An Author on Growing Through Criticism

As reviewers, we must temper our words with care. This is a great rendering of what this author went through! ❤

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 Three Uncomfortable Lessons about Criticism I Learned from Publishing my Book

By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist

I have a new baby.
It’s about two months old, has a compelling name and is loved by me, my family, and close friends. Of course I’m talking about the new sci-fi novel, Fear The Liberator: A Space Opera Novel, I self-published on Amazon. I worked sweats and fears on that darling, had a professional editor and published it with the best intentions.

And for a while, it was good. Sales trickled in, up to 16 per day, as well as many burrows.

Self-Published Author Mars Dorian

I was high-fiving the universe after having launched a book that finally didn’t tank like my two previous books. And then, the first one-star review crept in and vaporized my book like an orbital beam cannon. The critic wrote a 700 word long review that lynched every part of…

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4 thoughts on “An Author on Growing Through Criticism

    1. True. I am a little fearful of that. I recently turned down a review of a book because it was so difficult for me to read or understand. I would never write a review that would damage the integrity of the author. The written word is subjective and cultural diversity has to be considered. Readers don’t have to like every book. A tough situation. 💗😊

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