Reviewers

Normally, I love reviewers. Whether the review says my book is poor or excellent, it always makes me happy to know that someone took the time to read my book, and that they’re taking the time to write a review. However, today I got a review on one of my books, and before I was even finished reading it, I knew I was going to have to write about it. This person read thirty-seven pages of my book, and he or she decided to give it a one-star rating on Barnes and Noble. In their review, they “took issue” with the fact that I named my main character after myself, gave her my age, and made her look like me. They said that it spoke to a lack of creativity. I’m not sure how they could have missed it, since I practically spell it out. This girl in “Zombie Island” is me. She has my name, she looks like me, and she is my age because she is literally supposed to be me. This is my story. The story of how I would survive during a zombie apocalypse, and for someone to tell me that doing this “lacks creativity” really hurts. This story started out as a daydream and I turned it into an actual story. And in a moment of inspiration, I decided to keep myself as the main character, so I could have better insight into the mind of my main character. I think doing that showed a great deal of creativity. I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong…

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