Demystifying Contest Scores

I’m blogging at the American Christian Fiction Writers blog today. Here’s a sample:

We’re writers. At some point in our careers, we entered a writing contest.

Some of us found encouragement there. Maybe we received kind remarks from a judge that gave us courage to continue. Maybe we semi-finaled, finaled, or won. Maybe an agent contacted us because they were impressed with our entry.

Some of us came away discouraged. Maybe a judge was particularly harsh. Maybe our scores were low. Maybe we weren’t ready to receive criticism. Maybe we decided to give up on writing…or on contests.

But I think we all share one thing in common-confusion over what to make of our scores…

Read more at the ACFW Blog:


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