A recent discussion here made me think back on some of the negative reviews I’ve received over the years. On one of my fics I’m most proud of, the first review I received was extremely negative. The reviewer actually referred to the story as “gross” and said they wished they hadn’t read it because they were so unhappy with how I wrote a certain character. Surprisingly, it didn’t bother me because I was pretty happy with how the story turned out and all the reviews that followed were complimentary. I didn’t alter a thing and posted the story I wanted to tell. Reading back on the comment now actually makes me laugh.
But on some of my earlier work when I was still finding my place as a writer, a negative review would sometimes send me into a tailspin and cause me to change my plan for the story. If a commenter complained about two characters not being together or mentioned they didn’t like something, I would change the pairing or the plot.
So I was wondering do negative reviews ever make you reconsider or alter your plan for your fic? If so, do you regret doing so, or are you happy to tailor your fic to your readers’ preferences?submitted by /u/Throwaway788787e
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