When writers lose it

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  1. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    This is a hot "discussion" on Amazon. Who knew reviews could be so volatile? smile It is well worth reading all 20 pages...really smile

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1BA0D6J2G … ort=oldest

    1. Paradise7 profile image83
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I read that and didn't know what to think, really.  Not gonna buy that book, though, so the bad seed there, won, kinda. 

      I love books and love to read, and understand being disappointed with a book to the point where I thought it was a waste of time and money.  I wouldn't get on the net and slam it so hard like that person did.  It takes a lot of effort to write a book, even one that I, personally, didn't enjoy.  There still is enough in it to get it published, so I just wouldn't do that.

      However, a bad review from someone that's already read the book and gives reasons to find it unappealing turns me away.

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like the author may need a hug!

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Um, I see the bad seed there as the author, not the reviewer. Reviews can't always be good.

    1. Paradise7 profile image83
      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You could be right.  The author going a bit nuts over a bad review.  If the author ignored the review, the author might be better off.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What!? No way you just said that! Wait doesn't everything have to be equal? What about the authors feelings? He was under alot of stress his car could've been stolen or his cat could of died! He was distracted and really needs the money for his wife's cousin's niece who needs a mustache extraction. They have got to get her married she's 45 next month! You heartless Canadian!

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    A. Faurholtposted 8 years ago

    If I were the author of that book and got that review, I would have a silent look out the window, while I tried to conceive if I found anything useful in the review. Starting a discussion like that only adds salt to the wound.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Wow that was so unprofessional it made me sick. I would take the review and not take it negatively but try to figure out how to make my next book better. I would ask what they didn't like about it and get insight on how to make my next books better.  that author needs a slap upside the head with his/her own book.

  5. Paradise7 profile image83
    Paradise7posted 8 years ago

    That whole discussion got me wondering about editorial control.  The editors force some sex scenes and violence into a storyline, just to make a book more popular and sell better???  You'd think they'd have more taste, and understand that the shrinking world of readers really can see through that and we DON'T enjoy it!!!

  6. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Just seeing the review made me curious, and I would have wanted to check the book out at the library if I had not seen the author's response.

    In Hollywood, they say any publicity is good publicity.

  7. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Maybe the author just had a bad day or week.   hmm    (I'm always one to give people the benefit of the doubt.  smile )

    I don't know, though...    On the one hand, if you write something you can't expect everyone to like it, and  you can't expect to be delighted with whatever fault someone finds with what you wrote.  On the other hand, sometimes there's a point where if someone is going to voice their criticism there may be something to pointing out a few flaws in their own work as well.    In a way, whoever writes (a book, article, etc., or review) is subject to the same "picking apart".

    I suppose, as someone who has been trying to figure out a socially acceptable, and planned way, to "lose it" myself, just because I'm in the mood to "lose it" - I can overlook over-the-top behavior in someone else.  lol

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    You missed the end when she said she had contacted the FBI smile

    1. Lisa HW profile image67
      Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh.....   I didn't even see that it went on for the whole other page!  lol  I did see the "petulant, angry, children" remark  hmm - and the the one about the author being "as crazy as the day is long".  lol  I do think the author fancies herself a little more significant than she really is.   lol

  9. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Gawd that was funny. Remind me never to read any reviews on Amazon if I ever get a book published. lol

  10. blue dog profile image69
    blue dogposted 8 years ago

    wow, i've only made it to thru the 10th page of comments. 

    the author's repetition seems a bit redundant. 

    gotta go to class. can't wait to read the rest, and engage with her.    had no idea that my "stupid" hub would apply to niteflyr.

  11. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    WOW, I read some of this...I just can't believe how arrogant, and unprofessional the author was. Seriously, what a smacked ass.

  12. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Fascinating.  One would think the author would have put all that energy into a new next book instead...a vitriolic futuristic romance.

 
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