As many of you may know, I have published four fiction novels and written some that haven’t been published. I have been a writer of poetry, magazine articles, short stories and even ehow articles online.
For any kind of writer, every word needs to audition for a part in our work and putting the right words together in a way that can both capture the reader and keep his interest is almost always an agonizing ritual of reading, editing, rereading and editing again in an attempt to ensure that we get our message across in the most interesting way possible. Most writers will agree with me that it is the most torturous and blissful process that we do for our readers, especially given all of the competition out there. These sentiments are our blood, sweat and tears, our heartache and happiness and, most of all, our souls spilled out into our literary pieces. We give you all that we have, in fear of the criticism and rejection, continuously picking ourselves back up after a fall because of an unwavering passion that we can’t survive without. We hope that, somewhere, someone can feel our words, be provided the escape that they need through our stories, hold onto its characters and, hopefully, let us know that they enjoyed reading it.
Though some authors may appear to find an easy road to success, most of us are simply people who squeeze in writing between full-time jobs, raising children and household chores, spilling out words at crazy hours and, sometimes, in crazy places. You might see us writing on a napkin in a restaurant or on the back of a receipt while shopping because a good idea has just hit us. Not all authors write for fame. We do it because we are feeding a passion that we need to fulfill, but our goal is always the same, to have the public read and appreciate what we have put our everything into. As a writer, we need you, the readers, for so many reasons, and the very best thing that you can give a writer is a review of their work on a public platform. I always ask my readers to review my books on Amazon and other online outlets. I’ve even given away books in exchange for reviews, honest reviews, even if they aren’t what I want to hear. Every review makes an author better and helps us succeed. You are imperative to a writer so, please, take a few minutes and review the authors that you like, even if it’s only a sentence. You will be making an absolute difference in their careers and be part of their success.