The Official Writing Challenge
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Good example of the enemies tactics.
03/14/07
This is very easy to understand and relate to. There are a few spelling errors here but this is a good story and I liked the lesson. Keep writing!
03/15/07
The story is a good one. I don't know if your word processor is giving problems, but there are a few spelling mistakes that could be caused by such problems
03/20/07
Hi Paula. The message is good, and one that had me cringing for you. I could almost feel my cheeks getting hot at the thought of being stopped like that. Now you probably just need to get some help with proof-reading so that all those typos can be caught ahead of time. A couple of typos here and there won't have any impact on a Challenge entry, but when there's a lot (with one even in the title), then it will probably be knocked out of the running.

Some others have suggested using a spell checking program on your word processing software, like the one in MS Word. If you don't have that sort of thing available though, there are other ones available online. There's quite a good one here:

http://www.spellcheck.net/

You can't totally rely on a spell checker to catch everything (for example, if you spell the word "their" as "there," it won't pick up the mistake) but it would have cleaned up a lot of the typos in your entry and would have given it a fighting chance in the Challenge.

I hope you'll keep writing and rising to the Challenge. It really is one of the best ways to hone our skills.

With love, Deb (Challenge Coordinator and Editor, FaithWriters' Magazine)