Hey! You with the myriad 1 and 2 star reviews. Yes, you.
Want to turn those bad reviews into a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?
Let’s quantify. It doesn’t matter if you’re King or Mantel or Rowling you will always receive a SMALL percentage of 1 and 2 star reviews, and that’s simply because there will always be a SMALL percentage of readers who either don’t know how to read or don’t get the literary genius that’s just passed before their eyes. And of course there’s always the grinning troll who will strike you down for the hell of it. However, when you repeatedly get 1 and 2 star reviews from disappointed readers telling of no plot, no depth of character, no story, poor writing, lack of editing, wasted money, wasted time, and so on, such repetition should be prompting you to look at the options:
Option 1) employ an editor – a Golden opportunity to learn and to shape your story into something readable.
Option 2) go away and learn the craft – a Golden opportunity to learn and to shape your story into something readable.
Option 3) stop writing and find something else you’re better at – a Golden opportunity to do more discerning writers a favour.
Put simply, when the low reviews outweigh the high reviews, if you can’t afford an editor go and learn the craft, and if you can’t be bothered to do that, then stop writing.
Option 4; to keep on plugging your rubbish and cluttering the shelves with puerile nonsense… is NOT an option.
Can’t you see the disservice your self-serving voracity is doing those writers that actually give a damn?
Can’t you see that your rubbish is weighing down the already overloaded net and the diamonds are choking beneath your crap?
Can’t you see that any chance of alien contact has long gone because the distant surveyors couldn’t stop laughing and went the other way instead?
You are what you are: greedy, shameless, a lazy stain on humanity.
Don’t bleat that you can’t afford an editor. Learn the craft – it’s FREE to learn – FREE!
And if that’s beyond you take up something simpler like rocket surgery.
There is no excuse.
This is yours!