Stone of stumbling and rock of offense (wordweaverlynn) wrote,
Stone of stumbling and rock of offense

Writerly Wisdom

Do not Google for reviews of Part I when you're trying to finish Part II. No matter how positive they are, they will also contain at least one wrong-headed comment, willful misreading, or vicious little observation to distract you.  

If you review books, or write them, or read either books or reviews, you should probably read this essay on how to write a negative review. Brilliant, insightful, and amusing. (Even if he does use "infer" instead of "imply.")

ETA Infer was correct. Do go read the essay. It's worth it.

This entry was originally posted at Please comment here if you want, or there using OpenID. Or send em a message via carrier pigeon or fortune cookie. I'm dying to hear from you.
  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded