VOTING IN THE WRITING CHALLENGES

Venusian Broon

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I’m the same. I know a lot of my stuff is taken as either waffle or inscrutable, but I realised that’s just the part of being a writer. I’m obsessed with the liminal and pretty much all my stories with a loss/existential element are informed by my experiences and preferences.

Trying not to sound disingenuous, because I don’t do too badly at the 300s, but I wrote the last one as a Lovecraft meets From Here to Eternity but pretty sure I got votes for tone and feel over narrative.

My credo is if I’m happy with it then that’s enough. I only realised that last year or the year before.
Nice last part, Ph. Good advice!

I think fundamentally it's on the onus of the writer to get across whatever they deem important to them in their words. And the idea of the challenges is to do so, clearly, with limited numbers of them.

Sure, very occasionally, my reading comprehension fails me, or sometimes I'm just not tuned into what the author is trying to tell me, and therefore maybe that's my fault. But the better the writing is, the easier it should be for me reading to grasp it.
 

Luiglin

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It's not the 'story' itself that is interesting so much as the personal perspectives and the different approaches to creating a story.
How different writers minds work. The process, not the plot.
That relies on me having a process or original train of thought :p
 

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This could be a thread in its own right. Narrative vs style/tone when evaluating challenge entries. I certainly don't think the two are mutually exclusive, even in a piece that is only 75 words.

Completely agree. My point was that the votes ‘I’ get often say things like ‘dunno what ee’s on about but I voted for the blighter’ :)
 

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