Discussion Forums - Historical Fiction

Topic: Author Fail!

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Author Fail!
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 8:48 PM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
Posts: 4,035
Back To Top

Oh my, and I'm still working on the comments and haven't wandered over yet to Ammy to see about those reviews she mentions. Thanks for a pal at Goodreads for posting about this.

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 8:57 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 9,174
Back To Top

OMG,   I am stunned!  Bawhahahaha.   Thanks for the belly laugh Misfit!

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 8:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2005
Posts: 809
Back To Top

Ummmm ... how do you watch someone "hypnotically"?

And how can she write a sentence like this:

"Don and Katy watched hypnotically Gino place more coffees out at another table with supreme balance."  (HUH?)

... and then insist, 'My writing is just fine?" angry
 

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
Posts: 4,035
Back To Top

I am still working through the comments. Lol.

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2009
Posts: 9,174
Back To Top

I can't believe she got so mad and said F.U.  Classy that!

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:22 PM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
Posts: 4,035
Back To Top

Plus when she did respond she couldn't even spell correctly. Gawd, it's authors like her that give self publishing a bad rep.

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
Posts: 3,823
Back To Top

Well, at least she can spell "f*ck off" correctly. That's really all you need in life, right? :-D

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/22/2009
Posts: 2,617
Back To Top

Wow...just, wow. This is one author who missed the "silence is golden" lesson.

Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 10:13 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2007
Posts: 5,982
Back To Top

She obviously had a ghost writer! OMG! ...and people say reading is boring!

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
Posts: 6,536
Back To Top

Typical Arteest behavior in my book (xcuse the pun).  Don't let anyone see it if you can't take the heat.  Not eveyone is going to give you an A+.

Bonnie (LoveNE) - ,
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 10:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2007
Posts: 5,982
Back To Top

I think maybe we are being too hard on her...instead we should be applauding the fact that a 12yr old can write a book!

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 10:38 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
Posts: 1,976
Back To Top

Her sentence structure is almost like English is her second language.  Reading the blog was like driving by a car wreck.  You know you shouldn't look, but you just can't help yourself.

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 3:30 AM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
Posts: 4,815
Back To Top

I thought the same thing Donna did -- it isn't that the writer "is English", its that she can't speak English, apparently.  Good golly, talk about shooting yourself in the foot -- she's blown off her whole leg. devil

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 8:57 AM ET
Member Since: 7/6/2007
Posts: 747
Back To Top

I was almost late for work this morning because I couldn't tear myself away from reading this!!  cheeky

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 9:05 AM ET
Member Since: 3/8/2009
Posts: 6,035
Back To Top

I was reading it last night while watching Dancing with the Stars. This was much more entertaining.



Last Edited on: 3/29/11 9:05 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 10:37 AM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2008
Posts: 4,035
Back To Top

There are a slew of reviews up on Amazon clearly written by those who have seen the blog post. Just working my way through them. I see the blogger's review is there and getting tons of helpful votes.

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 9:09 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2005
Posts: 2,851
Back To Top

Reviewer: [I]n the first two chapters alone I found in excess of twenty errors that ideally would have been caught in editing and proofing. Some were minor, but all have the potential of disrupting an enjoyable reading experience....

Author: Your the target not me! Now get this review off here!

Yep. Author's writing is just fine. She's using her pen to commit seppuku.

ETA: The book appears to be self-published. 58 customer reviews on AZN with an average of 1.5 stars. I do believe she has managed to set a record. LOL!



Last Edited on: 3/29/11 9:12 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/30/2011 8:16 AM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2008
Posts: 772
Back To Top

I clicked through to her Blogger profile and read her bio. She can't even write her bio blurb succinctly and in correct English.

I'm surprised she hasn't used the excuse that someone hijacked her account and went trolling, because it's so OTT abusive that it does sound trollish. However, I think she really could be the type that completely loses their sh!t when it comes to her book babies.



Last Edited on: 3/30/11 8:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1