great post!! good for authors and reviewers both to take heed to!!
Lots of talking and tweeting lately about the stalking-nutso behavior of author Kathleen Hale of reviewer Blythe Harris (not real name). HaleNo. Blogger Blackout.
I look at the online landscape sometimes and ask myself: How do things get this crazy?
I think we all know that the world of publishing (trad or published) has all sorts of folks, from the most noble and generous to the most narcissistic and self-serving to the most mentally unhinged. It runs the gamut. I know I’ve heard horror stories of critique groups imploding because of one person with serious, serious issues and, in some cases, aggressive stalking of those who did not properly adore their handiwork (inept or incoherent though it may be).
And I think all of us (authors or readers) have run across reviewers who seem to be on these weird power trips where snarky, vicious, cruel, insensitive reviews end up being…
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