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From a Mess Comes a Message

Written by Vicki Hinze

On May 21, 2008

WARNING: This is a no-edit zone…

It’s contest time. Writers from all over the world are entering contests and other writers (and editors and agents) from all over the world are judging and/or critiquing them.

I’m critiquing and judging (two separate contests) and coordinating a third. Why? Because I love seeing what’s there. What people are thinking, the kinds of things that fascinate them enough to tackle a book, the way they use their words and structure a story. In short, it’s fun.

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Yesterday, a good friend and I touched base. She too is judging/critiquing right now. And while we, of course, didn’t discuss specific entries, we did both note a trend to heavy narrative in the works. And we both wondered why. Neither of us had an answer, so I phoned a third friend, who also does a lot of judging/critiquing. She, too, had picked up on this trend.

We put our heads together and determined . . . READ MORE


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