Elizabeth Sharp Hosts "Follow Friday: A Blog Hop For Writers"..............
As the title suggests, this blog is for anyone who writes whether it be novels, novellas, articles, or blog posts! This week's question is,
How do you deal with a bad review?
That's a tough question. I take a lot of pride in my work, so it would be very unpleasant to discover that someone thought it was terrible. Furthermore, my reaction would hinge on the type of bad review. For instance, if a reviewer claimed that I had made historical errors which ruined the book for him/her, I would have to seriously take a look into my research to see if I could correct my errors. If the problem was simply that the reviewer didn't like my story, but acknowledged that it was well written, then I would let it roll off my back like water off a duck! We can't all like the same things, right? But if a reviewer claimed that my writing was done poorly, well......that would smart a bit. I have fellow writers to read/critique my work. These are people I trust to give it to me straight and that have the skills necessary to perform the job. In the end, I would trust their judgement over any reviewer. We would all meet up and "discuss" the reviewer and end up laughing away the evening over coffee at the local bookstore or drinks at the nearest hot spot.
In the end, I would remember these words......,"To thine own self be true....."
How do you join in the fun? So glad you asked. It’s really quite simple.
1) 1`. Follow this blog.
2) 2. Follow Elizabeth Sharp, the originator of this hop
3) 3. Follow the featured author of the week.
4) 4. Go to Sharp words and copy the image code found there and paste it in your blog. Add your name to the link at the bottom of the post while you are there.
5) 5. Copy and paste the rules in your blog, as well as this week’s question.
6) 6. Answer the question
7) 7. Follow, follow, follow. This is about networking, people, making connections with people in your community. So talk to us. We don't bite!
8) 8. If someone stops by, says hi and follows you, the polite thing to do is follow back.
9) 9. Comment here and introduce yourself and you just might find a new follower or two.