As a writer, I have learned the importance of editing my work. It takes several rewrites to fine tune a story and keep it moving for the reader. This article provides some helpful insight.
I love contests. Besides reading and feedback from critique partners, contests may be the best means by which my writing has improve.
For one thing, most contests give feedback, either through judges’ scoring sheets or through comments from other participants. Then too, contests provide opportunities to experiment—to try out a new premise or dance a little with a new point of view. Learn more.