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Thursday
Jun072012

A Pinprick On an Otherwise Good Day

Having posted links to a number of interviews and reviews that made my day, it's probably only fair, in the interests of even-handed posting, to offer a link to the kind of review few authors would welcome. Other than that, no comment, because people have a right to their opinions and arguing with any reviewer only makes the writer look like an idiot. I've had days (and reviews) that were a lot worse, and if my hide hadn't grown tougher over the years, I wouldn't still be writing.

I should add that I'm not posting about a hatchet job here, far from it, but as Poul Anderson once said, the ideal review from the writer's point of view is "a few thousand words of closely-reasoned praise." Yes, we writers can be touchy bastards sometimes.

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