Never read your own reviews. And, Never, Ever, EVER respond to them.You can skim the review. Go down to the Comments area, where the author answers -- and then replies to his answer -- and then replies to his reply -- and then throws caution to the wind and replies to that reply... Finally a third party offers an opinion and the author spirals completely out of control -- now arguing with himself, and the newcomer at the same time. More voices enter into this rising storm -- and it is like a car wreck with a body on the road -- you're horrified but you can't look away.
Then some people try to offer comments to the Author of the Review Post, and it is like Greek Fire across the deck!
... and then … it just gets amazingly weird after that.
Bad Author! No Biscuit!
Now, a success story, of a woman who doesn't have good mechanics, but doesn't let that stop her, and she doesn't read or reply to her reviews.
This novel is 613 pages when she publishes it. Between the covers there are Run-On sentences, which travel half-a-page -- horrible punctuation, terrible grammar, absolutely stuffed with unrequired verbiage, l o n g d e s c r i p t i o n s of getting dressed in the morning, repeated use of tedious responses, frequent use of adverb-adjusted dialog tags.
Perfect storytelling, brilliant awareness of reader, characterization so strong readers frequently forget the MCs are not real -- deep emotional connection, excellent use of dialog, impassioned sexual encounters, lively engaging secondary characters, believable interactions, thoroughly entertaining.
Good Reads 22,105 reviews on one title
... nice following eh?
Amazon (Indie Published on Kindle) 396 reviews 4.5 rating
Then she is picked up for Traditional Publishing by Forever Publishing
It's like Cinderella! Or Dorthy arriving in the Emerald City!
Her book is edited by inhouse editors, and republished at 562 pages (a little leaner, and healthier -- probably just liposuctioned the 50 extra pounds of adjectives from around the thighs) A new cover with sexy people is pressed to the flesh, and then it is sent off to the Ball!
Achieves Adoration from Editorial Reviews on reprinting -- just look at the Amazon page.
Author Name: Kristen Ashley
Title : Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain Book 2) I believe this is her 20th book.
She Never responds, or even reads her reviews... which is good because she would probably stop writing -- there are some brutal people out there.
Never read or respond to reviews. They do not matter.