This blog goes out to all the non-winners and the people who’ve judged them…
I recently entered a writing contest and lost. No big deal. That happens… a lot. I don’t feel bad about it, considering the majority of people who enter contests lose and I’m sure I’m in good, if not great, company.
The thing is I wasn’t expecting to win. Although winning would have been awesome, that’s actually not why I entered. I entered because contests are a great way to share work and get nonbiased feedback, constructive criticism and helpful comments. For the most part, I’ve found contests to be a useful tool in improving my writing. That is my primary goal.
But recently I entered a contest and one judge in particular was pretty nasty.
It was a simple 3-page contest. How nasty can someone be judging just three pages? Well, this judge’s comments read like…
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