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Post #1 Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:21 pm 
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I'd entered a number of pieces in the League of Utah Writer's competition. A few did really well, including first place in creative nonfiction for my "Five Minutes" piece about climbing Mt. Fuji.

Sadly, my piece on Go didn't do so well. I like to think it's because the judges didn't understand the game :), but it could be that it just isn't that well written, it was my first attempt at Creative Nonfiction more than a year ago.

Anyway, I've gone ahead and posted it for those who are interested. It's in a rather unusual format, a braided essay where two (or more) supposedly unrelated topics are tied together at the end.

For good or ill, here's my contribution to the creative writing forum :salute:

https://erythen.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/kami-no-itte/


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Post #2 Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:36 pm 
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Erythen wrote:
... I like to think it's because the judges didn't understand the game...


Speaking as a reader, it only makes sense to someone who knows go. Otherwise, it becomes a description of an earthquake interspersed with incomprehensible interuptions, and when you tie them together at the end ( which I really liked, BTW! ) they will miss the connection entirely.


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Post #3 Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Hi Erythen,

Congrats on your efforts.
I second Joaz's assessment.

If this was for a Go publication, it'd be a very different situation.
To introduce a subject so completely foreign to the general audience --
whether it's Go, quantum mechanics, or deep sea diving, etc. --
it requires some brilliant tesujis. :)

Have you seen Pawn Sacrifice ?

I appreciate your efforts and congrats again. :)


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Post #4 Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:20 pm 
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Speaking as a reader, it only makes sense to someone who knows go.
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I second Joaz's assessment.

Thanks you :). I hoped that was the case.

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Have you seen Pawn Sacrifice ?
I'm not familiar with it. What is it about...well, besides sacrificing pawns ;-)

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