One of the huge challenges authors face is how to deal with intentionally bad reviews on places like Goodreads and Amazon that go out of their way to bring down ratings, made all the worse for being "catfish," false personas hiding under a front. You're warned not to respond, since that will drag you into a sinkhole -- but when they go unanswered, what stands appears to be the truth.
Here's a bizarre, mind-numbing story in the London Guardian by an author about her experience diving into an insane Wonderland as she makes the choice, against all advice, to deal with someone out to trash her.
This should be a movie.
You can read it here.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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