Rotten Reviews and Terrible Trolls

Modern writers live very different lives from our predecessors…we have to wear so many hats it ain’t funny, oh no no no…here Jo Robinson deals with a couple of important aspects of the job – bad reviews and trolls, ugh. All I know is that one must glean whether there is any merit in either one, and then simply shut the door. Thank you for a great post, Jo Robinson!

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You will get bad reviews. It’s inevitable, I promise you. Take comfort in the fact that it’s a rite of passage all writers go through. Every – single – one of them, and after the first one has you on the floor, bawling your eyes out, and inexplicably trying to chew your own foot off for a while, they’re not so hard to deal with. Some are pretty funny, and some are just to be ignored. There are people out there who delight in trashing books, and sometimes the authors of books too, for reasons unknown to most decent humans. Sometimes it’s jealousy, and sometimes it’s just because they’re mean. Sometimes also these one star stabs to the soul are perfectly legitimate in their author’s hearts and minds, because they really didn’t enjoy what you wrote for reasons that do or don’t make sense to you. Whatever the reasons are…

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