Best Comment Ever From An Author

Authors are familiar with reader reviewers who rake the author over the coals because of something a character said in the author's book.

Did you ever get a review like that and want to tell the reviewer that you don't hold that opinion? Your character, who is a disgusting reprobate does, which is why he's possibly the villain of the book?

You authors out there will appreciate what S. M. Stirling, author of The Tears of the Sun said: "There is a technical term for someone who confuses the opinions of a character in a book with those of an author. That term is idiot."

Takeaway Truth

Okay. Let's give Mr. Stirling a round of applause. Heck! Let's make it a standing ovation!

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