Monday, November 06, 2006

Writing life

Frustrated with the lack of editorial feedback, I tried a contest. Took a couple of months but I got the contest scores and comments last week for two entries. I’ve learned a few things.

Judging is subjective
What one judge loves another may hate
If two or more judges point out a problem, it’s worth looking at
Comments and scores may not match
Synopsis counts
I need to think harder about what category I enter
One entry got high marks for setting
One entry got high marks for plot
Dialogue, characters and POV got good scores in both cases
Conflict could’ve been stronger in both cases
Readability, show v tell and wanting more all need work

I got my money’s worth.


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