Dealing with Critics

I got it again recently.


“Your books just aren’t funny”

“Your writing is crap”

“My five year old can do better than that”

I am sure every writer has had this kind of criticism.  And it usually hurts most when it comes from friends and family.

Though it is actually very easy to hit back at the critics.20100425132030!Hieronymus_Bosch-Removing_the_Rocks_from_the_Head-Detail

So I said, “Thanks for those comments, let me see how you do it.”

This gets a blank look.


“Show me how you structured you book so I can see the best way to do things, considering my writing is so bad.”

And what happens?


These critics have never written anything of any value.

So tell them to take a long walk off a short pier.

And just carry on.

“Lives of Great Men all remind us,

We may make our lives sublime,

And departing leave behind us,

Footprints in the sands of Time.”



Published by Phoenix

I have been a teacher all my life. That doesn't just mean in School! I taught my brothers to ride bikes and go camping in the mountains. I taught Football, Cricket, Squash, Sailing, Climbing and Karate. In BNI I became the Education Coordinator. With my Property Business I laid on Investment Seminars. I taught my sons to Fish for Carp. And I still teach Maths and Physics to students who want to go to University to study Medicine or Engineering. Now I am teaching people the things I am learning online.

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