So here we go …. after lot of thinking and discussing, the final results for Melonade’3 with personalized comments from our judges. Winners take a bow !
1st prize : Taboo – By Sayantan Ghosh
A unanimous decision by all the judges and one of the most commented post on writersmelon site and the FB group. This budding writer has gathered all accolades here.
Comments from judges:
“strong writing, well executed” – Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
“Although there is no ‘twist’ in the tale, the writer has told it well. Especially the part where he describes the uncle’s discovery of the crime. As the reader you can imagine the scene, feel the emotions. That is what good writing is all about. Conveying ‘shades of grey’ is always more difficult than taking a moral or definitive stand and the writer has succeeded in doing that” – Rashmi Bansal
“Enjoyed the twist in the tail” – Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
“A good idea, holds the interest of the reader. However somewhere the story fell short in terms of the language used. The dialogue was stiff, not very natural. That’s where the story lost out” – Rashmi Bansal
“Relevant and enjoyable read” – Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
“The writer has excellent grasp of language – her words and flow of language is lyrical. However the poem lacks in a central theme or takeaway. Needs more focus in terms of content” – Rashmi Bansal
“A general feedback to all writers: Any piece of writing should convey a story, whether in prose form or poem form. The words used must perform that task effectively. Many entries had a very weak story and to compensate that the writer used a lot of big words and adjectives. This does not work for the reader. So first focus on story and then convey your story through simple language with natural ease and flow. That is the kind of writing people love to read. Wishing you all the very best of luck and writing karma.”
– Rashmi Bansal
Congratulations to all and thank you for participating. We hope you all enjoyed participating and we look forward to more quality writing from your side.
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