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What I learned from not winning a Writer’s Digest contest

Dale Earnhardt once said, “Second place is just the first loser.” Ka-boom. That hurts.  Why? Because I entered a Writer’s Digest contest last summer and recently found out that I not only didn't win, I didn't even make the Honorable Mention list. Ouch! But while I wasn't a winner, I did get a detailed evaluation, which turned out to be priceless—LINK