Tag Archives: criticism

Characters Need to Be Perfect! Real People Can Screw Up!

Over the course of this year, I’ve seen several authors talk about reviews complaining about character intelligence.  Specifically, readers hate when a character makes a ‘stupid mistake’.  They feel it ruins the story and go on a rant.  I think … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Being Critical

Maybe I’m wrong or I just wander to the wrong sites.  Still, it feels like people are much more critical of art than they were even a few years ago.  Things are torn apart and insulted before they’re fully released.  … Continue reading

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Rewards for an Author: Not by the Numbers

We all see posts by authors, myself included, about sales numbers, rankings, reviews, and other things that we accept with glee.  I know during a debut month, these things are very important.  They can make or break an author’s confidence.  … Continue reading

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Death and Politics: The Only Flavor?

Now, I’ll admit to making fun of the body count of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.  Truthfully, I don’t have a problem with him or his series.  I think it’s great that he’s brought fantasy into the spotlight.  … Continue reading

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The Critic: Ally and Nemesis of the Artist

First, I’m going to be clear that I have no problem with critics. They serve an important purpose and are really helpful.  I’m inspired to work hard because of the fact that there are people out there whose job it … Continue reading

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