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Why You Probably SHOULD Care About Bad Reviews

November 12, 2012 6 comments

I see a lot of authors (generally those who are self-publishing) dismiss bad reviews of their books.  Google the topic and there is no end to the number of budding authors explaining why they don’t care if someone gives their book a bad review.  Or, even worse, why they don’t even read what other people say about their book.

Well, I say that’s a bad attitude.  I think it is a dangerous stance to take where you choose to shelter yourself from criticism.  This is especially true, I believe, for indy, self-published authors.  I think you SHOULD care about bad reviews.

Look, unless you are Stephen King or J.K. Rowling, and going to sell books no matter what you write, then not caring about criticism only hurts you.  Face it, only once you are at a point in your career where you actually don’t have to worry about the critics, because you’ve proven yourself as someone who knows how to write and sell books, should you even remotely consider no longer worrying about the critics.  Frankly, most my fellow authors out there whom I have seen state they don’t care about their critics are not at this point in their careers yet.  In fact, most of them are FAR, FAR, FAR from that point. Read more…

Kind of Depressed Over This

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

I just realized my Tickler List is over 90 entries long, all sci-fi and fantasy. Each one of those entries is a story I want to tell. Some are short stories. Others are single novels. Others still are series.

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Sunday Afternoon New Twitter Follower Welcomes

June 24, 2012 Comments off

Welcome to these new followers on Twitter!

K.E. Saxon‏@KESaxonAuthor

Writer of contemporary and historical romance fiction/organic gardener extraordinairehttp://kesaxon.com

Raeann Blake‏@RaeannBlake

Indie Romance author and software engineer (the day job). Swinging in the wind while trying to decide whether to stay Indie or pursue traditional publishing.

Gareth Young‏@SpartaGus

Aspiring (perspiring) writer. Check out my book links and short bio here: http://about.me/Spartagus Anything else you want to know, you only have to ask…

Natalie Hillier‏@nattiejean1969

Admin Assist, passionate/obsessive reader, never without a book in hand, newly book blogger, purple is my ultimate favorite color lol, pls check out my blog.

Sneezing Panda‏@5neezingPanda

Launching Summer 2012

BZ Hercules‏@BZHercules

Comedy/Mystery Writer and Alter Ego to @BethLynne1 I wear the cape in this duo! Lawyer, Muscian, Brain Surgeon

Sunday Morning New Twitter Welcome

June 24, 2012 Leave a comment

THN Enterprises, LLC‏@THN_Enterprises

Performances Marketing, Call Tracking, & IVR Call Control System Technologies, visit my blog @ jasonpoore.com.like us on facebook.con/THNENTERPRISES

NHL Expert Picks‏@NHLexpertpicks

Providng Blogs, Stats, News and More! NHL Handicapper: NHLexpertpicks.com 2011/2012 Record:[148-62]

Helen Hanson‏@HelenHanson

Thriller novelist, former corporate droness, Redwood Curtain escapee, red-wine sipper, hacky sack duffer, unrepentant misfit, & seed patron to avian travelers.

Raine Thomas‏@Raine_Thomas

Wedding planner by day, YA author by night. Words are my passion! The Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and DEFY now available!

Gail (Trish) Gentry‏@VaChicklet

Lover of Life & Laughter. My day job is a paralegal, a 24/7 observer, good listener & gr8 friend. Love reading & writing short stories. Working on my 1st novel

zrockmusic‏@zrockmusic

 

B Throwsnaill‏@BThrowsnaill

Author of Hemlock and the Wizard Tower–a sword and sorcery epic inspired by Tolkien, Moorcock and Herbert. I am interested in politics, history and philosophy.