1-Star Reviews, Emergency Help for Authors

Just got burned with a 1-star review? Here's what to do.

The first rule of 1-star review club is we don’t talk about 1-star review club

If you got a 1-star review, SHUT UP (online).

Don’t tweet it. Yes, you can delete a tweet from your feed later, but someone will have already screencaptured it for you.

Don’t post about it on some forum. Yes, you’ll get a modicum of support, but then everyone will dogpile on you and kick you while you’re down, criticizing your use of present tense, typeface on cover, trollishness of author photo.

Don’t waste three hours of your life trying to write something cogent. You’ll just look like a dick, and you’ll try to delete it later, but someone will have already screencaptured it for posterity. You’ll have to change your name and get plastic surgery then start your career all over again.

So, change your diaper, have another scotch, and do something productive.


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This entry was posted on April 6, 2012 by in 1-stars, authorproblems, book reviews, positivity, publishing, writing.

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