Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What not to do

When an author receives a negative review, usually the first thing they feel is disappointment that the reviewer didn't like the book the author worked so hard on.

If said author is a professional, the only reaction (if any) they should show to the world is a polite and matter-of-fact "thank you" for the review, no matter how much they are angered or insulted by what was said.

Or alternatively, they might respond as this one did.

Agent or not, contract with a big publishing house or not, professionalism is still professionalism, and it is absolutely paramount if you want to get anywhere as a writer.