I wrote a short story, a year ago. i've been editing it on and off for a year, i thought i had it spot on. so i post it off to a magazine asking for submissions and asked for their opinions. I got an email in response telling me my story lacked structure, was hard to follow and that the twist in the end was not satisfying to the audience making them feel misled. The main criticism was about my punctuation, and grammar. i looked at the story several times and i cannot see my mistakes. I think i'm blind to it. if i can't see where i'm going wrong how will i ever be able to practice good grammar and punctuation. My technical writing isn't good, which makes my story suck. I've just started working on a novel and this i must admit as knocked my enthusiasm and belief in myself. If i can't get the grammar and punctuation correct in a story 700 words long how can i do it in a story of 50,000+ words. I would post it for you'r opinions but i feel a little torn to shreds already today. I feel so disheartened at the moment.