The Official Writing Challenge
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04/12/07
A beautifully written story by a writer, and the frustration is vividly understood by all other writers...but I failed to see the mystery here. But what do I know? I'm no Mary Higgins Clark, John Grisham or Agatha Christie either. (^.^)
04/12/07
The mystery is perhaps why he is experiencing writer's block? And the solution - he needed to make things right before God and with his wife? This was very well written, and I think most writers will empathise, though I'm not too sure about where it fits in the mystery genre.
Very well written story. I agree with the others that the mystery doesn't exactly cry out--except maybe for the mystery in why we actually do this thing called writing?

Either way, excellent work.
04/13/07
Powerful lesson here. Your description of the inner struggle and the actions resulting from it are great. Good job.
04/14/07
Whoo boy, that's good.

I agree with the others, where's the mystery?
Excellent story...It had the elements of mystery as to why his writing talent had left him-- which was solved when he recognized he'd made everything be about himself.
Great pov here. If we leave God out of the picture there's nothing left but empty scenery.
04/17/07
Wow. You have some very vivid descriptions that I can definitely relate to. The first two paragraphs are my favorite. Some italics maybe for the MC's thoughts might have helped to sharpen this a bit, but good job!
04/17/07
I really like those out of the box entries that aren't directly tied to the theme. I loved this because it was well written, engaging, and to me the mystery is one I ask often--why do I do this thing called writing again? Excellent job!