Literary contests are really contests of the self!
By Daven Anderson
As we find ourselves enjoying another lovely fall season in colorful Colorado, some of you reading this may be lamenting that the only “Colorado Gold” you won last month were the fallen leaves you raked from your backyard.
You didn’t win. You didn’t final. Agents aren’t camping out in your backyard, contracts in hand.
Fear not, my literary friends, for I am here to tell you that you have not reached the end of your story.
Quite the opposite, in fact. You have reached the beginning.
The true prize from the Colorado Gold is not to win or final, but to learn. To learn to listen objectively, instead of taking constructive criticism personally. To learn that professional writing is a journey of the soul, not just a process. And to…
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