‘This is a bad novel’
If you got this comment in the middle of your book from a previously silent reader, how would you respond? Would you respond?
You might have guessed I got this today. Just scouting opinions. I don’t tend to take these kinds of comments seriously, but it does leave me at a bit of a loss of what to do with it. I struggle to know how to respond if someone is rude because I don’t want to look passive aggressive or defensive. I know from experience how intentions get misconstrued over the internet and I don’t want my responses to potentially put off anyone with legitimate criticism from commenting.
I’m also prone to overthinking