C: So tell me, if you could be the best writer in the world, would you do it?

D: I don’t understand.

C: Let’s say writing is like tennis. You have rankings based on competitions.

D: You want to compare writing to tennis?

C: Well can’t we measure writing skill?

D: That’s why we have writing contests.

C: Well let’s sponsor a writing contest then.

D: Who’s going to judge it?

C: You can!

D: Forget it. I’m not qualified to judge.

C: How do you know?

D: That’s the thing. If you can’t assess your own writing skill, how can you assess others’?