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Initial post: Apr 7, 2014 12:27:33 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Apr 7, 2014 1:51:40 PM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 12:37:30 PM PDT
Willow3X3 says:
This drives me crazy as well. I usually briefly scan reviews before I read any, but the occasional spoiler sneaks past anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:09:11 PM PDT
Luckily you haven't included a link to your book here, or it would violate the TOS. If your book is the one I think it is, I would like to, in as friendly a way as possible, tell you that you do have a problem.

In the first couple of pages alone, the tense changes from past tense to present tense. "I emailed him..." (past tense), then a couple of sentences later, "I pull up to his house..." (present tense).

WHICH tense did you intend to write this in? Just as a reader who trawls Amazon constantly looking for my next read, I would pass up this book based on the Look Inside, because of the clear lack of copy editing.

It seems like an interesting story; you may want to have someone give the manuscript a once-over for language mechanics. Just a little tidbit from a reader to a writer. Good luck to you.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:11:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2014 1:58:45 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
It is very irritating, isn't it? As a reader (not an author), it drives me crazy to have people write major spoilers in their reviews. Of course, I don't always read reviews either - and this is one of the reasons why.

If you're looking for the opinions of other authors, there is one other forum you might want to post on - the Meet Our Authors forum. Lots of authors hang out there! Not that you're not welcome here of course (since you're not self-promoting), but it did sound like you wanted other authors' opinions on the matter.

Edited because I'm having problems finding the right words today!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:14:06 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
How did you figure out which book she was talking about? She has four when I checked her name. Check all the reviews?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:16:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2014 1:18:07 PM PDT
I only find one Kindle book when I search, and sure enough, there's a one-star review that pretty much tells the whole story.

ETA: Pardon me, I do see the others, AFTER the author page. I chose the one at the top of the results and can see what she's talking about.

I did read the whole sample (10%?) and the tense problem is extant all the way through. So my comment still stands for the first hit on the search.

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 1:29:14 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:32:41 PM PDT
Willow3X3 says:
Some people write posts just to feel important. Those people who write posts just to feel important are childish and tend to be more superficial. I honestly believe that this is a direct result of said person having no surprise in his/her life.

Sheesh

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:40:07 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Apr 7, 2014 1:55:38 PM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:48:33 PM PDT
What nonsense!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:52:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 7, 2014 1:57:32 PM PDT
Where do you get your facts Erin? At aged 51 I've just finished my first reading of The Grapes of Wrath. During the entire book one cannot help wondering how they will make out in the end. When the ending finally came, it was truly shattering and would have been completely different if revealed in advance. Please explain how that makes me superficial or childish.

Steinbeck's prose is beautiful and one day I may re-read it on a different level, knowing how it will end but there will never be another, unspoiled first reading

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:55:04 PM PDT
Willow3X3 says:
Of course spoilers ruin the experience of discovery! Pay no mind to Erin. He/she is just desperately trying to be contrary.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 1:57:51 PM PDT
Debi says:
Erin is basically a troll, many people have clicked the ignore this user.

I don't read reviews so it's never an issue.

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 2:01:21 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
Why was the OP deleted, do you suppose? I know for sure that I didn't say she couldn't post here (my edit was merely changing one word). No one said that, in fact.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 2:02:12 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 2:02:25 PM PDT
Willow3X3 says:
She self-policed, for whatever reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 2:05:50 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 4:41:26 PM PDT
R. Wilde says:
I remember when the movie Titanic was released. I had read a spoiler somewhere telling me that the boat sank, so I never bothered to go see the movie.

Seriously, though, whether or not someone dislikes spoilers is not a function of maturity. Different people might read the same book for different reasons, that's all.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 7:03:50 PM PDT
If she was that clever, she'd have an editor. My guess is that scrutiny of her syntax was not what she was hoping to accomplish by posting the words, "my book".

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 10:40:06 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 3:35:30 AM PDT
What? Anyone can start a thread; it doesn't take any special skills. Unless, I suppose, one lacks the usual amount of skills.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 12:26:13 PM PDT
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