Graeme Posted June 6, 2005 Report Share Posted June 6, 2005 With any sort of activity (physical or mental), there is usually a curve where there is rapid improvement early on, until a plateau is reached. Often, it requires an outside eye and lots of practise to advance from that plateau. I feel that I've reach that sort of plateau with my writing. I can see other writings that I feel are better than mine, but I'm having trouble working WHAT it is that makes them better. In the interests of not offending anyone here, I'll use an outside example: http://www.midsumma.org.au/index.cfm?pageid=82 This is the story that won the Gay and Lesbian MidSumma short story writing competition here in Melbourne this year. I found out about it a couple of weeks after entries closed, but I was interested in seeing the winning stories. I feel that this story is better than anything I was likely to write, but I'm having trouble working out WHAT it is that is making it better. I want to do so, so I can try to improve. Can anyone help? Graeme Quote Link to comment
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