Monday, March 17, 2014

Generous or Stingy? Part II

In Part I, we looked at ways writers can be either stingy or generous with each other. Now, we're going to focus on readers:


1.  With review copies - Writers who won't provide at least a pdf to a reviewer.

2.  With praying for their readers - Writers who don't think about the needs of their readers.

3.  With quality - Writers who sacrifice quality for quantity.


1.  With appreciation

What does this look like? A) Thanking readers who take the time to write a review (if they know about it), B) Doing special giveaways, C) Thanking readers when they share news about releases and other events.

2.  With consideration -

What does this look like? A) Promoting a reader's blog when they have you on for a guest post, B) Meeting their deadlines for promos or guest posts, C) Following their blogs by email, as well as supporting their social media activities.
3.  With studying your craft -

What does this look like? A) Taking the time to improve your writing techniques. B) Either studying on your own or taking writing classes at a college, online, or at a writers' conference, C) By responding to reader queries about your work.
Writers:  What are some ways you can make a difference in another writer's life?

Readers:  What are some ways authors can make you feel special and appreciated?

Photo Credit: Adamci


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. as long as we can give more than we need to - and consider all others ...

Love the post though - great examples ...

Give and you get back somewhere along the line .. cheers Hilary

Karen Lange said...

As a reader and a writer I like to share authors' books on social media, my blog, etc. I try to take time to write a review, even a short one, for I know how much that means. Good food for th0ught, Susan! :)

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I like this series Susan, because it is such basic stuff and yet... easy to skip or forget. So, I don't mind a good reminder :)
I will always try to give a favor for a favor; so forgive me if I missed a beat.