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.

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What to do, what to do, what to do…

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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