If someone doesn’t like your book and gives you a crappy review, it doesn’t make them a bully. Even if they resort to personal insult and load up on the snark.
If an author responds to your review with comments of their own, they’re not a bully. Even if they resort to personal insult and load up on the snark.
Not every disagreement is bullying. Not every insult is bullying. Not everyone making ‘mean’ comments is a bully.
Stop throwing the word around. Stop using it as a way to stake some imagined moral high ground. Stop trying to use it like it’s a bullet-proof vest. You do a disservice to the real victims of real bullying. Learn the difference.
On another news flashie note, big congratulations are in order to Cassie Mae
and Donna Hosie
for landing agents, and to Otin
, who announced not one, but two book deals recently! Congrats! Sorry if I missed any other big news this week, I’ve been in blog scanning mode rather than serious reading. Have a great weekend, all.