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Genre: Hysterical Faction
Word Count: 100
ILLEGITIMI NON CARBORUNDUM*
At the beginning of my writing career, one of my mentors warned me. “The greatest thing an author can develop, besides a good story, is a thick skin.”
The reviews of my novels on Amazon have been mostly favorable—until yesterday.
“Amateurish,” the reviewer spewed. “Clunky. No story arc. The characters are caricatures.”
Paralyzed by the scathing words, I doubted everything I ever wrote.
“Pffft,” said my friend. “Every author’s received bad reviews and haters are gonna hate. You can’t take it personally.”
This morning I found two 5-Star reviews. Did my writing change? Guess I won’t quit just yet.
*Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
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