Shout-out to Alex and the awesome co-hosts for today: Erika Beebe, PJ Colando, Tonja Drecker, Sadira Stone, and Cathrina Constantine!
MAY 5 question -
Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn't expect? If so, did it surprise you?
It's gone now. But, once upon a time on Goodreads, someone reviewed "Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters" and said it did not educate them on how to write a setting or outline a book.
Well... that's true.
It also doesn't teach you how to clean a fish, change the oil in your car, or do advanced calculus.
I mean... was I surprised that someone didn't actually read the title of the book? Well, I guess I didn't expect it. But some people just want to complain.
Anyway, the review vanished. Maybe someone at Goodreads took it down? Maybe the reviewer realized the book wasn't called "how to write settings and outline books" so they took it down themselves? I don't know.
I didn't take the review personally. I mean, if you can't even get through reading the title, how useful could anything I wrote actually be to you?
The A to Z Challenge is done for 2021. The survey is still open for a few days -- 112 people answered so far.
I'm sending caring thoughts to co-host John Holton because storms and tornados are ripping through his hometown right now. Hope you're staying safe, John!