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September 03, 2012


Hank Phillippi Ryan

Yes, yes, how did you mean me to feel? This is the PERFECT questions.

Just like the vitriolic snarky and poisonous Amazon reviews, the next step might be to realize those remarks are about THEM, not about you.

Jealousy is a powerful force, and the most negative.



Some people forget that authors are people, with real feelings. The advice our moms gave us when we started school still apply: if you can't say anything nice to someone, don't say anything at all. I wouldn't want the bad karma some of these people must have.


“Give me the ending I’ve decided must be the right ending for the series.”


I think you have the right response, Charlaine. It's very kind, and it puts the onus on the Complaintmenter (which is another new word) to face up to what they're actually doling out to you (or any of us).

Donna Andrews

I like Charlaine's response. And I'm with her on not reading the Amazon reviews. I hate that I won't see the many thoughtful, positive reviews that readers leave. But I know myself too well; I know that I would overlook all the positives if I ran into that one review by someone who got up on the wrong side of the world that morning.

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