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Hey all you published authors out there, how do you handle reviews? Today’s post comes from Kill Zone and deals with the issues of book reviews, while adding a humorous twist. You could also share your best tips on how to deal with reviews with the rest of us below.
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There are as many approaches to dealing with reviews as there are writers, ranging from the diehards who don’t read their reviews, ever, to the snowflakes among us who turn into sad, quivering puddles at the sight of the dreaded single star. (As a former snowflake, I resemble that remark.)
Book reviews fall into several categories:
–Good (Loved it!!!! Five Stars!!!)
–Meh (or what I like to call damned by faint praise)
–All About the Reviewer
The Good Review
Everyone loves a good review (except your enemies). It feeds the ego of the little kid inside of us who trudged home from school clutching a hand-loomed potholder, desperate to hear that it was the BEST POTHOLDER IN THE WORLD! We’re adults now, of course. We are mature professionals who understand that a job well done is still just a job, and while we humbly tell ourselves that there are probablydefinitelycertainly things we could have done better, somebody thinks it’s the BEST
POTHOLDER BOOK IN THE WORLD!