Contest Review

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This Review is for ShadaStorm and C.A.Exline and for many other writers.

 

Though I have never read anything by these two great writers that we have here on Booksie, the story that they presented me in the contest that I created were dead on point of what I was looking for. Their stories were well written with talent that every writer should take advantage of. When I say this, it’s not a phrase to put other young or older writers to shame, it’s a phrase which here I’m saying, that if you find yourself in a predicament where you want to improve your writing capabilities, then these two great writers have writings of their own to help and guide you on what you could improve. Just take the time to read their stories and read your own and compare the two. Only within that can you find where your errors lie. I am not a perfect writer myself but after reading Shada’s and Exline’s work, I found errors in my writing where I could improve. These contests that I will continue to make don’t make it to where you’re a winner or a loser, if you think that way then your writing isn’t true.

What do I mean by this? True writing comes from the heart and soul of the individual where if they have others read it, like in a contest, it shouldn’t be out to win. It should be about how much effort, passion, soul, and delight you put into it. Like Shada’s and Exline’s stories, I could tell just by reading them that they have a passion for the art of writing. It’s as if they spilled their very soul into the work to entertain the readers who read them. Though I can’t say it about all their writings because I’ve never read any of their stuff till the contest, but after reading, I know and feel that their many other stories will be the same.

As of the contest, I am very pleased to have read the works of great writers who had the chance to participate and create their own ideas and I hope that the writers have had a wonderful time to create them.

 

This part is for Shada.

 

Thank you for the story that you have developed in the contest. The imagery through the story was rich and packed with detail to make the mind vision the events that you wanted to create. Though I have not read anymore of your writings, I am sure that when I read them, they will do the same as your one for the contest. Thank you for the dedication to write something and present it for me to read even when you had your hands tied. Through all of it, you happened to pull off a wonderful story that kept me indulged. Your imagination to tell a piece of art from your mind is admirable and well taught. When I say this I mean that it has taught me in areas of my writing in which I can improve to strengthen it and I know that if I ever get caught wearing detail thin, I can always look back at your writings to put me back in place.

As I can see, your imagination is free and loose in the air all around you and there is no limits to where it may go. Keep up the writing and never lose your talent because it’s hard to pick up the pieces to bring yourself back to where you left off.

Thank you again.

 

 

This part is for Exline.

 

Thank you for the story that you have developed in the contest. The imagery through the story was rich and packed with detail to make the mind vision the events that you wanted to create. Though I have not read anymore of your writings, I am sure that when I read them, they will do the same as your one for the contest. Thank you for the dedication to write a spectacular piece of writing. It was indulging and left me on the edge waiting to see what lies at the end. Stories like that are hard to come by, especially when they are written like yours. Everyone has their own tolerance of being grabbed into a piece of writing. As for me, my tolerance level is very high and I’m one of those who read a couple chapters before deciding whether or not if I should continue.  But as for your story, as you can tell, I was hooked. I liked the fact that you started out with a piece of Shakespeare. I like Shakespeare and I have to say my favorite of his works is Romeo and Juliet. My reasons are not like everyone else. But as I read the first little bit of your story, I was grabbed into it and the build-up was intoxicating. It was like a movie in my head and the images of the imagery were so clear that it was like high definition. Your imagination to tell a piece of art from your mind is admirable and well taught. When I say this I mean that it has taught me in areas of my writing in which I can improve to strengthen it and I know that if I ever get caught wearing detail thin, I can always look back at your writings to put me back in place.

As I can see, your imagination is free and loose in the air all around you and there is no limits to where it may go. Keep up the writing and never lose your talent because it’s hard to pick up the pieces to bring yourself back to where you left off.

Thank you again.

 

For all the other writers who took part in the contest.

 

I want to thank the rest of the writers who participated in the contest and want to tell you that you are all winners to me when you posted your writing. Though it was my first contest to host, I will say that it will not be the last. Also take into consideration in what I said before about finding errors in your work. Read a couple stories from the winners to help improve your writing capabilities. I’m not saying your writing is terrible or horrid, I’m just saying that you have not yet found the true writer within yourself to put your best to the plate. Though you may think what you posted was your best, but I believe there is still some digging left in you to find your true self. Believe me, I’m still looking for mine because I know I’m not perfect.

 

 

“Nothing is perfect. An artist may look at his painting and think it to be perfect, but the truth is, perfection can never be found. There is always something to be done to make it better.”

-Reaper

 

“For anything to be true, it must come from the heart and soul with a hint of passion. Without these elements, the only thing it can be is fake.”

-Reaper


Submitted: January 19, 2018

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ShadaStorm120

Thank you for your praise. It was a different story from my usual, but I'm happy I took up the challenge. I feel writing is all about taking chances as well as enjoying what you love.
I have a quote too 'I don't aim for perfection. I aim for the next best thing, and that is whatever I'm happy with'. Counteracting that, my standards for my writing is actually super high and I may be a bit of a perfectionist, hahaha, but I have been happy with some stories I've done. Anyway, thank you, Reaper, for the contest and the lovely words here. :)

Fri, January 19th, 2018 6:23pm

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Thank you Shada. I just put my quotes as a helpful piece of advice for writers. Also, I'm happy it was something that is outside your comfort zone a little because that's where the real challenge awaits. I just strive to positively push people to better themselves because as my quote says, there is always a way to make it better. Thanks again and I look forward for the poem challenge I will host. Happy Writing.

Fri, January 19th, 2018 5:13pm

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