Today I read an incredibly negative review of my work. I felt horrible after read it. Nobody should feel bad after reading a review. Not everyone can take critisism very well (myself included). We're hear to encourage and help. You can say the exact same thing in several different ways and every way will have a different reactions. The review I had essential said this: "This probaby isn't what you want to hear, but the opening is boring and has no hook. Nobody will buy your book the way it is. Don't be discouraged. Good luck anyway." How is someone not supposed to feel a little bit discouraged when it told you exactly why nobody will ever buy it? The review barely included any real help or showed signs that the writing had any hope of being good. It is very possible to point out everything the reviewer did and still make me feel hopeful that what I'm doing has a chance. He could have said, "It needs some work to make the opening interesting enough to hook the reader a little more. You could try doing these things. Don't give it. You can make it work." People respond to critiques that are positive. You can point out where a piece needs work with little or no chance of discouraging the person if you use the right words.