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If You Don't Like How I Write, PLEASE DON'T REVIEW ME OR READ ME!!
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado   
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Last edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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I am tired of being attacked or criticized.

 There is a certain author on here (who shall remain anonymous, but I know who he is) who reviews my stories quite regularly.  While most of the time his reviews are okay at best, my latest story (since removed) has me questioning my ability as a writer.

He basically said my story was stupid and laughable at best.  I am tired of his crap and I am not going to take it any more! If he doesn't like how I write, then he shouldn't read my stories!  I'm sorry.  I have never handled criticism well and I am tired of the bullcrap already!!  I just hope he doesn't read or review me any longer because if he does, I WILL remove his reviews.  

I know I shouldn't let it bother me, but the truth of the matter is it DOES.  I try my best at what I do, and I try to branch out; yet hurtful comments like what he said makes me wondering why I even do this.

I am not going to let the comments of one stupid person ruin my writing, but I am just weary.  

Yes, I write a lot.  Yes, I write a lot about disabilities.  I don't know everything.  I'm not perfect, and I wish this person would realize that.  What makes him such a good writer?? Or a critic??

We all have different skill levels in our writing ability.  We write about what we know.  I know I do, but once in a while, I try to branch out and try something new.  That's it.  End of story.  Yet when I get a negative review, it's like what I've worked so hard to accomplish has come crashing down and then I have to start all over and claw my way back up!  It's extremely frustrating!!!!!

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Reviewed by Joy Hale 3/7/2014

I got soooo mad when I read about your insensitive reviewer! I would encourage you to keep right on writing, erase his reviews and blow him off!! People like this often have a gripe about many things and you have obviously become a target for this person. Do NOT lose confidence, not for a minute, for we all have something to contribute here on the den; one never knows when what one writes may be something that another writer needs desperately to hear, this has happened to me several times. Continue on like a brave soldier!! Excellent write... I am glad you vented and I hope you receive many other supportive reviews. Joy Hale
Reviewed by Jerry Aragon Ph.D (Phunny humor Doctor) 9/22/2013
and welcome to the world of HATE...

I think you should keep this article up and running, and then add to it, as these jerks come out of the woodwork. I've been in the world of art and writing for over 40 years, and there are times, when I've taken a first class don't feel like the Lone Stranger...

I took my first pasting back in 1988, when the Albuquerque Journal wanted to do a piece on my woodcarving. (I was a woodcarver at the time) Our company had about 150 employeess at the time. When I went to work the next day...boy...all the people of HATE came out of the woodwork and let me have it. If you want to read more about this, go the Top 100 List and click on my article entitled, SITEMAP (350 Links) and look for the article entitled, You Can't Please Everyone...So, Don't Try.

The PEOPLE OF HATE are everywhere. Take a look at how I handeled a recent article I put up, which is entitled, FREE PIZZA; PIGGING OUT; All You Can Eat. Take a look at how many times I tell people to go to hell, if they don't like the way I do things. I had to find a way to deal with this problem...and I think I found a pizza joint.

You can do what I did. There is this woman named MaryGrace Patterson, who is so positive and full of praise, and I had to let the world know about her. So, I wrote an artice about her, and I quoted all her quotes about my work (about 20) The piece is called, "Giving Praise 101 For Dummies" You have a lot of comments, so go back to the list and pick some of the best and write an article about some of these wonderful people who have inspired you with their words.

Fill up page after page of nice comments...and keep the article you recently worte as your home base, and put the links throughout the article. And, everytime this jerk writes to you...delete it before he does his damage. If you don't do this, you adding fuel to the fire...GOOD LUCK...let me know how you're doing...and have a great's orders!

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/20/2013
Why do you think I don't write much poetry, Karen? There are far better poets than I. Doesn't help that I don't review as much as I used to. If no one reads me, why should I read someone else? Understand your frustration, believe me. Don't give up. You have a gift. Use it.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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