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Worst reaction ever to a critical review?

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Worst reaction ever to a critical review?

Post by Misfit » Tue March 29th, 2011, 12:58 am

Oh my. Oh my.
Well, on the upside, we now know Jacqueline can string together a grammatically correct two-word sentence . . . as long as the sentence starts with an expletive.

I guess that's some sort of improvement.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue March 29th, 2011, 1:09 am

That made my evening!
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 29th, 2011, 1:21 am

Talk about foot in mouth...
My writing is just fine!


You did not download the fresh copy.... you did not. No way!

As to annoymous

Al was given the option of a free copy from smashwords the following day to download in any format he preffered.


Look AL, I'm not in the mood for playing snake with you, what I read above has no flaws. My writing is fine. You were told to download a new copy for format problems the very next day while they were free at Smashwords, so you could choose any format you wanted to read it in and if their were any spelling mistakes they were corrected. Simply remove this review as it is in error with you not downloading the fresh copy i insisted. Why review my book after being told to do this, and more annoying why have you never ever responded to any of my e-mails?

And please follow up now from e-mail.
This is not only discusting and unprofessional on your part, but you really don't fool me AL.

Who are you any way? Really who are you?
What do we know about you?

You never downloaded another copy you liar!
You never ever returned to me an e-mail

Besides if you want to throw crap at authors you should first ask their permission if they want it stuck up on the internet via e-mail. That debate is high among authors.

Your the target not me!
Now get this review off here!
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Post by Michy » Tue March 29th, 2011, 2:32 am

Oh, dear, I hope she's better at writing than she is at spelling. ;)

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Post by SarahWoodbury » Tue March 29th, 2011, 4:15 am

This has gone so viral, even my husband heard of it!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue March 29th, 2011, 4:53 am

She has a blog. I tried reading her entry on the benefits of eating fish and had a hard enough time getting through that.
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Post by annis » Tue March 29th, 2011, 5:34 am

What a shocker :) Tha'st one major hissy fit! Unfortunately her writing is really bad. The spelling is poor and her sentence construction horrendously clunky. I can only think that her 4 and 5 star reviews came from friends and family...
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Post by parthianbow » Tue March 29th, 2011, 6:44 am

Oh my goodness me. I can't quite believe that reaction, it's so shocking! Thanks for the link, Misfit.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 29th, 2011, 9:10 am

Blimey, she definitely threw her teddy out of her cot, didn't she!!!! :eek: :eek:

Her spelling is atrocious, never mind her writing!
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 29th, 2011, 10:55 am

[quote=""annis""]What a shocker :) That one major hissy fit! Unfortunately her writing is really bad. The spelling is poor and her sentence construction horrendously clunky. I can only think that her 4 and 5 star reviews came from friends and family...[/quote]

I'd guess that's the case. I didn't have time last night to look at the Ammy reviews too closely, but I'll try later today.
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