top of page

How to Deal with Negative Reviews as a Writer


Negative reviews are a part of being a writer. It's something that every writer has to deal with at some point in their career. It can be difficult to read a negative review, but it's important to remember that not everyone is going to like your work. You can't please everyone, and you shouldn't try to. The best thing you can do is to keep writing and producing the best work that you can.

Why Negative Reviews Can Be Hurtful: They can be personal

Negative reviews can be hurtful because they can be personal. If you're a business owner, you know that negative reviews can deal a serious blow to your reputation. But what if the person writing the review is someone you know?

It's one thing to read a negative review from a stranger. But when the person writing it is someone you know, it can feel like a personal attack. After all, this is someone who knows you and your business, so their opinion carries more weight.

What's more, when you see a negative review from someone you know, it can be tempting to write them off as being unfair or biased. But even if that's the case, their opinion still matters – and it can still do damage to your reputation.

So what can you do when faced with a negative review from someone you know?

How to Deal With Negative Reviews:

Acknowledge Them

It's easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day of running a business. But it's important to remember that each customer interaction is an opportunity to build relationships and improve your bottom line.

That's why it's so important to deal with negative reviews in a timely and professional manner. Responding to customer complaints shows that you're interested in their experience and willing to work to improve it.

Of course, dealing with negative reviews can be difficult. It's important to remain calm and constructive in your response. Take the time to really understand the customer's issue and offer a solution.

By acknowledging negative reviews, you can turn unhappy customers into lifelong fans.

Don't Take Them Personally

If you're a writer, then you're probably used to receiving negative reviews. It's just part of the job. And it's important not to take them personally.

Sure, it's easy to feel like you're being attacked when someone writes a negative review of your work. But try to step back and look at the situation objectively. The reviewer is entitled to their opinion, even if you don't agree with it.

And remember, even the best writers receive negative reviews from time to time. So don't let a few bad reviews get you down. Just keep writing and eventually people will start to see your talent.

Use Them as Constructive Criticism

It's inevitable that you're going to get some negative reviews. But instead of letting them get you down, use them as constructive criticism.

Here are a few ways to deal with negative reviews:

  • Don't take it personally. The reviewer is entitled to their opinion, even if it's not an accurate reflection of your work.

  • Use it as a learning opportunity. See what you can do differently next time to avoid getting a similar review.

  • Use it as motivation to improve your writing. Use the feedback to make your writing even better.

  • Don't let one bad review ruin your day. Remember that there are plenty of people who enjoy your work and appreciate what you do.


In conclusion, negative reviews are a part of life, but they don't have to ruin your day. Just remember to keep your head up and learn from your mistakes. And if you're ever feeling down about a negative review, just remember that there are plenty of people who are willing to give you a positive one.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page