Friday, July 10, 2009

Bad Review Up On Tangent

I was very glad to see the folks at Tangent get back into the swing of things because they are a vital part of the short fiction scene. I was still glad when they reviewed "The Witch of the Westmoors" in Abandoned Towers #3. The review is generally negative, with the reviewer expressing disappointment at my failure to really bring them into the story. What can I say, it was a flash fiction piece and I struggled to get it in under 1000 words. Not a lot of room for world building. But as a wise man once said, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

File this under 'Not So Good Things For July.'

4 comments:

Keanan Brand said...

Talked about or not, it's a bummer for one's work to be discussed in a negative light.

On the other hand, there's something to be said for knowing where you stand -- or, at least, where you stand with that particular reader.

brownlight said...

Alas, "Loud and cruel were the ravens' cries that feasted on the field"

;)

Anonymous said...

Remember, 'tis just one man's opinion. The important thing is, it got published.

-Andrew Cooper

Jeff Draper said...

Funny, because I wanted to end that post with "Oh well, in the end everyone must remember that I got paid and the reviewer is a big, fat poopy-head" but I figured that wouldn't be a constructive response.