As an author, I’ve gotten good and bad reviews. The later always sting, but it’s part of the biz.
Nevertheless, I was curious if a classic, like To Kill A Mockingbird, had received any negative reviews.
To my amazement, it has quite a few!
I especially loved the reviewer who gave it 2 stars and misspelled Pulitzer Prize, or the teen who said it was boring and “there’s barely any actions.”
So how should writers handle such critique?
One author I know says she NEVER reads reviews of her books.
I may join her!!
I've played bass for Shania Twain, had a black rhino charge me while on safari, and I've been in the Oval Office. In high school, I went backstage to interview groups like Bob Seger, Rush and Kansas, sorta like "Almost Famous" but without Kate Hudson! As an author, I draw from all these experiences (and then some) when crafting my stories. The quote that sums me up the best is by G.K. Chesterton: "Nay, the really sane man know that he has a touch of the madman." I'm married, the father of four wonderful children, and a proud grandfather. I currently live near Nashville, TN where I write, bike and am always on the prowl for adventure and stories.