Dan Brown on Hurtful Reviews

I’m not a big Dan Brown fan – of his books. But I’m a huge fan of his philosophy when it comes to reviews. He said in this interview, “I learned early on not to listen to either critique – the people who love you or the people who don’t like you.
“If you believe the people who love you, you get lazy. And if you believe the people who hate you, you become… maybe intimidated, or whatever the word might be, and you don’t write as well.
“The best thing to do is just put on the blinders, write the book that you would want to read and hope that other people share your taste. It’s really that simple.”
Actually, I do like to believe all the good ones. But he does have a point.

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