Winning Short Story: A Gift of Value by Nancy Janes

Novel Writing Festival

Performed by Hugh Ritchie

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your 1pg Short Story about?

Realizing the truth that all people are part of
the human family

What genres would you say this short story is in?

Personal Essay

How would you describe this story in two words?

Love Kindness.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Kurasawa’s Ikuru. A favorite.

How long have you been working on this story?

The essay was written in my College
days, but was recently edited and revised.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

have many, but the one that comes to mind
by your question is Dostoevsky’s Crime and

What motivated you to write this story?

A vivid memory of Jacques, pronounced
(Jake-ques) has stayed with me all my life
and has had a profound impact on my beliefs
and behavior.

What artist would you…

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