Giggled my way through this list – though the best advice is at the top – hopefully a handful of trusted beta readers will have already pointed out weaknesses and an editor has caught all the whoopsies, so don’t read reviews! They’re by readers, for readers.
Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
Here is the 36th installment of Ten Top Lists of What Not to Do by Marie Ann Bailey of 1WriteWay at http://1writeway.com and John W. Howell of Fiction Favorites at http://johnwhowell.com. These lists are simu-published on our blogs each Monday. We hope you enjoy.
Top Ten Things Not to Do If Your Book Gets a Negative Review
10. If your book gets a negative review, do not read the review, especially if the rating is one star. At best, the reviewer will admit the review is based on having read only a couple of pages of your book and you can chide yourself for even bothering to read one word of the review. At worst, you will read the review so many times you can quote it by heart, begin to believe it, and eventually get one star tattooed on your back to atone for imagined errors in your…
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