Angela, I really like your attitude about these people trying to discredit others. Not responding is a very smart move, probably irritates them more than starting an argument. Keep up your good work!
– Judy Pearce
My motto is: “Don’t feed the snakes!” As soon as you send a response, they’ll want to start a huge fight. And, they’ll turn their attention from their last victim to you, and do the same things (try to harm your reputation, discredit you, etc.). Unfortunately, bullies exist everywhere, including the adult world.
Love that you don’t feed snakes! Cracked me up! No better way to shut ’em down.
– Patti Wade
Who really cares (besides these few people) that the winner of the Winter, 2018 24-Hour Short Story Contest didn’t write a story with a happy ending?
Some of the most dramatic works — on stage, on the screen, and in novels don’t have ‘happy’ endings. That’s life.
– Wendy Jones
Highlander Imagine – Beyond Infinity
Duncan MacLeod must fight a South American Immortal at Teotihuacan.
One person in particular was mortified that someone may have died in the story. She said it ruined her day. My eyes rolled so back in my head and I almost fell over. It’s FICTION for crying out loud!!! 😉
Well, it may make you feel better to realize that none of these incidents truly wasted your time. Rather, they provided fodder for you to write an entertaining article that might even help stop some people from doing similar types of nonsense in the future. Good job!
– Carol Slott
I can envision you at your computer each morning, wondering what today will bring. Cheers to you!
– Pamela Allegretto
Bridge of Sighs and Dreams
Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice.
How incredibly mature……just hit delete. Think how much less wheel spinning this world would endure if everyone, rather than spending the day under an angry cloud, simply hit the delete key. Personally, I have no spam or junk folder in my eMail client. I delete about 100 junk messages every day as I glance at the subject lines. In addition to never missing an important message which is inadvertently misdirected to the spam folder, I get a daily update on the latest scams & foolish notions of the day. It’s for the same reason, while I get my newspapers on line, I get the PDF version with all the advertising: There’s as much information in the ads as in the news.
I don’t usually hit “delete”. I created a special folder for such nonsense years back, just in case I need to reference it later.
I loved the winning story! It was hilarious, and completely original.
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About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
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