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Authors behaving badly

Okay, really it's just one author. The Dear Author blog has had a lot of chatter (as in 477 comments!) lately about the recent attempt by a romance author to whip one of her her readers into line (and I don't mean that in a nice way) after the reader dared to give her less than a stellar review. Seems counterproductive to me. Why go online if all you're going to do is make people dislike you? It's not like there aren't other books and other authors. And if you can't restrain yourself in calling a reader to task, for crying out loud use a spell checker and edit your comments before you post!

Sounds like someone needs to cash a reality check. Very appropriate on April 15 (at least here in the USA).

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miladyinsanity
Apr. 15th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not. Stunned, that is.

I'm simply unable to be surprised by the ridiculous stupidity of certain human beings.

I try to convince myself that they are outliers in a normal distribution, but there are days when I just can't.
karen_w_newton
Apr. 15th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
I guess that's always been true but with the web we just find it out more often.
miladyinsanity
Apr. 15th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Lets just blame it all on the ebil interwebs. o.o
david_bridger
Apr. 16th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
Mad as a box of frogs! :D
karen_w_newton
Apr. 16th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
I never heard that expression! Sounds about right, though.
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