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Bad Reviews And Why They Shouldn't Be Taken Seriously

I’m putting this out there for any other indie author who has ever received a bad review.

If you’ve received a bad review, my advice to you is to not take them seriously. 1,747 more words

Novels, Novellas, Narratives

Rock 'N Ribs with guest host Alex Quigley

Chicago media favorite Alex Quigley (The Fox, WGN, Q101, Rivet) sits shotgun for a trip to the unfortunately-named Rock ‘N Ribs in Lake Zurich.

James and Alex talk about rock music (from Foreigner to Smashing Pumpkins), childrens’ breakfast cereals, and some Chicago radio stuff. 9 more words

BBQ Restaurants

Happy Ending or Die in a Fire

Romance is a popular book genre. Romance novels follow a predictable pace toward a predictable happy ending. They are light reads which leave the reader feeling optimistic in the end. 975 more words


Does this book suck?

Last week I posted about the underground market for fake-reviews (link) and the types of problems they might create for authors and readers. This week I’m interested in why real reviews are important, what makes a good review, and key elements for writing one quickly. 466 more words

Book Review

Don't Ever Friend a "Fan"

Fan murdered superstar Selena

A year ago when I published my first book “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (available on Amazon: … 1,180 more words

"That Shit Blows": On the Ethics of Negative Reviews

Last week, The Fader published its 100th issue, complete with a Drake interview, a Rihanna non-interview, and an oral self-history, with quotes from major players from the magazine’s past and present. 1,448 more words


Separated Shoulders, Whovians, and 2-Star Reviews

Lucent Sylph has now been downloaded 2703 times and has 23 reviews!  And I got my first 2-star review ever as an author, but I think the reviewer left a review for a different book on mine by accident.   110 more words

Writing And Literature