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slain that., Been there
If you send your masterpiece to several Beta Readers (that's industry speak for suckers--you know, the same sort of folks who aren't smart enough to get out of jury duty) and only one or two of them point out something that "pulls them out of the story" odds are it's safe to ignore them. They probably just forgot to take their ritalin that day.

If, however, several of them point out the same thing, then obviously you need a better class of friends--ones who aren't mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging cretins who can't read past a Dr. Suess level. (Yes mom and dad, I'm looking at you.)

On the off chance you happen to agree with them (because you lack faith in yourself, you mewling douche-waffle) then by all means make the change, and remember to thank them in your forward. (You'd be surprised at how much a little insincere pandering can endear you to the reading public.)

And remember, never respond to negative reviews of your work. It only demeans you. (Responding under an alias is a no no as well. Somehow the public always finds out no matter how well I disguise my...never mind.)

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sartorias
Nov. 7th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
Heh!
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