Review of: Self-Murder Attempt
reviewed by Han Shot Second on 01/28/2012
Passion, but a little rough
When reading this short story, I sense and feel the passion in which you are telling it. It happened. It's real. However, it's incredibly rough in its current form. Once again, I love the passion and dedication you have to telling this story specifically. Considering this is a memoir, the only changes you can make are more to your narrative voice. While I once again appreciate the passion, the biggest problem is simply in its telling and until that is changed, the story is in a rough form.
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