A Shout Out to all the readers :
This Letter is originally inspired by an open letter by a fellow author Durrandal on Royalroadl. I liked it so much that I have written one on my own.
Durrandal’s original post – http://royalroadl.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=51354
An Open Letter to the Readers, Authors, Lurkers and awesome friends across the remote corners of the internet.
Gsd Reddy here.
Most of the authors post their work for free. I rather think we are not simply writing for money. We are doing what we love, and that is all that matters. It’s good if an author really does earn some money out of his hardwork but that’s not why we are writing.
So, what do authors really want and wish for? What is the least they could expect from a reader after they worked as hard as they did to bring that chapter to you guys?
Simple, some form of…thanks. A little recognition for their efforts. Something that makes them think that this is worth it. A single comment is all it takes to satisfy him/her.
I am NOT here asking for money lol. What I am saying is, that many authors start their story…then they feel demoralized after a while because their efforts weren’t recognized.
A Review by a reader in the form of comment is always encouraging to an author, but you know what? we feel very happy if someone comments something in our Chapter page too. It might be something you liked, some witty remark, pointing out a mistake or typo, maybe something you wondered while reading, maybe a simple thank you, no matter what it is…we like our readers talking to us, or about our work. It shows that they care. Saying that you didn’t like something is fine too, it helps us grow after all.
One more thing. It is absolutely fine to not like a work. It is fine to explicitly say why you didn’t like it. What is not fine is not giving us a chance to rectify our mistakes.
Important Note : IF by any chance you can help the author reach more readers, by a review or a suggestion or a single comment on a thread. No matter what it is, trust me, authors including me will be grinning from ear to ear if they see someone praising their work. It’s the same sentiment. We all grin involuntarily when someone praises our child.
I hope this letter reaches the hearts of the readers.
P.S.- A shout out to all the awesome readers that have encouraged me through my work. I hope you will stick with me even in the future!
P.P.S- No matter who you are, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or your thoughts about the matter.