It seems to happen, and when it’s a friend that makes it even more difficult. I’m still trying to find the best way to go about it gently, yet firm. I recently had a friend ask me to read his novel. I was impressed that he completed a novel and was proud of him for doing so. But it was also his first novel and while the plot was fine, his dialogue and character arc were terrible.

So I asked “What type of feedback would you like?” His answer? Give me 5 star reviews on Amazon…..

My reaction:

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I guess there’s no way around letting people be disappointed if they really want to grow. Oh well. Thanks for reading and your feedback!

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