Oh, it’s driving me nuts!

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As much as I love doing these writing contests…

and as much as I love doing the critiques and helping people figure out ways to make their stories better…

when it comes down to picking the absolute best stories to win the contest, it’s nerve-racking!

Well, not for me but maybe for you.

For me it’s… I don’t know. Right now I’m sitting here looking at two stories that could win and be number one, and eight other stories where three of them are contending for third place and three of them are contending for fourth place.

At this point, one isn’t better than the other; they’re all really good. It’s just they’re each different, and it’s hard to say this one is better than that one.

What to do, what to do, what to do…

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

6 thoughts on “Oh, it’s driving me nuts!

  1. Everything in life becomes subjective, and part of one’s ego and opinion. It doesn’t make it right. I’ve entered contests and submitted stuff I very much like. NO publishing. Can’t tell why. There are no adverbs and few adjectives. The subject matter? The message? Short sentences rather than long ones?
    As a judge you might ask, is this the best short story I’ve ever read? How long lasting will this story be? Will the manner of its telling influence other writers?
    I could speculate more, but you got the drift.

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