I've just written a new article called Online Badmouthing Can Cause A Writer Their Career. Don't Do It.
Check it out below and I welcome comments. I hope everyone takes it seriously. This practice has been running rampant lately and it's been getting under my skin. There is a difference between authors sharing info to protect each other or for the good of someone's well being, but badmouthing people in public because you've got a grudge is not the right thing to do. It has been bothering me so much that I had to write an article on it. I hope you enjoy and learn from it.