A Solution Looking for a Problem

Since joining the local writers’ club, I’ve all but stopped posting the occasional pieces of fiction here.  The reason: I’ve been warned that most short-story contests and their cousins do not accept previously published work.  That includes work published online on one’s own blog.  Until learning that, I had rarely (if ever) thought about submitting my writing to such contests.  But several long-time members of the critique group to which I belong seem to think that’s something all members of the group should consider doing.

So, some of my writing that I want to share reaches only a very small group of people whose role is to provide criticism and feedback. I suppose that is not unlike this blog, though, inasmuch as its audience is nearly as small.

A solution might be to double my “production,” adding some pieces to this blog and withholding others until submitted and judged.  Thus far, I have submitted nothing to any contest.   So, is this really a solution looking for a problem?

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"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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1 Response to A Solution Looking for a Problem

  1. Larry Zuckerman says:

    Why don’t you let your loyal readers be the judge of this.

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