You can’t kill the creative spirit

Being a writer or artist puts you in the public eye.  I recall my very first publisher’s wise words. “There’s no such thing as a bad book review; any publicity is good publicity.” The problem is, that some reviews (especially the kind that strays into personal attack) can be tough to swallow.  So, when I caught this delightfully creative take by on book reviews by Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of over 70 books for kids, I just had to share. I love the way he and the authors depicted turned bad reviews into a creative opportunity. There are 3 videos of some of your fav kid’s book authors reading bad reviews.  Here’s the first, but be sure to check the others out too.

You just can’t kill the creative spirit 🙂

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Granfield
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 02:06:10

    Love these! I always wonder if these ‘reviewers’ would stand in front of the author and say the same thing? I guess so, if they really dislike the book. Perhaps?

    Reply

    • sherylbooks
      Jan 07, 2014 @ 09:42:12

      They may tell you they didn’t enjoy the book, but they would be unlikely to say some of the truly mean & hurtful things that were said anonymously. Of course we all have personal reading preferences. I just don’t get that the readers be so unkind about it.

      Reply

  2. dianneyoung65
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 19:38:11

    Well, that puts it all in perspective, doesn’t it? Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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