Okay, this blog probably isn’t going to be very popular, and I’ll probably be bashed behind my back and maybe in public. I don’t care.
For some reason some authors are paying way too much attention to what reviewers are saying. I agree, if a reviewer gives you something good you can think on and improve your work with then pay attention but why the F*#KING hell are writers paying any attention to reviews that are meant to be mean. Why the hell do you care as an author? You are a freaking public figure, get used to the trashing. So what if a reviewer calls you a horrible author or says that your writing is a mockery to the genre? Seriously, you’re going to let someone like that ruin your day?
Stop playing to them. Stop getting in the arguments. Stop allowing the stupidity break your peace. If you want to be an author then realize that people will say some of the stupidest stuff about your books. Reviewers are not all knowing gods and they won’t make or break your career. A review is just their opinion. They get facts wrong and don’t read books thoroughly. It’s just how it is. So when a reviewer gives you a low rank, don’t freak out and tell the reviewer they are wrong. Of course they are wrong, but who cares.
Stop antagonizing the reviewers and write your next book. Always strive to improve your craft. Read over your work and fix what you can but stop the madness. Stop trashing reviewers. Stop trying to make them feel bad. Ignore the reviews and write. That’s what you do. You aren’t a review watcher; you are an author. If you want to argue with reviewers, become a critic not an author.
There are now groups of authors who are banning together to hate on GR reviewers...Why? They are not your primary market, your writers are. Stop focusing on the negative. So in response to the GR authors banning together there are GR reviewers coming together, the most recent Stop The GR Bullies, a group of bloggers and reviewers trying to stop the bullies. Really, has it come to this.
Grow up and start acting like adults. Reviewers have a right to their opinion. Leave them alone.