February 2016 - Grand Fiction Challenge READER'S CHOICE POLL! - Page 7


View Poll Results: Which Grand Fiction story do you like best?

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  • The Coward's Way Out

    2 9.09%
  • Countdown To Oblivion

    1 4.55%
  • The Place

    5 22.73%
  • The Crossing

    0 0%
  • The Case Of The Angry Wife

    2 9.09%
  • Kimari's Heart

    2 9.09%
  • Like Snuffing Out A Candle

    5 22.73%
  • Morning Glory

    0 0%
  • The Goat Farm

    1 4.55%
  • Impossible Cat And The Skunk Of Freedom

    1 4.55%
  • Dead By Dawn

    1 4.55%
  • Desperate Times

    1 4.55%
  • Dawn

    0 0%
  • Infitialis Navitas

    0 0%
  • Musiques Nocturnes

    1 4.55%
  • Fighting Back

    0 0%
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  1. #61
    Well, my system of voting is...
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  2. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry D View Post
    The People's Choice doesn't have to be impartial -- in face it should probably not be. It is strictly a popularity contest. Just like in the real world, the best written, most thoughtful, books aren't all best-sellers. Don't worry about being fair, just pick one you like a vote for it. The judges will hand the rest of the stuff.
    Nah, I wouldn't feel okay if I did. Fairness and justice is very important to me
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    Gee wiz folks. I was simply wondering if I should have been more subjective or simply vote for the one I liked. (As I did before I asked)

    I read them all and enjoyed them, I had a hard choice of which was my favorite. (Of course I cannot say which because that could or would influence others) Anyway two were close with a tight third, a fourth was trying to poke its self into my thoughts but I, well you who have read my writing and understand my intimacy might be able to guess which I liked best.

    What I find disturbing, is with 1101 active members why there are only 12 votes, which is less than the number of stories to be judged by the people.
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  4. #64
    I expect that folks are busy reading the stories and will be voting when they are done


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    Unfortunately, I think most people will look through the titles, pick out the ones that feel the most promising, and read those. That's a pretty common way to choose which book/story to read when you have literally no background for any of them. That and cover art, but we don't have that luxury.
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  6. #66
    I would think it's pretty common, and makes sense that si-fi writers may like si-fi stories best, fantasy writers may like fantasy stories best, an so forth. I've often wondered about that, because of my experience as a judge - so I really do try to be objective. Sometimes it's hard on a genre I'm not familiar with, but as my experience judging other genres increases it gives me a broader perspective.
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    in whom there is no salvation."
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    Timely, isn't it?

  7. #67
    It's true, I voted for one of the other sci-fi stories. There's an element of luck to having lots of voters who like your genre, but you still have beat the other stories of that type.

    HC

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    I will say this I am not a fan of horror. Though I do not mind some horror movies, I do not get into the blood and guts. (Hmm I think I should have wrote that in my interview)

    The one time I tightened my belt and judged, I found myself wanting to dump a story for its genre rather than if it was done well or not and what SPaG I could discern. I found myself challenged to choose the correct scores for the piece based on the right reasons.

    Judging is not simply saying this story was good based on it being a Lassie story, where this one failed because it was a Freddy Crouger, and this one was between because it was Star Wars/Star Trek ish. When judging the CoF One must compare each piece to the fire starter, Then decide how well the piece held, followed or supported, or even differed from the fire starter. On top of the SPaG, tone/voice, and effect.

    People's choice, I do realize, is which piece hit it home fore ME.

    Take a guess which one, and I will tell you at the relieving of the awards.
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    A Lifetime to forget.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized View Post
    Eh?
    revealing
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