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.'


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.

Anonymous 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.