The Weekend Redirect – Five Ways to Cope With A Bad Review by Cristian Mihai on IREVUO

Holy cats and kittens! Sometimes I need to take a breath and step back, take good criticism as it comes, and relinquish the bad. The problem is: we writers WANT to be read and enjoyed. The writers who don’t… well, you can tell.

So what happens when you receive a bad review or some stinging criticism. I could not put it any better than Cristian Mihai at IREVUO.

Especially the bit about relaxing and having a beer.



Writers write so readers can read. But what happens when readers decide to do some writing of their own?

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The Conqueror’s Witch – 8: The Magus – Part Two

Iaian walked through the doorway into Jazmynde’s office and she nearly lept up and throttled him.

A dream,’ she thought. ‘I am here for answers, not wish-fulfillment.‘ That was the problem with lucid dreaming: it could too easily veer away into mayhem. The trick in controlling a dream memory is by not controlling it. Jazmynde remembered her teacher telling her, ‘inhabit the dream, don’t master it.

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The Conqueror’s Witch – 6: The Magus – Part One

Jazmynde lay in a half-awake state, aware of the gravity slightly pushing her into her bed. She could feel the IVs in her arms. If she chose, she could see the interior of her ship without opening her eyes. She was aware, yet not aware. She had mastered lucid dreaming decades ago – it gave her access to ideas that she would never have been able to grab consciously. The slight touch of hallucinogenic laid vivid sharpness to her dreams.

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