posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:43 PM
Congrats to the winners! Great stories, as always.
Special Congrats to littled16 for gaining Writer status! That was very well earned. Best of luck to all the other entrants in this contest, as they
were all great stories, in the next contest. I think we'll have a few more return contributors.....
I have a small issue to address, tenth. (Since you've seemed to have "earned" this forum!) All the winners already have writer status, so that
has nothing to help the contributors who crafted equally interesting stories, but lack the flags to win, who are seeking writer status. The question
remains, is this about good writing, or about flags and stars?
I think some revision could be beneficial to help others get writing status if they enter and deserve it. I've read several stories that didn't win
because they didn't get the flags, but excellent stories nonetheless. Those people deserve a separate judging category.
Call it the "New Writers" category, or something, and place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and hand out writer status 3 times a month, at the end of each
contest. There are many good writers here, and many that are new, but get blown down by the already awesome writers here. I don't think we should
overlook their contributions just because the more popular members always win.
Three new writers per month. Aside of the normal contest, you'd also be giving the underdogs a chance to win. A simple check of their "Writer"
status would determine what category they are in.
Sure, that makes 6 winners per month, but hey, there are enough entries for me to say I enjoy reading most every one.