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Author:  CoolSummer [ Sun May 29, 2016 10:19 am ]
Post subject:  So what would you do?

I play game of war quite a bit, and a person in one of my alliances has written a book. I thought I would support them by purchasing it because it was on Amazon. My problem is many fold with it. Bad format, bad punctuation, and bad word usage. They have asked me what I think several times, but I am struggling with it to be brutally honest, should I just let it ride and say I'm too busy to read it. I know there are quite a few authors on here, what do you guys thin the kindest thing to do is?

Author:  Brooks127 [ Sun May 29, 2016 9:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: So what would you do?

Being an author, and also a person who beta reads for others, I would politely explain the issues you see. I could have used the help when I was starting out, but too many people didn't want to hurt my feelings. Just be kind in your approach. Writing is an ongoing learning process. I've been writing for quite sometime, and still I ask for feedback.

Author:  Cattleman [ Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: So what would you do?

I'm with Brooks. If no one tells this guy his mistakes, he will keep making them. But be polite, and criticize the writing, not the writer.

Author:  Crystalline [ Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: So what would you do?

Advise him to get an editor, tell him the truth gently, but also find something good to say, even if it's to praise him for the effort of having done it. It takes a lot of effort to write a book, at least it did for me.

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