Responding to reviews, and handy points for authors in general…

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Balls Deep and crying like a baby...

Since some asshat authors who have been attacking some friends of mine for leaving less than glowing 5-star book reviews on their work, here’s this helpful list on How to Deal with Bad Reviews on Your Book:

  1. Take a deep breath.
  2. Read the review.
  3. Exhale.
  4. If there is valid criticism, take heed of it. Think about it and perhaps use it to better your style of writing.
  5. If the review is a rant by an apparent lunatic (or loonie, for short), spam for another book, or an attack by a detractor, identify it as such and confine said review to where it belongs: Oblivion. Forget it exists. Insanity breeds insanity, and being a writer, you don’t need more madness than what you’ve already got between your ears.
  6. If point #4 is in effect: In certain instances, when a review is touching or right on the mark with you as…

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