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Question: Inspired by Steph's post from Reviewer X: Bloggers, or anyone who posts there reviews on other networks, have you ever felt the need to tone down a negative review?
My Answer: Personally, I hate writing negative reviews, but at the end of the day honesty is the best policy. Usually in my negative reviews, I try to spotlight not only the bad aspects, but the good ones too. That way, I can give a balanced approach instead of knocking it all down. I wouldn't want to discourage someone's hard work, that's an author's baby we're talking about here. However, I never feel the need to tone down a review, I stick to my guns and roll with it.
Most of the time, people can stomach constructive criticism. To those that can't, I really like the motto: "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." Once I was told by a great publicist that I have the "can't put it down syndrome." I absolutely loved that response, because it's true! Luckily, I've never experienced a negative backlash from writing my honest reviews. All the authors and publicists I've worked with to this day have been the most kindest people. I hope to continue to deliver well balanced reviews that will attract readers, even if it didn't grab my taste buds. Can't we all just get along? Haha. I love all authors and publishers, who is with me!?
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