I am an author of stuff. This is my blog.
HOW TO RESPOND TO A NEGATIVE REVIEW OF YOUR BOOK/FILM/IMPRESSIONIST DANCE ROUTINE:
PUT THE KEYBOARD DOWN AND BACK THE FRACK AWAY.
Bwahahaha! That’s pretty much what I said (perhaps in a few too many words) in my blog post today! Good stuff.
I don’t think it can be overstated. 😛
Thank You so much for these amazing words of wisdom 🙂
If anyone wanted anecdotal evidence to support this, I has it.
Could you somehow spam everyone with this one?
*laughing like Muttley * from the Wacky Races………..wise words….
p.s. Thankyou for the interview answers and Yes I did see and comment, 8 months late on the tatt Q I had, see I wasn’t stalking properly:D Love the posting you did, very funny, although painful:)
Who is kickass in her dreams
You’re more than welcome! 😀
That picture sums it all up. Genius 🙂
Or go play a FPS you’ll feel better afterwards 🙂
Excellent advice. I wish more authors/filmmakers/dancers would follow this!
Some people should have it tattooed on their frackin foreheads
Good advice. Very. Sadly, Anne Rice did not follow it a few years ago. She wrote quite a passionate (?) reply to a negative Amazon review. Chuck Palahniuk posted her complete response on his website with a brief introduction of his own comments. He was a little harsh on Annie but, hey, he wrote FIGHT CLUB not THE VELVETEEN RABBIT. You can read it here: http://chuckpalahniuk.net/forum/1000029/anne-rice-goes-fucking-insane-on-amazoncom
If that is not enough of a cautionary tale for any author here’s a painkiller that might do the trick —> Amazon 1-star reviews of classic novels. Some of them…are…wow. Just…wow… http://www.themorningnews.org/article/lone-star-statements
Consider yourself in good company, Jay. Any writers brave enough to put their stories into print are going to get some battle scars along the way. You had the courage, dedication, talent, and follow-through to write and publish a book. You go on wit yo bad self! Keep on truckin brother.
May I also suggest that you print out the above articles and nail them to your office wall? I did. Works wonders.
Heh, I remember reading about that Anne Rice meltdown.
No good comes of behaving like that. No good comes of walking into someone’s house and saying “My god, what were you thinking when you chose that wallpaper?”
Awesome! A hard lesson, but so very valuable.
Fortunately, we have lots of silly authors to provide cautionary example for the rest of us 🙂
[…] Reviews are not for the authors. I firmly believe the only right way to respond to a negative review is to not. […]
Yes!! You just said it perfectly.
Imagery confusion. So there’s a circle with a line through it, which means don’t, and the word ‘don’t’ (which means ‘don’t’ too donchaknow). So… don’t not? Don’t not response to negative criticism? Does you do good grammar or is that unpossible? 😛
If the word was behind the circle I’d agree, but I think it being in front makes it clear it’s not the thing being banned. … Or maybe that’s just me. 😉
YES SEE CASS KNOWS WHAT TIME IT IS
No, see the ‘DON’T’ is on TOP of the circle/cross.
If the don’t was behind it, it would be being crossed out. As in: “do not don’t”. But it’s on top, so it’s simply reinforcing the circle’s don’tiness.
So kinda like arguing on the internet then. Don’t not do not do it…
I think I need to be drunk to have this conversation
Jay… This is what makes you win teh internetz.
Although I don’t really want the whole internets. Some of it is kinda filthy and filled with dickheads.
I’ll keep the good bits and sell the mire to the Russians.
Perfect! You think that would be a simple concept for people to learn…
There’s certainly enough cautionary example out there illustrating how it NEVER ENDS WELL
i’m mistr huggs a lot ^_^
I just sent you and email but it went to the giveaway email address. I was just asking something about the interview I have to post in August:D
Um, with that no probs, can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with an address so I can send them to be done for interview 😀
Someone gets it! Amen.
Or you could always ask a friend who is involved in groups who only exist in acronyms to ‘cleave them in twain’…
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