Now some of you are already published, and many of you who keep on trying will eventually be published. So, this week’s advice applies to your situation after you’ve been published. For published writers, this may be one of the most essential pieces of survival advice you’ll ever receive.
Are you ready? Here goes:
Never . . . never ever . . . ever ever, publicly respond to a negative reader review. Never ever email someone who’s given you a negative reader review. For God’s sake don’t read a negative review on Amazon and then click on “comment” and tell the reviewer (in public) what a complete idiot he/she must be to give your book a bad review.