wjdavies6 karma2013-03-13 16:31:06 UTC
How do you deal with negative criticism? Your book Halfway Home has a gay protagonist, and I see a lot of 1-star reviews which take offense to the very mention of homosexuality in your story. Here's a choice example - "great to find out AFTER you buy something that it's Queer-bait Star Trek...funny, if you think this shit is ok, why don't you put it in the Title????" Are you able to shrug these off?
My Wool fanfiction The Runner also touches on this "controversial" theme, and I've gotten my share of 1 and 2 star reviews on Amazon because of it. At first this bothered me, but then I realized if the reviewers can't be open-minded about these types of social issues, it's more their loss than mine. Would you ever alter a story you're writing in order to avoid this type of negative feedback?
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wjdavies4 karma2013-03-13 20:13:30 UTC
Awesome team_pizza! It still feels strange to me that people are out there reading a story I wrote... Very cool though!
Glad you enjoyed the ending. The first scene that popped into my mind was Ace running over the hill and delivering his final message to... spoiler :) I built the rest of the story backward from there. Now, back to editing my next book.
wjdavies3 karma2013-03-13 20:15:40 UTC
It's tough, eh? It won't change, don't worry. I love your characterization. You must really have a strong sense of empathy to be able to write so many different types of people so well.
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