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Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend



Odd book

too wordy

so violent

so bummed


It’s a series

stupid critics

Maybe terrific

I was so board

Did outline it all… 472 more words


Five Classics with Worse Ratings than Fifty Shades of Grey

Ever since the first in my comedy mystery series was published on Goodreads, it’s had an underwhelming rating. At one point, when I had fewer than twenty ratings, it was hovering around the 3.0-average mark. 1,027 more words

Book Review Writing 101 (aka, How to Not Be a Fuck-up)

As an indie author, one of my most time consuming activities when trying to avoid writing is reading reviews for books I’ll never read. This might seem like a futile activity, but I like to think it gives me an idea of what readers are looking for, it allows me to avoid… 1,032 more words

Reviews matter, but they don't make us writers

Seriously, I love this post by a great fellow author. Very constructive and concrete, concise and supportive. Authors, take heed.

Derailed & Disappointed? Maybe not. – https://wp.me/p33CNM-sN

News On The Run

Bad Reviews

On Twitter I recently saw a thing from an author who reacted poorly to a bad review of their book.  It caused some discussion amongst the tweeps and got me thinking about writing bad reviews. 640 more words

Bad Reviews

TripAdvisor: 10 Hellish hotel reviews

From controversial comments, to paragraphs of praise, the website TripAdvisor has acted as a bible for many travellers over the years. With thousands of reviews published on the site every week, we at… 420 more words


Why you gotta be so mean? #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems

Just like every other author out there, I’ve always known the drill when it comes to dealing with bad reviews: just don’t read them and ignore them completely. 504 more words

Adventures In Writing A Novel