Ink & Insights blog series: “Why are my scores so different?” — Jessica’s thoughts

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Jessica

One of the things that I love most about publishing and one of the things that frustrates me is that there is no magic formula for creating a best-selling book.  What will have one person riveted will have another putting the book down after chapter one and never picking it up again.  This is one of the reasons that I think this is such a great contest and that it is important for writers to see differing opinions when it comes to their work.

Those of you who have entered I&I for the first time this year might not be aware of the evolution of the scoresheet that we use as judges.  Catherine takes great care every year to try to work through the many nuances of different genres and to try to neutralize bias as much as possible to create a scoring system that is fair to all entries. …

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