Hey, Ms Stiefvater, a friend for you.

25 Jul

Interesting times to be a reader, let alone one who likes to share her thoughts on what she reads.

Via Merriam, in the long ass thread that  won’t die¹ over at Dear Author, we find that author Cassandra Duffy apparently agrees with Ms Stiefvater. It would seem that only learned people who get paid for it should have the utter gall to share their opinions with the world. But worry not, for as long as the stupid reader paid for the book, this author doesn’t mind too much².

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What my tiny little mind finds so entertaining is that, reading between the lines, as long as the opinions are positive, it’s all good for ignorant and unpaid bloggers with nothing to do to share their worthless opinions.

Or perhaps Ms Duffy is herself a bitter twat who doesn’t understand that sharing her disdain for readers in this manner can, indeed, loose her the readers that the negative review didn’t.

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¹ Scratching 800 as I write this.

² Rachel Carsman Thompsom (who wrote the post Duffy was commenting on) finds Duffy’s opinion hilarious. For a PR and social media consultant, this doesn’t seem very savvy.

2 Responses to “Hey, Ms Stiefvater, a friend for you.”

  1. Lori 25/07/2012 at 9:38 AM #

    I’m gobsmacked. I really am.

    I write but I’m not ignorant enough to believe that it adds value to the world or should be compared with Joseph Conrad. And if someone hated something I wrote (and they have) it isn’t because they’re ignorant or they’re hateful, spiteful, mean people… it’s because I wrote something they hated.

    By the way: I hate cilantro. It doesn’t make God a meanie for creating it. And I don’t think God is crying in his beer because I hate his creation. Just sayin’.

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