- Do nothing
- Say nothing
- Be nothing
When this post was written, the #1 Paperback and E-book on the New York Times Bestseller list was The Survivor by Vince Flynn. Head over to Amazon to read the reviews, you will see a 4.5 / 5 star review. Sadly Vince Flynn passed away in 2013 but I know he could not write as many New York Times Bestsellers if he listened to the critics and trolls.
Out of the 330 customer reviews 86% gave the book 4 stars or better. 7% gave it 2 stars or less. The majority of people agreed it was fine work.
Are you going to stop producing your art because not everyone liked it?
There is no way to avoid criticism if you are going produce anything that matters. Don’t give the trolls the attention they didn’t deserve. Not every product is meant for every single person.
No one has ever got any better at their craft by just reading the 1 star reviews.