Tuesday, September 9, 2008

When Life Hands You Lemons

What should you do if your novel receives bad reviews?

A) Nothing. Critics are stupid, jealous, and uneducated. What do they know about brilliant writing, anyway?

B) Flame the reviewers on Amazon, and then threaten them with lawsuits if they blog about your reaction.

C) Commit seppuku (ritual suicide). Your career is over.

D) Create a video that celebrates the universal hatred of your novel with family and friends. Post it on YouTube for all the world to share.

7 comments:

s.w. vaughn said...

I know this is my post, but I wanted to say I think Brad Meltzer has a lot of class, and anyone who can twist bad reviews around like this has to write interesting books. I'm reading this one. :-)

Marta Stephens said...

Ha! That's the way to do it. Put it out there, poke fun at it, expose it and don't give anyone anywhere to go with it.

Aside from that ... now I'm curious. Interesting strategy!

Kim Smith said...

What a hoot! Brad has dreamed up a brainstorm!

T.S. Franklin said...

I love it! I'll bet he had a blast putting it together, too.

Jodi Lee said...

That is priceless!

Anne Walls said...

This is an amazing video. I am going to write a post about it for my writing website's blog, WordHustlerInk. Speaking of, I was looking to get in touch with you 4 brilliant mystery writers and let you know about a new writers' site my partner and I have just started called WordHustler.com. I'd love you to check it out! Thanks!
Best,
Anne Walls
Writer/WordHustler.com Co-Founder

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

You can't help but be curious after that brilliant video! What a wonderful backwards marketing plan - and it might just work!! Thanks, SW, for letting us know about this. ;o)

Anne - I'll stop over and check out your site. ;o) Thanks for visitng!