On our last post, we received this comment from Goronwy:
*sigh* here’s another victim I found: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/3574046-stay-strong-fellow-writers-stay-strong
Have a nice day.
Thanks, Goronwy! The following post was written by Sharon Desruisseaux. Before we go into it, here it is:
Sharon, we applaud you! You had a tremendous amount of courage to write this. And… wow! Check out Jaq’s comment. We didn’t know about Neil Gaiman. That’s huge.
Now, the common misconception, especially among the bullies, is that this is an author vs. reviewer conflict. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This conflict is really a victim vs. bully conflict. You see, many of the bullies we’ve found are authors themselves and on this blog, we’ve shown you several of them (i.e. Looney, Stacia Kane, Lissa Bilyk, Linda Hilton, etc. For new readers, our posts on these author bullies will be coming soon.) We even have a new author bully post coming up in the next few weeks (research on this person being done now), so this is rather common. The bullies are a combination of readers and authors put together. There is no distinct line between them. There is, however, a distinct line between the bullies and their victims. And we’re hoping to show exactly where that line is in order to keep our readers informed.
So… more to come. Much more to come.