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Pay to Naysay: Fining Consumers for Bad Reviews

Before I begin today’s post, I want to add a personal note.  Skip it if it doesn’t interest you.

I woke up today feeling crappier than I have in a very long time – oh, I still get the nightly fevers and what-not, but today it was fever and nausea.  1,626 more words

The downside of #writing success: malicious reviews

I’m going to begin this blog by stating quite categorically that the vast majority of the reading public are lovely. Even if they don’t particularly enjoy your book they will be kind and constructive about it. 428 more words

Creative Writing

Selections from One-Star Amazon Reviews of Roberto Bolaño's 2666






No Point.

No Story.

No characters.

This is not a story.

Felt it was too dark.

endless culs-de-sac

There is no premise… 576 more words


WRITING: Why I Read One Star Reviews

WRITING: Why I Read One Star Reviews

A note: this is me talking to y’all as a reader and not a writer. I’ve had some awakenings lately as to what actually DOES make me buy a book on Amazon. 1,007 more words


How to keep your cool when critics flame your book

The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
– Elbert Hubbard

Criticism is not the easiest thing to handle in life. 1,925 more words

General Interest

Auto shop's controversial anti-gay Facebook post sparks cyber backlash

A Facebook post made by the owner of an auto repair shop last week has gone viral, fomented a Yelp rainbow makeover (NSFW), and sparked a peaceful… 720 more words