If You’re Going to Attack a Writer Online, At Least Make It Well-Written

Check out this thought-provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog on those that attack writers online and their writing abilities.

Meg Dowell Writes

There are only a few kinds of opinions, related to my work, that I take seriously.

Commentary from trolls does not make the list.

Sure, I’ve been doing this for a long time. You learn to build up a forcefield of sorts. All the weird things people say to/about you on the internet sometimes still sting, but they mostly just bounce off.

If I really cared about what people (mostly men) said to me on Twitter after one of my articles shoots above 1M pageviews, I’d have quit my job a long time ago.

There’s one thing that bugs me about people who tweet me links to my articles with their unsolicited opinions/criticisms attached.

They never make sense.

I’d think, if you were specifically seeking out a WRITER to attack, insult, or accuse them of saying or doing something you do not agree with, you’d at least try to publish…

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