Who Should You Listen to – Reviewers, Peers or Readers?

Excellent post on taking advice. This is a part of being an author that tends to fly under the radar, but is as much a part of the journey as editing.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Lily Kaligian | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookThis is a guest post by Lily Kaligian. Lily is an editor at Businesscheck.co.nz and Canadabiz.net. She creates a variety of articles about careers, entrepreneurship, technology, business, education, as well as travel and personal development.

Who Should You Listen to – Reviewers, Peers or Readers?

Having your writing work read and appraised by others can be a very emotional experience. When you’ve poured your heart and soul into creating a novel, a short story, a poem or even just a blog post, you need to know that it’s not just you who sees your creation as valuable.

But writing and reading are incredibly subjective. One person’s prize winner could be another’s trashy holiday read. It can be hard working out who to trust when it comes to feedback and critique. Whose opinion should you take into account when reviewers, peers, and readers all have something to say?

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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2 Responses to Who Should You Listen to – Reviewers, Peers or Readers?

  1. Thanks for sharing! It’s the author’s paradox: we need a thick skin to survive often brutal criticism and a paper-thin one to allow us to generate art. Not an easy combo to pull off.

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    • You’re welcome. That’s one of the roughest parts of the job. Personally, I’ve never liked the ‘unbreakable thick skin’ argument because it ignores the fact that you put some of yourself into your writing. Better to say ‘sit down and sleep it off’. 🙂

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