELL of a lot easier to organize all of your ideas once you have them than to be writing and wonder “wth am I gonna put here? What’s happening??”
  • While noting, keep in mind how each section might fit in with the others. If they don’t fit, DON’T STRESS. Generally you want some continuity with each idea, and as long as you can get that, it’s enough.
  • Be sure to drink water and eat. And sleep.
  • If you hit a small roadblock in your writing, try walking around. Go play with your pets (if you have any), go make some tea, go to a nearby coffeeshop, walk around the park. Something relatively mindless that lets your mind focus on the story.
  • Generally, whenever you end up with writer’s block, try and find methods that could help.
  • (I say this mostly b/c each writer has their own methods, and it took me a while to find mine)
  • When I hit a major roadblock and try to force the words, the quality drops and I start to dislike my own work… Which is kinda like instant death for any fic, but especially longfics when you haven’t even reached the halfway point.
  • So try not to force yourself to write even if nothing is working.
  • Writing fanfiction is an entirely voluntary past-time. When it starts becoming a drain on your energy and feels more like a chore than something enjoyable, that’s a pretty good sign that a break is in order.
  • … many have been in the situation where they’re stressed while writing and stressed when they’re inactive/unable to write, so if this becomes an issue at some point, try distracting yourself with another creative past-time that correlates. Or w/e works for you in de-stressing while scratching that “I need to be productive” itch
  • Once you’ve reached a point where you’ve got a pretty comprehensive plot and most of the story nailed down, look through the progression. Look for ideas that seem out of place.
  • If they can be moved to a better suited section, great. If not, DON’T hesitate in just throwing them out.
  • If possible, GET!!! A!!! BETA!!!! A second or even third opinion other than your own is always good. My Obito fic… Didn’t have a beta for like 29 chapters, and it was undue stress+annoyance at realizing I missed key points and/or had errors.
  • Hell it doesn’t have to be a formal beta from ffnet, ask a friend, a family member, asK A PROFESSOR! Just get a fresh mind that hasn’t been living/breathing the fic, b/c that’s going to be literally everyone except you

And that’s it. Hopefully you glean some kind of useful information from this, Anon. Good luck with your own ambitious long fic!

Hey yall! 

So just a little update regarding pricing and whatnot. Right now the plan is for each issue to cost about $2-4. As of right now the first issue will be free just so people can test the waters. 

Right now we are writing the scenes out for each issue and once that is done the artist will be brought aboard to help but the words into visuals. This process will take about 3 months to write and review the dialogue/scenes. So yeah that’s about it for now!

Hello hello hello if you like someone’s writing please say something to the writer about it!!!!!!! 

Full sentences are magnificent. Paragraphs are wonderful. Lots of !!!!!!!! are fabulous. 

Giving specifics about what you liked makes a writer feel as if you’re paying attention to all of their hard work. 

Without positive feedback a writer assumes their work is merely being consumed but not appreciated.

Me writting: Urghhhh.

Me editing: Urghhhhhh

Me translating: Urghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Me not receiving reviews: =(((((((( + URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Me receiving a review:!!!!!!=OOOOOO! OMFG, THANK YOU SO MUCH. BEING A WRITTER IS THE BEST THING EVER. FUCK YEAH. I NEED TO WRITE MORE.

That’s why reviews are important, guys.

Read The Yeah Write Review for FREE!

Hey guys! Did you know that about a year ago, we had a literary magazine for a few seasons? I had to  put it on indefinite hiatus because it was too time consuming, but I’m still really proud of the 3 issues we created!

It used to be a paid magazine, but I was paying more for the monthly hosting on the ecommerce site than we were earning from sales, so I thought aw, what the hell, I’ll just put them right up on Yeah Write for free!

The image above shows you how to read them right on Yeah Write–click “Pages” in our menu, then click the last topic, The Yeah Write Review (or just go here). When you click on each issue they open up in a beautiful viewer (make sure you don’t just click the arrow that shows up because then it just displays really tiny in the page haha). And all of the links within the mag are live!

I hope you’ll check them out out!

thestrangestofallworlds  asked:

I just saw your post about the magazines you created a year ago. I immediately fell in love with them. So I wanted to ask if there are still any printed versions to buy? I can't read long texts on a screen without getting a headache and I'd love to have them.

Yes actually! You can buy print versions here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/470183

I have all 3 in print and they’re really beautiful, I’m quite proud! But they’re expensive to print because they’re POD (print on demand, as opposed to printing a full run of like, 1000+).

Everyone shouldn’t forget that you can always read them online for free (and also click on all the links inside) here: yeahwriters.tumblr.com/ywreview

Want to write an advice article for Issue 03 of The Yeah Write Review?

Issue 03! Ahh! IT IS TIIIME.

And we need some savvy writers to contribute some of our advice articles! This is a great way to get your name in the mag, and an excellent nonfiction publication credit to put on your resume!

This issue, we’ve created a “Topic Bucket”, below, based on topics that are missing or underrepresented on Yeah Write’s Advice page. These are just suggested topics, but writers can pitch their own, too.

If you’re interested in writing an advice article, send Yeah Write an ask with your email address. We’ll email you our Advice Writer Guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about writing with us. This doesn’t bind you to writing an article, it just shares the next steps (via a lovely PDF).

The nitty gritty: Final articles will be due April 12, but there will be a couple of draft/edit deadlines between now and then. Articles are between 1000 and 1500 words long. Also, working with us is really fun.

Again, if you’re interested in writing an advice article, send Yeah Write an ask with your email address and we’ll send you more information about the process. 

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TOPIC BUCKET

Potential Fiction Topics:

  • Representing races and/or cultures other than your own
  • How to gauge whether you’ve spent too much or too little time on setting
  • A general overview of magical realism as a genre (mostly how it differs from fantasy) Assigned
  • The difference between narrative mode (and a description of each sub type—ie the difference between omniscient and close third) and point of view
  • How to write a fight/first meeting/breakup Assigned/party/concert/etc. scene (take your pick!)
  • An exploration of any niche genre would be cool (so far on Yeah Write the only one we’ve discussed is Survival Horror. If more than one writer wanted to do one of these, it’s fine as long as they’re different genres!) Assigned: Gothic Fiction.

Nonfiction Topics:

  • Writing semi-autobiographical fiction
  • Turning real people into characters
  • The dilemma of representing time and chronology when trying to construct real events into a narrative

Poetry Topics:

  • Telling a story using poetic form (ie epic poetry)
  • …I know very little about poetry so basically anything you can think of, I’m good with, haha
We still need a couple of people to write nonfiction & poetry articles for Issue 03!

The Yeah Write Review | Issue 03 production has begun!

We still need some volunteers to write advice articles about nonfiction or poetry.

This is a great way to get your name in the mag, and an excellent nonfiction publication credit to put on your resume!

This issue, we’ve created a “Topic Bucket”, below, based on topics that are missing or underrepresented on Yeah Write’s Advice page. These are just suggested topics, but writers can pitch their own, too.

If you’re interested in writing an advice article, send Yeah Write an ask with your email address. We’ll email you our Advice Writer Guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about writing with us. This doesn’t bind you to writing an article, it just shares the next steps (via a lovely PDF).

The nitty gritty: Final articles will be due April 12, but there will be a couple of draft/edit deadlines between now and then. Articles are between 1000 and 1500 words long. Also, working with us is really fun.

Again, if you’re interested in writing an advice article, send Yeah Write an ask with your email address and we’ll send you more information about the process. 

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TOPIC BUCKET

Nonfiction Topics:

  • Writing semi-autobiographical fiction
  • Turning real people into characters Assigned
  • The dilemma of representing time and chronology when trying to construct real events into a narrative

Poetry Topics:

  • Telling a story using poetic form (ie epic poetry)
  • …I know very little about poetry so basically anything you can think of, I’m good with, haha

Heya savvy writers-

Due to a last minute drop out, we still need someone to write an article on how to turn real-life people into characters in memoir pieces for Issue 02 of The Yeah Write Review.

If you’d be interested in writing an article about that, leave your email address in our ASK or SUBMIT box and we’ll send you over our Advice Writer Guide, which will talk more about the process, timeline, etc.

Advice articles are usually pretty short, between 1000 and 1500 words, and we’re hoping to have final drafts around April 12 (although the writer of this article would be given an extension since they’d already be a little behind in the process).

We have all of our other advice articles lined up for this issue and I’m really excited!

An update on Issue 03:

So I realize that the end of May is rapidly approaching, for which I apologize. Life has just been getting in the way lately… work, moving, bla bla bla, you get the idea.

We also had some glitches with advice articles and submissions, but that’s pretty par for the course haha.

Photographers who’re still waiting will be notified soon… if you haven’t heard yet, that means I like your photo a lot, I just have to see if it’ll fit in the magazine/with a story when I finish everything else. But you should consider your photo “accepted” cause the ones I have I really like, it’s just a matter of spacing.

But I did have some time off today and got about halfway done and it IS coming soon, promise!! Thanks for being patient y'all!

petticoating-deactivated2014062  asked:

My copy of the YW review came today! It took a little longer cause I live in England but it's absolutely beautiful and I'm in love. Thank you!

Yay mine arrived this week too! It’s prettier than I even expected it’d be!

Everyone else: Get a digital or print copy here.

By the way, if anyone knows of a printer who will do small runs, charges less than 20 cents per page, and does custom sizes, hit me up.

Congratulations to e-e-not-cummings, who won digital copies of both Issue 01 & Issue 02!

The other day we had a little reblogging contest and e-e-not-cummings was the randomly chosen winner!

But don’t worry, you can still get your digital copies! It’s just $7 combined for Issue 01 and Issue 02, which is a pretty sweet deal considering how chock full of writing advice, resources, and great creative works each issue contains.

Download them instantly by clicking here.