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Writing Critique: A Horror Short Story

3.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
So you've finished your latest story. It's all ready and you're waiting for your writing group to critique it. Why do your shoulder blades feel so itchy?

"Writing Critique" is 1325 words long.
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Published (first published July 10th 2011)
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Todd Russell
The point of view chosen for this story is what stuck out and, at inopportune times, kept ejecting this reader from the story. Reading 'you, you, you' is like a finger poking the reader's chest and it became too hard for this reader to get past.

Still, strangely, it kind of worked in the overall story framework.

The story deals with a critique of a story in a writer's group and the anxiety the writer goes through waiting for the feedback. What will the others think of the work? Only, it's written
Jessica Buike
Nov 03, 2011 Jessica Buike rated it really liked it
I was annoyed that the first few pages of the eBook were filled with a whole bunch of copyright information. As an author, I know it's important to protect one's work, but the excessive copyright stuff was a bit much and could be cut down.
The story itself is less of a horror story and more a really great glimpse at how deep the writing experience is for an author, and how difficult it can be to take criticism on your work. Your writing can truly feel like a child to you, and it's hard to hear s
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Based in Toronto, Canada, I write horror, science fiction and mystery/crime, often all at once in the same story. Garnering an Honorable Mention in “The Year’s Best Science Fiction” and nominated for numerous Aurora Awards, my work has appeared in Tesseracts 15: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, TransVersions, Deadbolt Magazine, On Spec, The Vampire’s Crypt, Storyteller, Reflection’s Edge, Future Syn ...more
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