Dear Authors: Don’t Respond to Goodreads Reviews

Reviews. Want ’em, love ’em, get ’em.

This author writes a brilliantly funny piece about how NOT to respond to negative reviews based on a recent debacle on Goodreads. You may pick up some tips about how to deal if a “big stupid butt-face with a butt for a face” poops on your pages.

Dear Authors: Don’t Respond to Goodreads Reviews.

I have to say I agree with many of Brenna Clarke Gray’s coping strategies. Well, except for kicking trees. Maybe kick your neighbours retina-rodgering collection of lawn ornaments… 😉

I welcome reviews if you happen to grab one of my book offerings – just don’t make me cry or get arrested for kicking over lawn ornaments.

~ kei
15 June 2015

I’m Wanted…

Shh… I’m in the Facebook Flaunter of Post Rules Protection Program.

Today is 1 June 2015 and in my family, we have a tradition – more like superstition because any moment now, the texts will start coming in, “Did you say rabbits”, “Rabbits!”, “bunny emoticon”.

So, I post on Facebook like I do most first of the month:

Rabbits Are Banned

and get THIS:

Facebook Fail

Who knew rabbits were so subversive, evil, frightening, atrocious, awful…

It’s bad enough that FB “Big Brothers” our business pages – but they do it on our personal pages too. If your Great Auntie Zepzerella isn’t a big poster, you won’t ever see when she posts her prize-winning petunias. Why? Her posts have been deemed less interesting to you than Cousin Hortensia’s eight posts a day about her arse-picking boyfriend!

Damn (I may curse a LOT in my next few posts, just ’cause I can do that here). Damn, it’s a good thing I don’t share my posts from “Unconfined” on FB. I’d be in virtual jail!

Cheers fellow Poets & Poetesses – and for the love of whatever, don’t be saying “cwningen” anywhere where you might be overheard! I think I have a case here for discrimination against the Welsh <– tongue in cheek, just in case I’m being followed!

This message will now self destruct…

~ kei
1 June 2015

Rabbits 1 June 2015

What? Me worry?

…Authors… what do we want? mega sales! when do we want them?… yesterday!…

Wise words about publishing, the culture of instant gratification and keeping our “Great Expectations” real.
Oh! And… you can find my books on Amazon, iTunes and Yada Yada 😉

Seumas Gallacher

…there’s an old saying I recall, ‘Patience is a Virtue… possess it if yeez can… often found in Woman, but seldom found in Man’… this ol’ Jurassic has no idea how much of that observation is based on verifiable fact, and it prob’ly depends on which gender yeez ask about it… also absent is any overlay on that premise as regards we quill-scrapers… whether the male or female of the scribbling species is the more likely to ‘chomp restlessly at the bit’ is indeterminate…

lassielad…but if yeez read between the lines, and even read the actual lines, it seems an inordinate number of  wannabe bestselling scribes can hardly contain themselves in the search for instant ‘success’… and the bulk of blame for that syndrome’s presence must be laid squarely at the door of the internet and the SOSYAL NETWURKS... we have collectively, I’m afraid, become a…

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