I tried to tell her where to get help. I never once told her that her work was horrible. I told her how I had a difficult time at first. I know some people are frank, but would you rather she hear it here first or in a review? I have read some nasty reviews , and I know those reviews hurt those authors. I wanted her to fix the problem before she took a hit. I tried to help her.
Then you agree with mocking her faith in God, calling her a fraud with a fake account, and all the other things that had nothing to do with writing were OK? If you do, then you are not the person I thought you were and that is sad.
ETA: Well, I just read her post, and she is a very forgiving soul, a true Christian. But still, the mocking and making fun of was uncalled for, especially the comments of her being a fraud with a fake account.
ETA again: Look I know some were trying to be helpful and that was all good. It is the other I am taking about. It wasn't good.
I didn't see anyone mocking her faith. I have been revising my work all week and asking for help off and on. I don't read all the replies. I don't know who is real on here and who isn't. I have been posting here a year. You guys have seen more than I have. I don't know about fake accts, so I can't comment on things I know nothing about. I'm a Christian, and my faith has nothing to do with my writing. If you want to get down to the point. I keep my books cheap so that poor people can read them. I have purchased books and gave them to the homeless population. Is it a little odd to see someone end each line in the Lord's name? Honestly yes! Is it a little odd to see a Christian charge over 6 bucks for a book that could help so many people right now, honestly yes. Am I saying she isn't a Christian? No, but I'm saying I can't pretend to know people just because they call out the Lord's name. He himself tells us that people will call out to him" Lord Lord I cast out demons in your name, and he said he will tell them part from me I never knew you."
So, how am I supposed to know what is real or not? I think it's a little unfair to look at me in such a harsh light, when I tried to help her.
[i]I'm a Christian, and my faith has nothing to do with my writing.[/i]
That's a shame then, and I am sure you don't really mean that. Even JRR Tolkien's faith was throughout all his work and the thing was, he didn't even know it, but others found it in Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Tolkien then admitted that simple truth: what is in you comes out. It comes out in how you speak, how you threat others, and in everything you do, including your writing. So take another look. You may just find Him there after all.
If the Lord lives within you, He will come out in all you say and do. Sheslant, open your eyes and look around.
ETA: It was not you I was referring to, nor am I judging you. You did not bully or mock Cheryl. You were one of the helpful ones.
I mean this with the most respect I really do. There are some people who I pay attention to, and there are some who I don't pay attention to. I normally read post written by maybe six posters and you are one of them. I pay attention to a lot of the new posters if they need help. I don't know Kenny, I know of the conflict between him and another poster. I was kind of sick of seeing the conflict, and the constant picking so I tuned the name out.
I didn't agree with anything, I guess I tried to stay clear..I guess that makes me a coward to some degree. Sorry.
It really is not you that she's referring to - it is me. She's suddenly taken to following me around with these oddball statements, but the reality is, she is the one I was referring to in the backstabber thread started by "steveintheuk". Be careful... you're on treacherous ground with this one, especially if she decides to reach out and contact you via email.
No one has made fun of anyone's god around here. We do not all have the same beliefs and since this is not a religious forum, I do not feel the need to even address such stuff. Religion and publishing books does not mix, at least not as it relates to advice on editing and rewrites.
What happened to your book? Couldn't find it on Amazon. If your interested in swapping reviews, or need someone to read it let me know. I am a new author as well, so I know what your going through. Hang in there and don't give up...........