A few words from Gary:
Portfolio weeks are always a lot of fun. For me at least. Hopefully for the folks showing up for something cool to read as well.
It’s a combination of new pieces and a glimpse at what the contestant values in their own work, and the writing of others. It’s a rounded portrayal of the kind of winner that someone might be, and the curator of their craft that they are working toward becoming.
The Portfolio had 5 parts: Their favorite entry from this season. New entries on the topic “Lifeboat” and another selected from a list of topics. A second chance to rewrite something from earlier in the season that they felt was lacking - and of course the Champion element. Where they bring in someone to help them fight this crucial battle.
Read all of these entries. See how they fit together and how they represent who should move and who will not. Comment! (Writers love comments!) Vote for your favorites! (Remember that it's only one vote per physical body. Please don't hurt your favorite writers by using multiple accounts)
The poll closes Tuesday, August 18th at 9pm EDT The contestant with the fewest votes will be eliminated.
Good luck to everyone!