Have you ever thought about writing a novel? There are millions of people in the world who have ideas floating around in their heads that they want to write down but never find the time.
I've witnessed a lot of sour grapes as well. Some reviewers will review books from genres they know they don't like and give it a crappy rating. This grinds my gears. In my mind, these type of reviews are a waste of everyone's time. The perspective consumer and the author. Neither can use that review for anything constructive.
Tension. It’s that thing that all stories need to have to propel the reader forward. Without it, you have dullness. Drabness. Blahhhhh. But what most people don’t realize until they think about it is that there are two kinds of story tension, and they’re not all that similar. In fact, they’re polar opposites: dread and anticipation.