Friday, June 28, 2013

Short Story Critique

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My latest story on Amazon
Last weekend I had the privilege of having Morgen Bailey read through one of my very short stories, Elenor Margaret Delaney. This was a story I actually wrote for a competition elsewhere, but it was rejected. After reading the story, Morgen took the time to jot down her corrections and thoughts on the piece. You can read it here: Short Story for Critique 015; Elenor Margaret Delaney by Heide Braley. I enjoy hearing from other writers who are more experienced in the craft than myself. They tend to pick up on common errors in grammar, voice and practical problems that I often overlook when I proof my work myself. So again, Thanks Morgen!

Today, I finished a story that I started almost two weeks ago, All In A Day's Drive. It is a romantic short story of about 6500 words centered on a couple together on the road. The story starts innocuously enough as their conversation concerns mostly pet peeves that they just need to take the time to discuss. As the story progresses, we find out they have been friends since they were kids at summer camp and have a special bond together. A car accident does happen and the results are not anything that they expected.

You can get the story on Amazon here, All In A Day's Drive. after it gets published sometime on Friday, June 28th, 2013.