posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 08:55 PM
Originally posted by toolstarr
Just curious on how this will be judged. Who will be doing the judging, and for example, will it be like 50% creativity, 20% topic/scary, 20% stars
and 10% grammar, or something like that?
Great question. Over the past few weeks, I've managed to pull together a fairly large group of members who are interested in judging writing
contests. If only half are able to partake in any particular contest like this one, there will still be enough to work out clear winners. For obvious
reasons, though, their identities will always be anonymous.
There is no common system for judging, though, and grammar certainly won't be a part of that since some of the submissions are coming from those who
have English as a second language. I'd have to say it would be based mostly on how each judge was 'entertained' by reading as well as how creative
the short story was.
I'm kinda excited about this, but I am no 'writer', and this is the 1st contest here I've entertained the idea to enter..... I just gotta
come up with something now.
That's the hard part, isn't it?
When I start a new painting, there's that damned blank canvas staring back at me and my pencil is just twirling
around in my fingers. Make a mark, rub it out, make a mark, rub it out.
Thing is, sometimes you just have to start doodling and see what comes of it.
It was a cold, dark night and rain slashed in sheets against the large front _when sudden lightning revealed the hunched figure of a man
standing just outside...