Lately, there’s been a ton of bashing by published authors of other published authors. I’m not going to link the articles because I don’t want to support this behavior in any way. I’m appalled by their actions and reactions. We should be a community that supports each other and if we have issues we should act like adults. Meaning that we should discuss problems privately, not on any form of social media. And if someone posts something negatively about you, either confront them, once again privately, or ignore them. Nothing good comes of shooting off nasty and insulting replies. My mom always said, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, be quiet.” And shouldn’t we all listen to our mothers?
Do you think that you should be able to “defend” yourself, publicly, if you’ve been attacked?