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4H and ... Writing

I'm taking a little break from the internet for a week or so (well, to an extent), because I've got 4H entries to judge. To many people I suppose that means judging animals, but 4H also has a creative writing challenge; it turns out they needed an experienced, knowledgeable, creative writer to judge the entries. But they couldn't find one, so for the last few years they've used me.

These are young writers in different categories, ranging from elementary to high school. Some of them are much better than I was at their age ... and some are as good as I am now, which is fine except I have decades of experience over them. It's nice to know there are still young people who take writing seriously!

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curiouswombat
Jul. 2nd, 2017 06:16 pm (UTC)
What an excellent thing to be involved in.
ozma914
Jul. 3rd, 2017 10:02 am (UTC)
It's fun ... and challenging!
gillo
Jul. 2nd, 2017 07:01 pm (UTC)
For the last few years I've been helping judge a creative writing competition for young people run by my local university. The best are astounding, though some of the entries are clearly produced under duress!
ozma914
Jul. 3rd, 2017 10:05 am (UTC)
That's a great thing, too! I loved the photos--big smiles, everyone!

The good thing about my job is that there was no duress: Only people who wanted to take part. 4H covers about every subject under the sun, so there was something for everyone.
elizalavelle
Jul. 4th, 2017 10:47 am (UTC)
That's such a fun gig! Enjoy reading all of the stories!
ozma914
Jul. 5th, 2017 05:27 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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