Bullying: can a bad review be considered as such?

Bullying: can a bad review be considered as such?

According to Wikipedia. “Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” Recently, a good friend of mine received a pretty nasty review. It was lengthy and pointed. The reviewer was particular and definite. The effects? My friend may quit writing. My question therefore is this: can bad reviews be considered a form of bullying? I know the reviewer in question didn’t threaten or use force, but doesn’t verbal abuse amount to intimidation and domination of another? The reviewer was not attacking the writer

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What will 2014 hold?

I am a deep thinker sometimes. I contemplate far into the future and try to make plans. I never thought I’d be a little OCD about it, but the older I get the worst I become. I sort of face a new year with trepidation. What will happen in 2014? When it comes to writing, I know I will be busy. I have enough work already on my plate to keep me going until 2015! And while I’m talking about it, I am not a lazy person. I do not really procrastinate as regularly as I sound like I do.

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Wait. I think you have me confused…

So, here I sit. Writing and rewriting this darn query. Lol–after all the angsty thoughts of the last few days, I really got serious and worked on it for TWO hours this morning. And I think I may have one that is pretty good. I will look at it again tonight and see if I am still happy with it. One of these days, I will be able to announce that I am sending it somewhere…if I ever get the courage. For some reason, I can promote every one in the world but myself. My work, I am so close

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