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Elle
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19.07.2012 (1776 days ago)
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Social sharing?

Just seen this article on social sharing posted by one of my publishers. Timely indeed as I've just heard a person, who had befriended me, then proceeded to harass my friends, and attempted to find out where I live, has turned one shade nastier. How to hurt an author? Publish a nasty review on Amazon. Classy from another writer.

We know who it is as she reproduced the same terms when she took issue with my publisher a while back. Suddenly, they couldn't edit, blah blah blah. I'll spare you the details. Never mind, that's life, another lesson learned. Don't talk to strangers, my mother would have said Wink

When so-called friends message you to "gossip", I don't like the b**** word, you know where to stand. I don't agree with that, not my thing.

Just one more thing! Would somebody tell my American publisher I can't write? Dang, after 28 books like my husband pointed out, I'm glad somebody finally spelled it out. As this is the end of my career, I'm off to the beach. It was nice knowing you all.

I shall never recover Cry

 

P.S. Still, we have love my dear. Grateful and loved

And here is the article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/18/social-media-new-religion-sharing

Elle · 1776 days ago
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  •  Marta: 
     
    Dearest Elle,

    When I first read about the review on FB, I immediately knew who it was. I am so very very sorry that you went through this. Of all the people I have ever met, you are one of the truest and kindest I have ever known. My heart ached for you and if I could have I would have taken it away.

    BTW you write beautifully we all know that.
     
     1772 days ago·1 replies1 replies 
    4 points
     
  •  Elle: 
     
    Thank you so much Ana, and for your kind words. So glad to be part of this community and be supported by such kind and real women. Let them hate, we're all about loving.
     
     1775 days ago 
    3 points
     
  •  AnaLewis: 
     
    Oh my goodness... Elle. The fact that you have been hurt is breaking my heart. So sorry that some people don't "get" how to be a true sister. Lying and back-stabbing is not the way. Unfortunately for the mean girl stereotype, social media is only one additional tool to add to their arsenal of hatred. WOTV is about eradicating that. But we have so damn much work to do... xxxooo
     
     1776 days ago 
    5 points
     
Social sharing?