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Should you contact an author?
authors editing fans writing writing adviceAmy Leibowitz
This question arose for a number of reasons. First, some big-name authors were discussing this on social media because they’d been sent pretty hateful messages about their work. Some readers seem to think that it’s not a real, live human being behind a book and that they are welcome to rant at them for perceived flaws. One big-name author in particular mentioned how hurtful it was to read that kind of angry private message.
Second, there’s been ongoing talk about whether or not it’s polite to correct people’s spelling, grammar, and punctuation in...