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  • Reece Mawhinney
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    Well, congratulations to the winners! I hope you enjoy your prizes, especially Ellbelleks. That's gonna be such a great thing to be able to tell people. Now while I say that, I hope nobody becomes too offended by my saying this but, yeah, I agree with some of the people here in the forum where I really don't agree with the chosen entries. Except for Artemis105, your's is very well written and matches the source perfectly. Really wish I had read yours and given you feedback before the competition ended.
    Although speaking of feedback, wish there had been more word for the judges. Obviously asking for them to review each and every entry would be way too much to ask but a little word on why these entries were superior to others is something I think is sort of necessary. I said a few times before the results were given that the winners would come down to judges' personal taste and I think that really shines through but at the same time, like there seems to be a shine towards more character pieces with heavier amounts of dialogue and not incredibly complicated wording or themes, if I'm being brutally honest. Just wish the competition had been more clear what they wanted rather than an alternate ending theme, if they already had an idea of what they were looking for. I think a lot of great writers were hard done by and I really hope that none of them lose faith in their writing abilities because many, many of you are awesome writers!
    Reece Mawhinney
    3 years ago
    Unfortunately, I very much doubt we'll hear anything in terms of feedback from the publishing company. If the moderators of the site heard anything then maybe they can tell us but again, it's doubtful and that's quite sad because I feel it was sort of deserved in many ways.
    Annabeth_Granger
    3 years ago
    Yeah :/
    Zoe-Marie
    3 years ago
    Agreed.
  • Reece Mawhinney
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    55 entries huh? I suppose that's not massive but there are a lot of good entries so I think it's all going to come down to the judging criteria. Oh boy. It's gonna be a long two weeks.
    Zoe-Marie
    3 years ago
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    Don't forget about any Twitter entries. There could be more entries hiding in the shadows.
    Reece Mawhinney
    3 years ago
    Jesus, I forgot about those completely. Great, more competition.
  • Reece Mawhinney
    It's pretty good. I think, like what everyone else has been saying, there is a bit of a problem with general grammar and I would look over it again just to get some of the wording down. Like at the start of chapter two when Percy sees Frank's power, you wouldn't really be annoyed at someone doing that on your side, but you would be jealous. So little things like that could use changing.
    But yeah, on the other hand, I think you capture Riordan's comic style of writing really well, one of the best I've seen in matching his style of writing in terms of the characters. So well done. I think the judges will like that!
    The new Blood of Olympus
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    This is my competition entry for the ending of Blood of Olympus. I'm sorry if its slightly confusing, but theres me as a hardcore fan..... I wish all the people entering this competition luck, but only...
  • Reece Mawhinney
    Damn. This is well written. Completely making me rethink the direction I should have wrote my entry but, oh well, too late now. XD
    Leo in The Dark: Blood of Olympus - An Epilogue
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    For the blood of Olympus competition. Leo is dead - has died - is no longer alive. Whatever. It wouldn't take an idiot to figure that out. This is how his story ends. Alone. In the dark. Desperate....
    Reece Mawhinney
    3 years ago
    Haha, thanks but I didn't mean it exactly like that. I really struggled with the word limit for mine so I couldn't get to write a lot of the things I wanted. Now I'm thinking I should have done something similar to yours where I could have wrote it more fancy like. Haha, thanks for saying so though.
    Reece Mawhinney
    3 years ago
    I say this hoping that you've read the ending to blood of olympus but if you haven't, stop reading now. Your's practically is the ending of that book and you still didn't win. That's so ridiculous. Personally you were my choice to win and I hope you didn't get too discouraged for not winning. I thought your entry was amazing. I think the judges sort of skimmed over the darker themed entries like your's, which really isn't fair. :/
  • Reece Mawhinney
    Not bad at all. I really like how you went a really alternative route to the story. I don't think anyone has had an idea even close to your's. That said, if you don't mind a bit of input, although I have no idea if you can edit these competition entries. I would just spend a bit of words, if you have them, setting the scene a bit more and explaining the whole thing. I don't really understand why Gaia's rise makes the gods blow up but not the demi-gods and Poseidon is still able to use his powers? It's a bit confusing and I would hate to see someone lose this competition because of something like that when there's a lot of good ideas going on here. Also, just a nitpik, I think it was said that Annabeth had her encounter with the Egyptian side of things after the blood of Olympus takes place. But yeah, I really like this. I think it will interest the judges too, so good luck.
    The New Blood of Olympus
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    My dream ending for the Heros of Olympus competition.
    Bec Allen
    3 years ago
    Thanks so much for your in put, will take everything you've said into consideration, and really appreciate the advice. It's so helpful to see how it sounds from the readers point of view, definitely have a bit of editing to do.
    Reece Mawhinney
    3 years ago
    Haha, yeah well I'm really bad at reading how my story sounds by myself too and I think this competition is a pretty big opportunity for any writer so I think everyone deserves a big shot at this.
    Bec Allen
    3 years ago
    Thanks, done a bit more editing but need to make sure I explain it more now, which I will do tomorrow. It's huge so I appreciate all the help I get.
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