After the first round of voting and judging, the following wordsmiths have been evicted from the competition.
Please click their names to read their Week 1 submissions. Also, read the judges feedback on their week 1 entries below.
Tendai: The epistolary is a difficult form at the best of times and this version is bland and uninspired. There is very little story in this. The language aims at lyrical but ends up archaic and prosaic. The one redeeming feature is the obvious affection between the two correspondents.
Titi: I couldn’t really find a flow with the story, too many missing pieces of information. The ending seems a little cliché and unbelievable. More could have been explained. Suspense is the only “it Factor“
Lauri: Lots of grammar and punctuation mistakes that should have been caught in editing. Ending slightly unconvincing- do doctors ever give days?