Food for thought when it comes to bullies of any kind.
One of the reasons I am SO HAPPY you guys take the time to comment and share your thoughts is your insights often highlight areas I might not have thought to address. A commenter Mr. Dandylion replied to my publishing predictions for 2014 with darker thoughts, which included this phrase:
“A new author will commit suicide after a sustained online bullying campaign, most likely stemming from Goodreads; it will cause major headlines and public anger.”
Those words hit home and made me think. Granted, as a writer, I’ve experienced my share of trolls and (gratefully) only two LOONIES. But I have too many author friends (including NYTBSAs) who’ve been victimized by flash mobs of cyber-bullies. I’ve also had blogger friends who wrote on very innocent topics randomly victimized by gangs of trolls for seemingly no reason.
Oddly, when I tried to research bullying and bullying resources for yesterday’s post, I…
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